Some medical conditions are so painful that it makes some people even think about committing suicide instead of enduring the excruciating pains. This article exposes you to 5 medical conditions that can be very painful and sometimes unbearable. It’d be difficult to comprehend how painful these illnesses are unless you’ve experienced some of them yourself but understanding what some of the most agonising pains in the world could be could make you more empathetic for those experiencing it. Below are the 5 most painful medical conditions arranged in no specific order.
1. Broken Bones
No matter which bone gets broken, it’ll be painful, however, broken ribs and hips are incredibly excruciating. This is because they're difficult to immobilize. While tend to heal on their own, broken bones must be properly set to make sure they heal correctly. That process is necessary but causes additional excruciating pain.
To urinate, it must pass from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder. Ureters are very narrow tubes so when crystallized minerals migrate from the kidneys, it causes sudden and sharp pain that could radiate throughout your lower back, groin and abdomen. This often lasts until the stones have passed but when stones are too large to pass with urine, it’ll require serious medical attention.
3. Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell disease is an illness of the blood that affects the way your cells can deliver oxygen throughout your body. While some people who have this experience only mild symptoms, many suffer from unendurable pain that radiates from the joints and bones. A single pain episode can last for days.
Migraines aren't taken too seriously because they are so common but migraine sufferers can tell you that the worst attacks can be agonizing. Apart from a splitting headache, a migraine attack can affect your shoulders, neck and face. It can also make you nauseated and very sensitive to light. Worst episodes can last for days.
Shingles are caused by the herpes virus and form painful rashes that are confined to one side of the body. These rashes blister, causing extremely irritating pain and take weeks to clear up. Apart from the pain, shingles also cause chills, headaches, fever and abdominal upset. Additionally, it can lead to chronic nerve pain.
While some of these medical conditions are temporary illnesses, many are chronic disorders sufferers have no choice but to deal with for the rest of their lives. But hopefully, more people will become aware of how painful these conditions can be so they could have more compassion for those suffering from them.
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