Not every pain or minor ache requires a trip to your doctor’s office, but there are several minor signs that should never be ignored. You might wonder if the stomach pain you are having is just gas or appendicitis, or of that bump under your arm is a tumor or just an ingrown hair.

But all too often, patients have a tendency to brush off seemingly benign symptoms that could signal something serious. Privis Health, your digital healthcare solutions service, takes a look at issues seemingly innocent symptoms that you should not ignore.


If tacos have never bothered you before and suddenly they give you heartburn, you may want to get to the hospital right away, especially if you have other risk factors for a heart attack.

In most cases, indigestion is a digestive problem. But if you are over the age of 65, have high cholesterol and the pain is on your left side and travels down your arm, call 911.

Eye Problems

Some eye problems are just about impossible to ignore, like when you have pink eye for example. But if you are suffering something less noticeable, like eye sensitivity or flecks that occasionally cover your vision, you may ignore those. Even eye symptoms that are painless and seemingly minor need to be addressed.

Weight Loss

Weight loss is great, especially if you are a few pounds too heavy anyway. But it is not a good thing if you are losing weight and not even trying to lose weight. If you are losing weight and have not changed your eating habits or have changed the way you workout, then you might want to get checked out to be on the safe side.

Belly Bloat

Gaining weight is often associated with diet and lack of exercise. But if you haven’t changed your diet and are just as active as you always have been, weight gain is a symptom that you should have checked out.

Changing Moles

If you are noticing new moles or moles that you have had for awhile, but are now starting to change, then you need to have then looked at. The vast majority of the time it will be nothing, but you will want to be sure.

Way Dry Skin

You can suffer dry skin in the winter or in a part of the country that is dry and it isn’t usually a big deal. But if you have super dry skin paired with peeling nails, it could be the sign of something more serious.

Nagging Cough

Coughs are always annoying and most of the time they are quite harmless. But if you are coughing for no apparent reason, you need to schedule an appointment with your doctor.


There are many reasons why you suffer dizziness, many of them are easily resolved. For example, you might be a bit dehydrated and just need some water. But there are also serious and even life-threatening reasons you are suffering dizziness. If you are feeling lightheaded on a regular basis and have no idea why, it’s time to see your doctor.

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