Body pains are common symptoms of various conditions. Some of them may be a cause of your everyday life, particularly if you exercise, stand or walk for a long period of time.
However, there are pains that signal a life-threatening condition. These pains are usually extreme, starts suddenly, and usually coupled with numbers of others signs and symptoms.
Here are the pain symptoms that require immediate attention:
Constant Pins And Needles In Your Feet
You could have nerve damage caused by diabetes if your feet are numb, tingly or burning. Sometimes, you can also lose all feeling in your foot. Visit your doctor as the affected limb may need to be amputated if the damage is severe.
Tooth Pain When You Drink Something Cold
Do you feel intolerable pain when your teeth come in contact with hot or cold substances? Maybe, this is because your enamel (outside layer of your tooth) is damaged or decaying which causes exposure of your tooth nerve. Aside from sensitivity, an exposed nerve increases your risk for a bacterial infection which can spread to other parts of your body.
A Quick-Onset Headache
A suddenly and unbearably bad pain in your head may be linked to a brain aneurysm, an enlargement of an artery caused by weakening of the artery wall. If left untreated, the blood vessels could burst and may lead to massive brain bleeding or fatal stroke.
Pain In The Hand, Wrist, and Forearm
You can possibly have carpal tunnel syndrome if you have pain or numbing sensation on your fingers especially on the thumb, index and middle finger; on your wrist and palm and spreads to the forearm. If left untreated, your hand muscles may shrink and in the long-run, you may even lose function of your hand.
Dull Pain In The Mid-Back
If you feel a pain that gets progressively worse along with nausea and fever, then you could have a kidney infection and this could cause blood poisoning, permanent kidney damage or complete kidney shutdown.
Pain That Spreads Across Your Chest
Chest pain might be a sign of heart attack, which is caused by the lack of oxygen reaching your heart. The pain you felt may also move toward your jaw, neck or shoulder. Call an ambulance immediately.
Pain In The Abdomen Or Pelvis
For women, menstrual cramps are normal. However, if it doesn’t go away or become continually worse, you could have endometriosis. It is a condition wherein tissues that are supposed to grow inside the uterus start growing outside the uterus. If left untreated, it may increase your risk of infertility.
Pain That Starts In The Lower Back And Affects The Legs
Usually, this pain is a sign of sciatica or brought on by an injury or pressure on the sciatic nerve. If you also felt weakness in your legs, new urinary incontinence or loss of bladder sensation then, you could possibly have cauda equina syndrome. This is an unusual disorder that can cause paralysis.
Pain In The Lower Right Of The Gut
Appendicitis could be the major cause if you are experiencing nausea, fever or vomiting. A burst appendix may result in a potentially life-threatening infection.
Achy Or Cramping Pain In The Leg
If you feel pain along with redness, warmth, and swelling then, you could have a blood clot which is known as deep-vein thrombosis or DVT. Avoid massaging the painful area as it may cause the blood clot to travel to your lungs and heart.