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Should I talk to my doctor about my physical pain?

When deciding if you should see your doctor about your physical pain, remember that physical pain can be caused by many things, including cancer, traumatic injuries, and blood vessel problems. Also, remember that certain conditions, including age and diabetes, sometimes interfere with the ability to feel pain and therefore might make an injury or illness seem less serious than it actually is. If your pain is new, doesn't go away, or is affecting your day-to-day life, you might decide to see your doctor for pain relief and exam.

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