In life, most health conditions and illnesses will develop with symptoms. There are very few things that go symptomless, although it does happen, and those who suffer from these conditions are known as asymptomatic patients. This page, however, will just focus on those that do develop symptoms indicative of illness, health condition, or disease. This page will hope to offer you seven warning signs, each indicative of a health problem, and that you need to see a doctor because of. Ignoring symptoms of illness can be a big mistake and can result in serious complications.

Sudden Chest Pains

One of the most dangerous symptoms you can ignore, and a huge red flag that you need to see a doctor immediately, is sudden chest pains. Sometimes, chest pains are a consequence of anxiety, and because of how stressful booking an appointment with a doctor can be, people choose to ignore their symptoms, hoping to believe that they are a by-product of something innocuous, but according to the healthcare specialists of myhealth1st, you have to see a doctor if you have even the slightest concern for your health. Chest pains can be, as we all know, the first signs of a heart attack, and if your chest pains are accompanied by jaw pain, or if the chest pain is isolated to the left side of your chest – you have to call an ambulance.

Heavy Sweating

Heavy sweating brought on by nothing can also be a symptom of a heart attack, and of other conditions. If you have suddenly started sweating more, especially at night, it may be worth a visit to the doctor. Heavy sweating, especially out of the blue, is very concerning and should be dealt with by a healthcare professional.

Shortness of Breath

Sudden shortness of breath is a very worrying symptom and can be indicative of a number of health problems, from COPD to heart disease. Shortness of breath can be very disconcerting and often causes those experiencing it to panic, which can worsen symptoms. If you have suddenly developed, or recently developed, shortness of breath when performing activities you perform regularly, or if you develop shortness of breath during periods of inactivity, you may want to consult a doctor. It could be something simple like anxiety, but it could also be something much more serious.


Migraines strike unexpectedly. Thankfully, they are seldom a sign of more serious problems and can be treated quite simply at home. If, however, you experience migraines with increasing frequency and you are struggling to treat them at home, then it is worth seeing a doctor. The doctor may want to perform a brain scan to determine the cause of your migraines and see if there are any underlying sinister reasons for your migraines appearing. Migraines can be a real headache, no pun intended, so always have them checked out if they are bothering you or hindering your quality of life.

Abdominal Pain [Right or Left-Sided]

Sudden abdominal pain can be serious. It can also be the symptom of something like indigestion or GERD [both of which are very common and are often harmless]. Abdominal pain can also, however, be indicative of appendicitis, or an obstruction in your bowel. It is, for this reason, that you should see a doctor at the first sign of any abdominal pain. Abdominal pain can be very uncomfortable and hard to live with, so even if it turns out that your abdominal pain is not the cause of anything serious, you will still want treatment.

Striking Pains in Arm

Sudden striking pain in your arm can be the symptom of a heart attack, but it can also be the symptom of muscular problems. It is a warning sign and must be treated and dealt with quickly. Allowing striking pains in your arms to go ignored is a bad idea – and doctors recommend that if you experience them you should consult a healthcare provider immediately. A striking pain will feel as if there is a line of electrical current running from the top of your arm down.

Deep Ache in Legs

A deep ache in your legs can be indicative of a blood clot. If you are experiencing a deep ache in your legs, you must see a healthcare provider as quickly as possible so you can have it treated. Never ignore an ache in your legs, for ignoring it could be a big problem.

With the help of this page, you now know seven warning signs that there may be something seriously wrong with you and your health. Never ignore any of the symptoms listed on this page. If you do, there could be serious consequences.