Why do we gamble with our health?

I know the most common answer to that is... "because healthcare costs are a joke!"

But as we get older, or even in youth, we need to be listening to our bodies.

Sometimes a trip to the hospital is just necessary.

Nobody wants to go, but if it's a live-or-die situation?

GO TO THE HOSPITAL!!

RedditorphenomLGwanted compile a list of all the reasons we need to take medical issues seriously right away. They asked:

"Whats a sign you need to immediately go to the hospital?"

I hate hospitals. And I always think I'm dying. So you can only imagine...

Better as Bud Light

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"If your pee is so dark that it looks like Guinness, go to the hospital immediately."

Bizarre_Protuberance

You Hear Me?

"Sudden hearing loss. The faster you get to the hospital the better the chances of reversing it (statistically) In my case I left it two weeks and I’m now living with tinnitus."

codeni

The Burst

"Welp my Appendix just exploded inside of me 3 days ago and my tell was that just standing or moving at all became excruciatingly painful, so if normal activities are causing pain, especially severe pain like I was feeling, maybe consider calling 911."

QKsilver58

"My husband had appendicitis and went to a walk in clinic that turned him away, telling him it couldn’t be appendicitis (even though he could barely walk and had pain in the exact right spot), so he took a cab to the hospital; he was in surgery 4 hours later."

gbarill

Jab

"If you have pain in your right side of your stomach and someone pokes you and it’s incredibly painful, you might have early signs of appendicitis. Source: had same symptoms last week, was uncomfortable but my mum jabbed her finger into my side where I screamed in pain so she packed me off to the hospital where I had an emergency appendectomy that night."

CatchItonmyfoot

Stay Open

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"You took a new medicine and your throat is closing up. Anaphylaxis can kill you."

twitch_delta_blues

I knew that closing in the throat was something.

Head Trauma

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"I had a headache for a week and was getting confused at work. 2 brain tumors and hydrocephalus led to immediate intake."

Dano4600

Thunder

"The worst headache of your life, which came on very quickly. (Also known as a 'Thunderclap headache'). Even with no other symptoms, this needs to be looked at immediately. Could be any range of things, but what they're most concerned with is a ruptured aneurysm."'

lillathrin

Bad Combos

"If you have chest pain and especially if it's combined with sweating, nausea/vomiting, left arm pain, and/or a sense of impending doom. ETA: Yes I know women present differently. Yes I know symptoms can vary by person. I was a paramedic. I definitely didn't expect this simple little post to blow up so I apologize for not including it."

Zoo_In_The_Bathtub

Linda Blair Problems

"Haven't seen this one mentioned yet:"

"If your newborn spits up bright green. Solid sign there is a major intestinal blockage (even without any other symptoms) and there is a small window to get that corrected before death. I have forgotten a lot from my STABLE class, but I do remember that."

pwg2

The Floater

"Wife had a pain in her shoulder and told me about it. Said it was uncomfortable but not a big deal. I told her to send her doctor a message. Went in for an appointment immediately. She had internal bleeding from an ectopic pregnancy and had about 12 oz of blood floating around in her."

coalnation

Rainbow Vision

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"Losing the ability to see color in one or more eye, sign of major issue in brain."

aladdyn2

This list made me nervous. I can't take it. I wanna live!


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