In this article, we’re going to discuss about some very common aches that could go unnoticed, but still are something. We often ignore many symptoms that appear like dizziness, chest pain etc. Still, we have to pay attention to them more because they can even be life-threatening.
Here, we’re going to present you 7 different types of pain that man should never ignore.
1. SUDDEN GROIN PAIN
What it feels like: The pain is similar to being kicked below the belt, but it’s not that intense and sometimes there is swelling.
What it is: Testicular torsion is the name for this type of pain. The testicles of a man are attached to the body in 2 ways: by fleshy anchors near the scrotum and by the spermatic cords that run into the abdomen.
In some people, the anchors are missing and it’s pretty common. The spermatic cords become twisted and that cuts off the flow of blood to the testicle. If you notice this in 4 or 6 hours, you’ll save your testicle, but if 12 or 24 hours pass, you’ll eventually lose it.
Another possible cause: Also, an infection of the epididymis or otherwise known as your sperm-storage facility can cause this.
How to fix it: The surgeon that will perform the procedure will straighten the cord. After that, he will construct artificial anchors using several stitches near the scrotum. Antibiotics will solve this quickly if it’s an infection.
2. SEVERE BACK PAIN
What it feels like: This type of pain resembles like you’ve just tried to bench press an armoire. Some of the usual advice include: OTC painkillers, rest and heat, but they don’t always help.
What it is: If you haven’t exercised recently, this type of pain can signify aneurysm.
Abdominal aneurysm is very dangerous since it weakens the aorta above the kidneys. You’ll die in several minutes in case it bursts.
A less threatening possibility: You may have a kidney stone. You’ll experience a lot of pain.
How to fix it: If the doctor determines the dimensions of the aneurysm using a CT scan, he/she will treat it with some blood-pressure medication or even surgery, if you need an implant of a synthetic graft.
3. PERSISTENT FOOT OR SHIN PAIN
What it feels like: This feels like a nagging pain in the front of your shin or the top of your foot. It becomes worse when you exercise, but you can also feel it while you rest. You can’t treat it with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
What it is: It can be a stress fracture. Our bones regenerate themselves all the time, just like all of the tissues in our body. In case you’re training very hard, that bone can’t heal and a stress fracture appear. The bone becomes weakened permanently.
How to fix it: You’ll have to stop all the exercises. If the doctor thinks that you need a cast, you’ll wear it for several weeks.
4. SHARP PAIN IN THE ABDOMEN
What it feels like: It feels like a skewer in the stomach, knife in the gut or a bullet in the belly, but it comes from the inside.
What it is: The area on your body between your hips and your ribs is full of organs. It can be a symptom of an inflamed gallbladder, appendicitis or pancreatitis.
The cause is the same in all three cases: The organ which is affected has been blocked by something. The infection which appears can be fatal. The organ could explode in the worst scenario. Visit a doctor as soon as possible.
How to fix it: If you feel the pain in your lower-right abdomen and it’s joined by an increase in your white blood cells, then it’s appendicitis. Your appendix needs to be removed.
If your white blood cells are increased and you feel pain in your upper abdomen, then your gallbladder is inflamed. It needs to be removed.
If the pain is located below your breastbone and you have some enzymes in your blood which are increased, it’s probably pancreatitis. It may be a stone in the pancreas that will also signify a removal of your gallbladder.
5. TRANSIENT CHEST PAIN
What it feels like: This type of pain is very severe. It appears suddenly and disappears quickly. You won’t feel anything else.
What it is: Indigestion can cause it or in worse cases, a heart attack.
Here’s how serious: This may be a sign that a blood clot has been in a very narrow part of your coronary artery. It cuts off the blood flow to one part of your heart.
You must pay attention. 50% of all heart attacks appear in the first 3 or 4 hours after these symptoms. You have to contact your doctor as soon as possible.
How to fix it: If there is any damaged heart tissue, blood test checks will show it. The treatment will include a bypass or an angioplasty.
6. LEG PAIN WITH SWELLING
What it feels like: The pain is located in one of your calves. It’s painful if you touch it, but it’s also swollen. You may feel it warm.
What it is: Deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT may be the cause for this. It appears when blood pools in your lower legs and causes the formation of a clot. The clot can block a vein in your calf and cause swelling and pain.
You’ll probably rub your leg the same time you feel the pain, but this can be very dangerous as it can send a clot up to your lungs. That would be fatal.
How to fix it: Some medicines are probable the first thing doctors will offer to you. In case the condition is very serious, they will use filters for your vulnerable veins to stop the clot.
7. PAINFUL URINATION
What it feels like: Very sharp pain occurs while you urinate and your urine looks like it’s rusty.
What it is: In the worst-case scenario, it can be bladder cancer. The blood in your urine along with sharp pain can be some of the first symptoms of this type of cancer which is the fourth most common one in men.
The biggest risk factor is smoking. If you discover it early, you’ll probably have 90% to fix it. The same symptoms appear in bladder infections.
How to fix it: Doctors will first perform urinalysis and if that doesn’t offer satisfactory results, they’ll insert a scope inside your bladder. In case it’s a tumor, they’ll radiation, chemotherapy or surgery.
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