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08/04/2010 06:21 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Be Your Own Health Advocate: 5 Body Signs Women Should Heed

Having persistent pain, fever or bleeding are usually wake-up calls that something's medically wrong and we should see a doctor. But we sometimes write off subtle or unsightly signs as mere annoyances or cosmetic concerns that we can cover up or ignore. Here are five body signs that women shouldn't overlook:

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5 Body Signs Women Should Heed
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5 Body Signs Women Should Heed

If you notice any of these or other disturbing signs, be sure to mention them to your doctor as soon as possible. He or she can determine whether it's something you can safely ignore or something that warrants further diagnosis or treatment.