Nobody wants to see a doctor if it’s not necessary, but there are certain symptoms you don’t want to ignore. Here are some examples, although not all-inclusive.
- Chest Pain – could be associated with a heart attack.
- Sudden loss of vision or speech or difficulty in speaking, confusion or personality changes, facial weakness, arm drooping – could be a associated with a stroke
- Unexplained weight loss – could be a lot of things including overactive thyroid, diabetes, depression, liver disease, cancer or disorders that interfere with how your body absorbs nutrients
- Fever of 103 degrees or higher for more than 3 days.
- Call your Regular Physician or your pediatrician for your child’s fever.
- Shortness of breath – could signal a number of possible health problems, especially if it comes on suddenly and is severe.
- Bloody or black colored bowel movements – could indicate intestinal polyps, irritation or cancer.
- Flashes of light or bright spots – could indicate a migraine or signal retinal detachment. Immediate medical care can help prevent permanent vision loss.
* If you have any of these signs and symptoms, you should call your doctor and follow their instructions or go to the nearest hospital emergency room