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8 Aches and Pains That May be Indicative of a Serious Health Problem

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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4. Endometriosis Pain

Normal menstrual pain can make a woman resort to a heating pad and over-the-counter pain relievers. When menstrual pain lingers and is not alleviated by normal measures, however, it could be due to endometriosis.

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The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, which can be worse during the menstrual cycle. Other symptoms of endometriosis can include: painful bowel movements, painful periods, painful intercourse, excessive bleeding, infertility, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating, especially during menstruation.

5. Aneurysm

People who have survived a brain aneurysm often describe it as the most horrible headache they have ever had. A brain aneurysm that has not yet ruptured is undetectable because it has no symptoms. According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, any of the following symptoms indicate immediate medical attention:[4]

  • Localized headache
  • Pain above and behind the eye socket
  • Dilated pupils
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Difficulty talking
  • Weakness and numbness

6. Kidney Infection

An infection in the kidney will cause a deep, aching pain in the middle of the back, becoming unbearable rather quickly. Pyelonephritis is an infection in one or both kidneys caused by bacteria.

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The symptoms of pyelonephritis include: pain and tenderness in the back (between the ribs and hips); fever; frequent and painful urination; nausea; and vomiting.

Because pyelonephritis can be life-threatening, it is important to get immediate medical care to treat the condition.

7. Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops after extended sedentary periods or as a consequence of heart disease, cancer, or obesity. Long flights, long car rides, and an inactive lifestyle all make it hard for blood to get back to the heart.

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Deep vein thrombosis usually happens in one leg only; the symptoms are swelling and a bluish tint to the extremity.

DVT is a health issue that can bring with it many complications, so it is important to receive medical care if you display symptoms.

8. Appendicitis Pain

Appendicitis is an inflammation or swelling of the appendix, a small pouch that is attached to the colon. The appendix can rupture when it becomes blocked by feces, a tumor, a foreign object, or becomes infected.

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Symptoms of appendicitis will vary but the most common include: pain in the lower right side of the abdomen, appetite loss, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal swelling. Appendicitis is serious and requires immediate medical care to prevent serious health complications.

It is very important to never ignore any type of pain. When you feel something is not quite right with your body and you have unexplained pain, it is important to seek medical care.

Being proactive by seeking medical advice for pain will lead to the determination of the cause before the situation becomes more serious and possibly threatens your life.

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