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article imageDon't Ignore That Pain in Your Ass

By Leah     Jun 19, 2007 in Health
Here is a list of pains you should never ignore. These should be taken seriously, and followed up on with your doctor. You may not think it is a big deal, but it could be something serious.
So, I thought I would write about this subject because i am guilty of doing this myself. And I thought maybe this would help someone. Ever have a pain, and think it was no big deal? You might want to think again.
1. Tummy Turmoil - Having a stomach ache could be a sign of gallstones — solidified bits of cholesterol and other matter — are blocking the exit. The result: "It's kind of a dull, vague pain that can wax and wane over several hours," says Beth Schorr-Lesnick, M.D., a gastroenterologist in Yonkers, New York.
You may feel pain in your right side just below the rib cage, and it may even radiate into the right shoulder blade
2. A Sore Throat - a sore throat could be a sign of a heart attack. In a recent study by the University of Rochester, women reported feeling pain and discomfort in their throats 12 times more than men. Most women don't recognize the subtle signs, which also can include nausea, sweatiness, and fatigue.
3. A Burning Belly - Most belly burns are form hunger, nerves, indigestion. But, if you are feeling the burning pain and discomfort underneath the notch of the sternum, the burn could indicate an ulcer. Ulcers are when a certain type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) burrows itself into your stomach lining and weakens a protective layer of mucus and then allowing acid to eat at that lining which causes the burning feeling.
4. Sore Gums - the truth is that even a little soreness in your gums could be periodontal disease. It destroys gum tissue and the bone that keeps your teeth in place. Symptoms like pain, bleeding, and even bad breath may surface only when your hormones are imbalanced. This may happen during menstruation, pregnancy, menopause and while on birth control pills.
5. Major Cramps - Do you feel like you have a blender spinning inside you during your menstrual cycle? It could be a sign that you have endometriosis. The National Institutes of Health reports that women with endometriosis are more likely to have allergies, asthma, and immune diseases. Severe cramps don't automatically mean you have endometriosis. While surgery is the only way to diagnose endometriosis, your doctor may suggest other options for pain relief. Studies have shown that taking 200 milligrams of vitamin E twice a day a couple of days before your period arrives and through the first 3 days of bleeding may relieve cramps.
6. A Hoarse Voice - This may be a sign of hypothyroidism, or reflux. It has been known for people to have hoarse voices as only a sign of reflux. I know recently being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I did not have a hoarse voice. But it could also be caused by simply speaking loudly (like in a crowded restaurant). "You can have small hemorrhages in your vocal folds, and they can be the start of polyps or nodules," Dr. Abaza says. If not tended to, these noncancerous, fleshy growths cause chronic hoarseness.
It is a very good chance that your pains are something minor, and you don't have to be making funeral plans, but never the less, it doesn't hurt to know these things!
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