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Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Jumping, Careful: Symptoms: only that. Almost always very non-specific, meaning have many different bases, person-to-person & time-to-time same-person. Symptoms, combined with many details: timing, pattern, associations, etc. Only 1 of many clues which may help sort out reasonable educated guess about what is happening. Many people get too much exercise - by jumping to conclusions - which are not true & harmful. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain on left side of head only last a few seconds then few minutes to hour its back. Pain come and goes. What could this be?

Sharp Pain on left side of head only last a few seconds then few minutes to hour its back. Pain come and goes. What could this be?

Several possible: Several neurological conditions can present this way including certain headache syndromes, trigeminal neuralgia, TIA, etc. See your doctor for further evaluation and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing lower back pain for almost 3 weeks & i also get sharp pain on the side of my back in the middle & sometimes it hurts to move??

I've been experiencing lower back pain for almost 3 weeks & i also get sharp pain on the side of my back in the middle & sometimes it hurts to move??

Rest, heat, medicine: Back mechanical problems can cause this. These are sprain , strain, etc. Rest , heat application, or alternate heat and ice will help. You can also use Ibuprofen, naproxen for pain and inflammation. Once the pain is gone, regular exercises to keep back muscles in shape can reduce the frequency of the problem. Use your legs and don't bend down if you have to lift or pick upanything ...Read more

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I do gym but dont know i have severe sharp pain in left side of my lower back.Pain increases while sitting but not in walking and laying.

Treat muscle sprain: It seems like you have sprained muscle in your left lower back. Apply heat there. Some people report better results with ice than heat. You can use both or either one. Use anti inflammatory drugs like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Also rest is very important, Avoid bending and lifting. Also avoid exercises that cause pain in that area. If not better in couple of weeks,then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is left sided back pain in the kidney area that comes and goes in 4-6 hrs. A sudden sharp pain that no amount of stretching or heat gets rid.

What is left sided back pain in the kidney area that comes and goes in 4-6 hrs. A sudden sharp pain that no amount of stretching or heat gets rid.

Stones vs. spasms: Clearly back problems can result in flank region discomfort. However my concern in that location is always whether or not the symptoms could be originating from the kidneys. Kidney stones cause a condition called renal colic. In renal colic severe pain which comes and goes periodically can occur. A simple urine analysis will help to determine whether or not this might be the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been having flank & back pain, left side. There 's no kidney or ovaries.Chiropractor didn't help. Sharp pain when inhaling 1st thing in morning. ?

I've been having flank & back pain, left side. There 's no kidney or ovaries.Chiropractor didn't help. Sharp pain when inhaling 1st thing in morning. ?

See your doctor : If there's no kidney, that raises the possibility it has been removed utilizing a flank incision. These incisions are notorious for causing chronic pain and hernia. This would best be sorted out by seeing your primary care or better yet, your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems , go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. 
What can it be?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

Need to address ASAP: Need to address what might harm you the most quickly. Your chest pain radiating down your left arm describes a heart attack. Take aspirin if not allergic and seek help NOW. Your back and leg symptoms sound more like a herniated disc /sciatic nerve injury. Only after you are evaluated for your heart, a workup for back problems as mentioned should be initiated. Answer is not on internet, call 911. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. I would go to the emergency room if your pain is severe. Good luck ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest....Bp and heart rate good. Pain feels like it right under left breast..Sharp pain then goes away....Left back pain too?

Pain in left side of chest....Bp and heart rate good. Pain feels like it right under left breast..Sharp pain then goes away....Left back pain too?

Several causes: If each pain is lasting literally 1 or 2 seconds, it is not cardiac. If 30 sec. Or longer, or aggravated by exercise, consider heart. Compression of a thoracic nerve in your back is possible. If skin in painful area is hypersensitive, consider early shingles. ...Read more

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When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?

Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but i would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your left shoulder blade with pressure in your top left arm?

What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your left shoulder blade with pressure in your top left arm?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Pain in the area you describe could also be rooted in your neck or chest (cardiac)... I recommend you see a physician asap. ...Read more

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When I stretch my left arm back or take a deep breath a get a sharp pain from below my left pectoral. Then it aches. I had an EKG and chest x ray.

When I stretch my left arm back or take a deep breath a get a sharp pain from below my left pectoral. Then it aches.  I had an EKG and chest x ray.

Musculoskeletal: this sounds like a musculoskeletal pain but without analyzing your ECGS or chest X-ray I would not be able to provide you accurate information. You may connect with me via the concierge service. ...Read more

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I have this sharp pain underneath my rib cage on my left side more torwards my back. It hurts to move my left arm. It also hurts to bend or twist.

I have this sharp pain underneath my rib cage on my left side more torwards my back. It hurts to move my left arm. It also hurts to bend or twist.

Be seen: There are a lot of possibilities, consider being seen. An exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause. Among the possibilities can be a thoracic radiculopathy from the irritation of a nerve in your midback, pleurisy, and pancreatitis just to name a few. Dont let it go too long before getting checked. Thanks. ...Read more

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Why when I raise my left up arm up to the sky do I get a really sharp pain that radiates from my armpit up my arm? (Vision&temple issues CRP high)

Why when I raise my left up arm up to the sky do I get a really sharp pain that radiates from my armpit up my arm? (Vision&temple  issues CRP high)

Nerve pull: You probably do not engage in regular exercise. Stretching the arm is causing tension on a nerve. You can address it by gradually raising your arms each day, multiple times and increase the level of raising. It would be good to engage in regular aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes/week. ...Read more

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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back.  I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest.   I was sent to the

Arguably : Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side near heart felt when i laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more