Health Issues Men Should Not Ignore
Why Don't Men Go To The The Doctor?
Symptoms Men Should Not Ignore
Men are at risk for more "eventful" health problems. This is mainly because of the stress they are under to take care of the family. (I am a woman writing this, but I am giving credit where credit is due) .Men are tough guys (even though they cry over a cold), so why don't they go to the doctor? Okay, so we all know that most men aren't as likely to go to a Dr. We also know that most men can't take as much pain as a woman. ie; childbirth. However; now isn't the time to joke around when it comes to you or (your man). There are a lot of symptoms a man can have that can either be just an overworked pain, or an over-looked pain/symptom.
- Painful Urination
- Severe Back Pain
- Sudden Groin Pain
- Sharp Stomach Pain
- Leg Pain/Swelling
- Chest Pain
When you relieve yourself, does it hurt? Is there a tinted color to your urine? If so, you may want to give your Dr. a call as soon as possible. Could be a bladder infection yes, but you can't always be sure. If you smoke, you have a higher chance of bladder cancer.
Severe Back Pain
If you feel some agony in your back, and you didn't lift anything heavy or just exercise, and it's a severe pain It COULD be a sign of an aneurysm. It also could be a kidney stone, which is horribly painful. There are medications and a surgical procedure to fix if it is an aneurysm.
Sudden Groin Pain
If you feel like you have just been kicked (not quite that hard) in the groin, and/or swelling, it could be a testicular torsion which is a twisting of the spermatic cord that cuts off blood supply. If it is a torsion, and you get to the Dr. within 4 to 6 hours, the testicle can be saved normally. Another possibility for the pain could be an infection of the epididymis, (which is were your sperm is stored)
Sharp Stomach Pain
Do you feel like you have just been stabbed in the gut with a knife? Shot in the abdomen? Does it feel like the pain is coming from "within?" If so, these could be symptoms of an inflamed gall bladder, pancreatitis, appendicitis, or something else.
Leg Pain or Swelling
Symptoms of these things may need to cause you to see your doctor. Pain in your calf, warm feeling on the inside of your calf, sore to touch. This could be a sign of a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) . If this happens, it means a blood clot formed.
Chest Pain (Transient)
A chest pain that comes on suddenly like a heavy ache, and then goes away suddenly is called a transient chest pain. It could be indigestion or worse, a heart attack. Even if it's short duration, it could be a sign of a heart attack. About 50 percent of heart attack deaths come from the first 3 to 4 hours of the first symptom.
Hpv And Genital Warts
Men are also at risk for HPV (human papillomavirus) which is a virus from genital warts. HPV can cause throat cancer in men and cervical cancer in women. If you would like to read more about HPV and cancers, I strongly suggest you do so, and you can read that article here. HPV and Cancer.
* Please Note* I am not a Doctor or a nurse. I am simply offering this information to you. I am in no way, shape or form, suggesting any health advice
Listen to your body, it tells you things you need to know to warn you.
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Health Symptoms Sites To Help You
- Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN What to Expect
What to Expect when going to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Hotel information, appointment help, phone numbers, and hotel rates
- Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
- What Is An Aneurysm? What Causes Aneurysm?
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- What Is a Heart Attack? - NHLBI, NIH
A heart attack occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked. If blood flow isn't restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.