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Doctors Reveal Warning Signs You Shouldn't Overlook

Updated November 10, 2018 275k views20 items

Not every self-proclaimed doctor on Reddit is a licensed medical professional. Some who claim to be doctors do occasionally have good advice, though. In fact, they have revealed warning signs that most average Joes and Janes tend to overlook.

Perhaps you noticed your paunch got a little bigger, but chalked it up to those extra pints of Ben and Jerry's. However, did you consider that the unexplained abdominal weight could be a sign of liver failure? We're not making any unverifiable claims here, but if you notice even the smallest of questionable body functions, it's best to seek medical help from your local clinic.

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  • Newborns Who Don't Urinate

    From Redditor /u/Bristol...:

    A newborn that hasn't peed in one day is in trouble and needs to be seen immediately.

  • Chest Pain

    From Redditor /u/Pink_Banana:

    Chest pain. Especially if it radiates to the left arm/jaw. Big sign of a heart attack. DO NOT IGNORE.

  • Sudden Shortness Of Breath

    From Redditor /u/Pink_Banana:

    Sudden shortness of breath (like if you used to run two miles a day and then suddenly can't climb up stairs. You don't get out of shape that fast, its could be pneumonia).

  • Blood When You Cough

    From Redditor /u/Pink_Banana:

    Blood in stool/urine/cough. Pretty much blood anywhere it shouldn't be.