There are a lot of minor symptoms that you may ignore but some may indicate serious illness. This is a list of 5 symptoms that require you to pay your doctor a visit if you don't want to deal with the potential illness hiding behind it.

Abnormal abdominal pain

Abdominal pain is a common symptom in both men and women, while you may get it from time to time but in some cases, abdominal pain might be an early warning of many serious illnesses, including fatal ones like cancer.

If you usually experience abdominal pain without reason, you should go for a health check or at least consult you doctor for advise  to handle the illness you may get in time. For some of the illnesses, even cancer, the sooner the treatment starts, the more effective it is.


Migraine is a disorder that is characterized by recurrent headache, typically on one half of the head only. It is very common and is experienced by big part of the population, especially women.

Researches show that 85% of women experience some kind of migraine in their life, with over 40% of them state that the migraine actually affect their life, in a way of reducing their productivity and life quality.

Migraine may indicate serious illnesses and should not be ignore. A doctor visit is advisable.

Other than illness there are some other reasons may give you migraine:

  • Sleeping disorder
  • Skipping meals
  • Environmental factors like light, noise and odor pollution
  • Menstruation
  • Stress related
  • Weather changes
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee over-use
  • Nitrate, MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate) contained food
  • Aged, smoked and pickled food

Abnormal vaginal bleeding

While most women bleed on a monthly basis ( which is called menstruation, or period if you're in the UK), abnormal bleeding is one of the most alarming symptoms there are. Vaginal bleeding is often cyclic menstruation or hormone related but if you bleed outside of the menstrual cycle, do not ignore it and contact your doctor as soon as possible. Abnormal vaginal bleeding may indicate serious illnesses like cancers, inflammations, tumors and other diseases.

Chronic tiredness

Modern day lifestyle with work overloading may make you feel tired and energy-deficient. This is normal though, you should make some changes in you lifestyle to actually enjoy life. On the other hand, if you're not doing anything and still feel like an uncharged battery, you should consider talking your doctor or do a general health check up. Chronic tiredness may come from liver and kidney dysfunction, anemia, cardiac diseases, diabetes... and even cancer.

Abnormalities in breast areas

Breast abnormalities such as breast lumps, breast pain or tenderness, nipple discharge or inversion of any other abnormal changes in breast areas should not be ignored. While most of the breast abnormalities are not cancerous, you should definitely talk to your doctor about it just in case since breasts are a very valuable asset for women.