While many diseases and conditions such as influenza or psoriasis come with obvious symptoms, plenty come with seemingly innocent warning signs people end up wishing they hadn't ignored. No one wants to live life as a hypochondriac, which means people sometimes ignore symptoms they don't think are life-threatening. And particularly rare diseases can come without warning, making it difficult for a person to know they're in danger during the early stages.
To help others not make the same mistakes, Redditors came together to share health issues they should have looked into sooner. Unfortunately, a lot of these symptoms simply resembled other conditions basically everyone has or were misdiagnosed as something else. Either way, these neglected symptoms ended up demonstrating how important it is to pay attention to changes in your body. You may find your body just needs vitamins and supplements, but it could be something more serious.
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Mind The Sores
Just A Chronic Cough
Pepto-Bismol Won't Solve This
More Than Just Bad Cramps
A Shrinking Mole