Most times, aches and pains aren’t a sign or symptom of something serious, but certain symptoms should be checked out. See a doctor if you feel any of these things:
If you get weak or numb in your arm, leg, or face, it can be a sign of a stroke especially if it’s on one side of your body. You could also be having a stroke if you can’t keep your balance, feel dizzy, or have trouble walking.
Get help quickly if you suddenly can’t see well, get a bad headache, feel confused, or have problems speaking or understanding.
Any chest pain, especially accompanied by sweating, pressure, shortness of breath, or nausea, should be evaluated by a medical professional right away. Chest pain or pressure can be a sign of heart disease or attack, particularly if you feel it during exertion or while being active. Or, chest pain may mean problems other than with your heart; for example, you have another serious condition, such as a blood clot moving into your lung.
If your chest feels tight or heavy, and it lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back again, get help. Don’t try to tough it out.
This can be a symptom of a blood clot in your leg. It can happen after you’ve been sitting for a long time, like on a long plane ride, or if you’re sick and have been in bed a long time.
If it’s a blood clot, you may feel the pain mostly when you stand or walk. You may also notice swelling. The leg is usually red and tender, and it will be larger than the other leg. Its normal to feel tenderness after exercise But if you also see redness and feel heat where it’s swollen or painful, call your doctor
Several things can cause you to see blood when you pee. If you have blooed in your urine and you also feel a lot of pain in your side or in your back, you may have kidney stones. A kidney stone is a small crystal made of minerals and salts that forms in your kidney and moves through the tube that carries your urine.. It can be very painful. Sometimes your doctor may need to remove the kidney stone.
Breathing problems should be treated right away. If you’re wheezing, or hear a whistling sound when you breathe, see your doctor. Without urgent evaluation, breathing can quickly become laboured, and it can be catastrophic if not evaluated and treated quickly. It may be from asthma, lung disease, allergies, pneumonia and bronchitis etc
Your doctor can figure out what’s causing it and how to treat it.
When it comes to your health, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Remember, prevention is better than cure!