Pain is a state of discomfort through which the body is trying to signal a disease. There is a scale of pain – mild, moderate and severe.
The first stage, mild pain corresponds, on a scale of 1 to 10, level 1-3, and is a simple embarrassment. Moderate pain (range 3-7) affects concentration, and severe pain (from 7 to 10) is unbearable.
Here are ten types of pain that should not be ignored and that could hide more serious illnesses.
1. Chest pain
Persistent chest pain occurs when the heart does not receive enough blood and oxygen and may indicate heart problems, in which case the pressure often spreads to the shoulder, left or maxilla. A heart attack is not excluded, especially in those over 40 years of age.
"Chest pain may also indicate an intercostal jangle (inflammation of the muscles and tendons between the ribs), pneumonia, asthma," explains Remus Lupu, Ph.D.
Sometimes, chest pain (located on the chest) may also indicate digestive problems (ulcers, biliary calculi, indigestion, burns, gastroesophageal reflux).
2. Severe headache
Persistent headaches may indicate menstrual disorders, vision problems, hypertension, lack of calcium and magnesium, metabolic disorders, and in extreme cases an intracranial tumor or an aneurysm.
Severe headache accompanied by nausea, dizziness, or numbness of the face can lead to a vascular or meningitic accident (the neck is stiff and photophobia occurs).
3. Pulse teeth pain
If you experience a pulsating pain in the teeth, it is possible that the nerve is affected.
"In the simplest case, it is a dental abscess, but there are serious conditions when the nerve should be removed," adds Remus Lupu.
Other causes of pain include cavities, gum disease, or the appearance of minds.
4. Lumbar pain
Sharp back pain may indicate the presence of kidney stones and other kidney problems (from lithiasis to nephritis), osteoarthritic diseases – arthritis, lumbar discopathy and, more seriously, an aortic aneurysm.
5. Back pain with tingling of your toes
"This type of pain may hide neurological or circulatory disorders, which means you have to take a radiograph at the column or be consulted by a neurologist," recommends Remus Lupu.
Feeling tingling and numbness painful in the legs is caused by poor circulation of blood, but if it persists, it can be a sign of an injury to the nerves. This condition has several causes: diabetes, alcohol abuse, vitamin B12 deficiency, shingles, etc.
6. Abdominal discomfort accompanied by gas and bloating
Stomach pains conceal either a high-fat diet, either eating disorders (colitis) and enzymes, irritable bowel syndrome, liver and pancreas disorders. In extreme cases, it can hide gastric or colorectal cancer.
7. Leg pain in husbands of inflammation and swelling
The burning sensation in the soles is a sign of diabetes-peripheral neuropathy.
"Localized pain in the thigh or calf may signal arterial blockage, venous thrombosis – a blood clot in the vein that can reach the lungs, preventing their oxygenation," the doctor points out.
Inflated legs also indicate heart problems, such as cardiomyopathy or heart failure.
8. Shoulder or shoulder pain
10. Testicular pain
Testicular pain may be the first symptom of many diseases and should be taken seriously. Despite this, men often hesitate to call a doctor.
Testicular cancer does not always cause pain. Sometimes it does not just feel in the testicles, but also in the abdomen and groin area. Patients often complain of scrotum weight. Testicles are larger and often feel a lump or a lymph node.