If This Part of Your Body Hurts, You Could Have COVID

Experts say that the underreported symptom affects a significant number of COVID patients.

While some symptoms of COVID have been widely reported, like fever, a dry cough, and fatigue, they're far from the only signs you've contracted the virus. COVID can affect everything from your gastrointestinal tract to your taste buds, but according to new research, it can also cause pain in one specific part of your body that may surprise you.

According to a review of research published in the journal PLOS One recently, ocular symptoms affect 11.6 percent of COVID patients, with eye pain reported as the most common symptom, affecting 31.2 percent of patients with symptoms related to the eye. However, eye pain was just one of a long list of ocular symptoms related to COVID. Read on to discover which other eye symptoms could be an indication of the virus, and for another key sign of sickness, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

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COVID patients with eye symptoms affected: 19.2 percent

And if you're concerned about your symptoms, check out If You Have This Symptom, You're More Likely to Have a Mild COVID Case.


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COVID patients with eye symptoms affected: 15.4 percent

Foreign body sensation

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COVID patients with eye symptoms affected: 14 percent

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COVID patients with eye symptoms affected: 13.4 percent


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COVID patients with eye symptoms affected: 10.9 percent

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Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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