Pains You Can't Afford to Ignore

Learn the difference between run-of-the-mill aches and pain that signals something is seriously wrong.

Pains You Can't Afford to Ignore

Whether it's our sore muscles or an upset stomach, all of us have pain at some point. But it can be hard to separate annoying, run-of-the-mill aches from pain that signals something is seriously wrong. Sometimes, overlooking a little pain can leave you with a big problem, so keep reading to find out eight pains that you can't afford to ignore. Talk to your doctor if you're not sure what is causing your pain, but if you think you might have one of these dangerous pains, get help as soon as you can.

Sudden Severe Headache

One minute you're fine and the next – bam! You have what feels like the worst headache of your life. This could be a sign of a ruptured aneurysm, or weakened blood vessel, in the brain, which can quickly cause a life-threatening hemorrhage. If you have this kind of severe 'thunderclap' headache, don't wait to consult with your doctor – rush to the hospital as soon as possible.

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