5 Kinds of Pains You Should Never Ignore

Thursday, June 18, 2009

While covering the Iraq War as an embedded journalist ,NBC reporter David Bloom who was with the US Marines, began to feel a sudden pain behind his knee. He reportedly sought out medical advice by satellite phone, However he decided not to follow the advice which were on the lines of "Go to a doctor". However he popped a few aspirin, and kept right on going. Three days later, Bloom died of a pulmonary embolism caused by DVT( deep-vein thrombosis). He was only 39.

Most of us tend to take a pain very lightly unless it keeps on re-appearing and affects our life style or work. However according the Mens Health Magazine,their are a few kinds of pain which should never be taken lightly, and medical intervention should be sought immediately
Severe Back Pain

The condition: "If it's not related to exercise, sudden severe back pain can be the sign of an aneurysm," says Sigfried Kra, M.D., an associate professor at the Yale school of medicine. Particularly troubling is the abdominal aneurysm, a dangerous weakening of the aorta just above the kidneys.A less threatening possibility can be also of a kidney stone.

A CT scan using intravenous radiopaque dye does the best job of revealing the size and shape of an aneurysm. Once its dimensions are determined, it'll be treated with blood-pressure medication or surgery to implant a synthetic graft.

A pain in The Foot or Shine

A nagging pain in the top of your foot or the front of your shin that's worse when you exercise, but present even at rest and even ibuprofen and acetaminophen does not seem to be having a difference

These kinds of pain are probably a stress fracture. Bones, like all the other tissues in your body, are continually regenerating themselves. "But if you're training so hard that the bone doesn't get a chance to heal itself, a stress fracture can develop," explains Andrew Feldman, M.D., the team physician for the New York Rangers. Eventually, the bone can be permanently weakened.

Sharp Pain in the Abdomen:Since the area between your ribs and your hips is jam-packed with organs, the pain can be a symptom of either appendicitis, pancreatitis, or an inflamed gallbladder. In all three cases, the cause is the same: Something has blocked up the organ in question, resulting in a potentially fatal infection. Exploding organs can kill a guy. See a doctor before this happens.

Transient Chest Pain

The condition could be indigestion. Or it could be a heart attack. "Even if it's very short in duration, it can be a sign of something serious,

A blood clot may have lodged in a narrowed section of a coronary artery, completely cutting off the flow of blood to one section of your heart.

How much wait-and-see time do you have? Really, none. Fifty percent of deaths from heart attacks occur within 3 to 4 hours of the first symptoms. You're literally living on borrowed tim

Leg Pain with Swelling

Specifically, one of your calves is killing you. It's swollen and tender to the touch, and may even feel warm, as if it's being slow-roasted from the inside out.

Leg Pain with Swelling :if you sit in one place for 6 or more hours straight without taking a talk with taking time out,then you wait for the blood that pools in your lower legs to form a clot ( deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT). This would be big enough to block a vein in your calf, producing pain and swelling.

Unfortunately, the first thing you'll probably want to do—rub your leg—is also the worst thing. "It can send a big clot running up to your lung, where it can kill you," warns Doctors

Painful Urination :A painful Urination can be in the worst cases a sign of bladder cancer. specially for Men .According to Joseph A. Smith, M.D., chairman of the department of urologic surgery at Vanderbilt University, "The pain and the blood in your urine are symptoms of this, the fourth most common cancer in men."

Smoking is the biggest risk factor. Catch the disease early, and there's a 90 percent chance of fixing it. Bladder infections share the same symptoms.

disclaimer: This is a part of patient education series and may not represent Wockhardt Hospitals or their Doctors Views. These views are taken from MensHealth Magazine


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