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I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach?

I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach. How can I treat this?

I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach. How can I treat this?

Eval: Treatment depends on the cause. There is no "one size fits all" recommendation for abdominal pain. If chronic, it should be assessed. If abdominal pain is severe, it should be urgently evaluated. ...Read more

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I woke up with sharp pain in my lower left side of my stomach. I could barely move. I took a naproxen and it good now. But what could it be?

I woke up with sharp pain in my lower left side of my stomach. I could barely move. I took a naproxen and it good now. But what could it be?

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Risk factors? ...Read more

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I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something i can do at home to fix this?

I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something i can do at home to fix this?

No short answer: I hope it is a muscular strain and can be helped by heatseveral times a day. In the rib cage would be more in the mid to upper abdomen. I do not like it being a severe sharp pain, if it is other than brief you should seek medical attention. It could be diverticulitis (an infected pocket in the intestine) and it may be ruptured. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower left side of abdomen and side. Dark urine. No nausea vomiting or diarrhea.?

Sharp pain in lower left side of abdomen and side. Dark urine. No nausea vomiting or diarrhea.?

Could be a stone: Could be urinary tract stone...Your primary care physician can check your urine to rule out infection and determine if the "dark urine" is indeed hematuria. Further imaging of the adbomen (ultrasound, or plain film kub) can also easily rule out stone). ...Read more

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