Thursday, 16 October 2014

7 pains you should never ignore

You can't let every ache, soreness or twinge worry you to the point you have your health care provider or local hospital on speed dial. But there are pains that come on suddenly or accompany fever that you should never ignore. Abby Cuffey of Woman's Day and pain management specialist Dr. Houman Danesh of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York explain how to recognize when some pains, even if they seem small, need immediate attention.
  1. A sharp ache between your shoulder blades - Could be: A heart attack
  2. A 'thunderclap' headache - Could be: An aneurysm, which is a balloon-like area in an artery
  3. Dull stomach pain to the lower right of abdomen - Could be: Appendicitis
  4. Tooth pain that wakes you up - Could be: Teeth grinding
  5. Mid-back pain with fever - Could be: A kidney infection
  6. Menstrual cramps that don't get better with medication - Could be: Endometriosis
  7. A tender spot on your calf - Could be: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
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