There are several inconveniences which come with an illness or injury.

Being bedridden at home, missing work, having to cancel plans which were long in the making.

But the worst thing which often comes hand in hand with illness or injury, is physical pain.

While some pains can be taken care of with an ibuprofen or other medicines, others are so unbearable that almost nothing can ease it.

Redditor Dassag-Kababi-07 was curious to learn of the worst pain members of the Reddit community had to endure, leading them to ask:

"Users for Reddit, What is the most physical pain you have experienced? And how did it happen?"
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People Share The Activities Their Body Told Them They Absolutely Must Stop Doing
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Getting older is inevitable.

Like everything else on the planet, over time the human body suffers the effects of wear and tear.

Joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, teeth, etc... are put through the ringer and eventually it begins to show.

Things we used to do with ease suddenly aren't so simple.

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People Describe Their Absolute Worst Experiences At A Hospital
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Healthcare shouldn't be this complicated.

You feel sick? Go to the hospital. Have someone take care of you. Add on the complexities of insurance, the lack of good-faith instilled in doctors on hour 40 of their shift, and suddenly you have a stay that turns into a nightmare you can't escape from.

They only get worse from here.

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Doctors see things on the job that might make the average person's stomach churn. You have to have a strong constitution for this job, especially if you're working in the emergency unit, where anything can happen at any given moment.

Some years ago, I met a doctor who told me about all the things he had to fish out of people's butts because they'd... get things stuck up there. Needless to say, this is burnt into my brain.

We heard more stories after Redditor Naypotato asked the online community,

"Doctors of Reddit, what is the weirdest thing you’ve seen while at work?"
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Some years ago I met a man who had a scar running down his face, one clean line that had long since healed but that was still rather noticeable. He explained to those in his company that he'd been scarred defending a woman during a bar fight.

Considering how badly those can go, he's lucky he's alive. That could have gone so much worse than it did. He's accepted the scar and hey, it did make for a good story.

All scars have stories behind them. Some people shared their stories with us after Redditor JigglezPlayz asked the online community,

"How did you get your scar?"
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