Going to the doctor can be quite scary, and it can be quite nerve-racking. You may start to think there is something wrong with you before he has even said a word. We wouldn’t say it’s as bad as going to the dentist, but it’s a pretty close call. Unfortunately, this is why some people tend to avoid going to the doctor completely. They have the symptoms, but they often hope if they leave them untreated, they will go away naturally. This is not always the case and when it comes to the human body, there are flashing red lights that mean you need medical treatment.

Unexplained Sudden Pains

There are natural reasons why you will experience pains in your body. Women will commonly experience severe pain when they are menstruating. Men may get pain in their testicles from time to time due to a lack of sexual activity. If you exercise with weights for the first time, the day after it will feel like your arms are going to fall off. These are all perfectly normal common causes of pain. You should be wary when there is no seeable cause. You did not exercise yesterday, but suddenly you are getting severe sharp pains in your back. There is the feeling of a blockage in your throat that has been there for a few weeks. Any unexplained pains, usually sharp and severe, mean you need the attention of a doctor.

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Lumps

There is nothing more frightening than finding a lump on our body. We have been trained by the media and doctors to associate lumps with cancer. But there is good news because often only certain lumps are cancerous. There are some key symptoms to watch out for. First, you should only start to worry if the lump has been there for longer than two weeks. Most will go away in this time naturally without treatment. Second, if the lump hurts it is highly unlikely it is cancerous. Third if it is detached and moves underneath the skin it is most likely a cyst. These are harmless. Also be aware that some people are born with goiters and again, these are harmless. You should only see a doctor if they start to change in any way.

Chronic Pains

This is a pain in your body that has been there for a long period of time. It may be excruciating or a slight throbbing but either way it is a bad sign. It is unlikely to be life threatening but you will need treatment. Typically, chronic pains can be treated with medication and prescriptions. If you are worried about the cost, you can get a prescription discount card. This will greatly reduce the price you pay for the medicine you need.

Mental Symptoms

Finally, go speak to a doctor if you are experiencing any mental or sensory symptoms. These can be severe headaches or a brief but sudden loss of sight. You should also get checked out if you experience constant fatigue or what is commonly referred to as, screaming head syndrome.

If you do see a medical professional, there is a good chance that any problem you have can be treated with their help.