7 Types Of Pain You Should Never Ignore
Not every pain requires immediate special attention, but there are some that require immediate attention, especially those accompanied by fever or that suddenly occur. Here are some pains that should be cause for immediate concern and medical attention:
• Severe/thunderclap head pain
Could be: An aneurysm, a swollen area in an artery
Unlike a normal headache that usually goes away with over-the-counter medicines, the worst headache you have had needs immediate attention. Call 911 as a burst aneurysm can damage your brain within minutes and can be fatal. Don’t drive yourself to the hospital.
How can you tell it isn’t a migraine? A migraine makes you feel nauseous, sensitive to light and sound, and progresses gradually.
Your doctor will probably take a CT scan to check for bleeding in your brain, if it appears to be hemorrhaging you will need immediate surgery to repair the blood vessel.
Don’t swallow aspirin as it can increase bleeding.