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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'm only 17 and I have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my stomach when I walk, sneeze, and cough. Should I see a doctor?

I'm only 17 and I have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my stomach when I walk, sneeze, and cough. Should I see a doctor?

Pain: Pain in the abdomen can be from many causes. Some of the symptoms you are describing could be related to a hernia or a small defect in the abdominal musculature. I would recommend a thorough exam to make sure you don't have something serious. ...Read more

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What would cause a sharp pain in the lower left side of my stomach?

What would cause a sharp pain in the lower left side of my stomach?

Get it checked: There are many causes of left sided abdominal pain 1diverticulitis 2kidney infection/stones 3pelvic inflammatory disease in women 4inflanmatory bowel disease' 5irritable bowel syndrome 6bowel obstruction i will recommend you see your doctor or a gastroenterologist, to find the cause of the pain. ...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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When do you see a doctor when you have sharp pain in the lower left side of your abdomen?

When: Ther is not much on your left side like your appendix is on the right side. You are a bit young for serious diverticulitis but it could happen and that is on the left. If your pain is excruciating, blood in stool, have fever then of course go. Sounds more like constipation -round hard poop or straining ? Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in that case. If not better go. ...Read more

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I've had soft stools for a month now.with this problem there is sharp pain in lower left side of abdomen and constant gas.what's your advice?

Avoid constipation: Left lower quadrant pain usually comes from diverticulitis which results from constipation.avoid gas rich food..have some probiotics. Introduce a good fiber supplement like Konasyl in a small dose. ...Read more

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I have had this sporatic on then off sharp pain in my lower left side stomach. What could be some causes for this sharp pain?

Please see your doc: Well, if the pain is frequent it needs to be evaluated by physician. It can be your bladder infection, bowel problem, ovarian or uterine abnormality or some times referred pain. Needs detail evaluation. ...Read more

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For a couple of months now the left side of my lower stomach has been bigger than the right side, with a sharp pain going down that side.

Stomach pain: Please make an appointment to see your doctor. She will take your history, examine you, order laboratory data and then decide how to proceed. Hope things go OK - please let me know. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side lower stomach. Been going on for quiet some time.. Maybe 2 years. Been and had a scan. Nothing, could cysts be the cause ?

Yes: Cysts can certainly cause intermittent pain. Depending on what kind of "scan" you had you may still benefit from additional imaging. Lower pelvic pain in a women can usually be best addressed with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain in the left side of my lower abdomen?

I'm having sharp pain in the left side of my lower abdomen?

Severe abd pain = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more