7 Types Of Pain You Should Never Ignore
We all should know that pain in our body tells us that something in our organism does not function well, or in other words, the homeostasis is out of balance. There are severe kind of pains which are a very important symptoms. We should consider react immediately if there comes time when they appear:
1.Sharp ache between the shoulder blades
Could be: Heart attack or Arthritis
This is more common in women and can be accompanied by jaw pain, shortness of breath, and nausea. A muscular pain is a dull ache while the pain of heart attack is sharp, sudden onset. Call an ambulance immediately as they are set up to do triage immediately. Don’t drive to the hospital yourself, call an ambulance.
2.Middle back pain with fever
Could be: Kidney infection
This pain should be taken seriously especially if it appears with fever and nausea. Women suffer more than men and it appears as a result of bacteria which spread from urinary tract into kidneys and cause severe infection. It usually starts with UTI symptoms, pain when urinating. If ignored they can cause kidney damage so that is why you must call a doctor and to do some test so you could be prescribed antibiotic therapy.
3. Dull pain that moves to the lower right of the abdomen
Could be: Appendicitis
You should visit a doctor if you have this kind of pain. Usually it spreads from the central abdominal part towards the right part and it gets worse within 24 hours. A surgery may be needed .Be aware because if the appendix bursts, the bacteria will spread in the whole abdomen and will infect your whole body.
4.Menstrual cramps that don’t improve with medication
Could be: Endometriosis
If medication offers no relief it could be due to the lining of the uterus growing outside of it, this condition is common and can hamper fertility. Women who suffer from severe pain during their periods may have it. Consult your doctor right away as it is a serious issue. If pain persists even after taking medications, you may need to have the tissue surgically removed.
5.Tooth pain that wakes you up
Could be: Teeth grinding
Regular clenching can cause tooth nerves to become inflamed and enamel to rot away. This can also lead to cracked teeth down to the root which leads to extraction. You should call your dentist to treat this condition, which is often caused by stress. Your doctor may want you to wear a night guard to prevent clenching. If your tooth is already infected you might need a root canal to remove the bacteria.
6. Back pain with tingling toes
Could be: Slipped disc
This pain can’t be treated with heating pads and your toes often feel numb or tingling. This can happens when you lift a heavy object, like furniture. If the heating pad does not seem to be working you could have a disc (one of the spongy rings that cushions the bones in your spine) pressing on the spinal nerve. If it stays untreated it may cause permanent damage to the nerve. See your healthcare professional right away.
Could be: An aneurysm, a swollen area in an artery
Chances are, it’s a migraine. But if it isn’t accompanied by other migraine symptoms (such as a visual aura), sudden, severe head pain can signal a brain aneurysm. A burst aneurysm can cause brain damage within minutes, so you need to call 911 immediately.
Your doctor will probably take a CT scan to check for bleeding in your brain, if it appears to be hemorrhaging you will need immediate surgery to repair the blood vessel.
Don’t swallow aspirin as it can increase bleeding.