12 Types Of Pain You Should Never Ignore (Especially #9!)

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7. Dull Pain in the Lower Right Abdomen

This could be the beginning of appendicitis. This generally starts as a feeling of indigestion but quickly becomes a dull pain at the belly button, later moving to the lower right side. One good test is to sit in a chair and see if you can lift your right leg off the floor. If it is appendicitis, you won’t be able to do so without excruciating pain. Many people also break out in a cold sweat and double over in pain, unable to walk upright. Go to the emergency room immediately. If the appendix bursts, the bacteria will spread throughout the abdominal cavity. This is called peritonitis and it is a life threatening condition. Do not delay, go to the emergency room.

 

8. Sudden Back Pain or Nagging Back Pain

Almost everyone suffers from back pain at one time or another; sitting at the computer, working in the garden, or from an afternoon playing football with friends. Back pain is one of the most common complaints that doctors hear about and some people seem to suffer from it chronically. However, if you haven’t done anything to warrant a backache and you suddenly experience pain in the lower back or in the area between the shoulder blades, this could indicate a tear in the main blood vessel which runs to the heart, the aorta. This kind of tear is critical and needs emergency surgery. If you experience this kind of pain that you can’t explain away, especially if you suffer from hypertension, diabetes, circulatory problems, or if you smoke, go to the emergency room to rule this out.

 

9.  Fever with Pain in the Middle Back

This could be your first sign of a kidney infection. This should be taken seriously, especially if you have a high fever, nausea, and/or vomiting. Although women are more prone to kidney infections than men, this type of infection, when it reaches this stage, is a serious infection that can cause permanent kidney damage. See your doctor ASAP.

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