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A 22-year-old female asked:

dull stabbing pain in my left side! it feels like someone is twisting my insides. help?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Abd pain: There are many possibilities. If the pain continues without explaination, then you should call your doctor for a check up to determine the cause.

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I occasionally get a sharp stabbing pain in my armpits, what could cause this?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Doctor can evaluate: Brief, sharp pains that occur in the armpits can be mysterious. If they are in the ribcage, they may be sensations of irritation of the pleura (the lining of the inside of the chest cage). If they are truly in the armpit, then a doctor can examine the muscles, tendons, bones, skin glands, hair follicles, lymph nodes, blood vessels, etc..., in that area to see if there is an abnormality.
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What could cause a quick stabbing pain in my side for about 5 seconds?

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A lot of things: It depends on the exact location and aggravating factors. It may just be a muscle spasm. Basically, it takes a good history and physical to nail down the exact cause.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What can this sharp stabbing pain in my lower left side be?

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Dr. Orestes Pablos
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Information needed: I can not find possible cause without more information. This type of pain may be related to intestinal problem, mainly the left colon ureteral-vesical stones, lumbar problems as well as muscles problems. Again, more information is needed to have a better idea.
A 37-year-old male asked:

After i eat i get a stabbing pain in my lower right side?

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Eval: Could be gall bladder or appendix, or stomach or gas. I would try eating bland food and start a good diary to see if you can figure out what is causing symptoms. If no better, see pcp for eval.
A 32-year-old female asked:

I have this pain in upper l quadrant under my rib cage and it's a stabbing pain that comes and goes.. What is it?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Could Be Stomach: It's worth having this checked by a medical practitioner. Most commonly it is stomach pain related to acid in the stomach or reflux up the swallowing tube. Get it examined . You may need an acid lowering medication or even a look down inside your stomach through a scope.

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