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Past 1-2 months, intermittent sharp abdominal pain (all over), even to touch abdominen and bending-over hurts. Comes and goes, but painful.

Past 1-2 months, intermittent sharp abdominal pain (all over), even to touch abdominen and bending-over hurts. Comes and goes, but painful.

Get examined: Do you have nausea, problems with meals, fullness or mass in the abdomen? The fact that your pain has persisted, your abdomen is tender and worse when bending over means you need to be evaluated. Hope that helps ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms. Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms. Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Get it evaluated: Then you need to have the issue evaluated. These evaluation will likely include a ct scan. See a doctor. You will not find a definitive answer on the internet. ...Read more

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What does it if you've been having sharp upper abdominal pain for a year now?

What does it if you've been having sharp upper abdominal pain for a year now?

More info: You need to have full history, occurrence, timing, description and a physical exam and some testing to sort that out. ...Read more

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Hi intermittent right upper abdominal pain -diffuse-begin suddenly and go with nothing what is the possibility? ?

Pain abdominal: Right upper abdominal pain is most likely gallbladder diverticulitis crohn's disease and indigestion there other rare things you to see your md have an exam and some tests r to rule out your problem. ...Read more

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Sharp upper abdominal pain with severe emisis what are these symtons leading up to?

Sharp upper abdominal pain with severe emisis what are these symtons leading up to?

Maybe an ulcer: Your symptoms suggest a number of conditions, but an ulcer of either the stomach or duodenum is of greatest concern. Ulcers can be caused by h.Pylori bacteria, but may also result from using too many nsaid's like aleve, (naproxen) advil, motrin, ibuprofen. Smoking and alcohol intake may hasten ulcer development and worsen symptoms. Untreated ulcers can bleed, obstruct, and perforate. Seek medical care. ...Read more

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Sharp upper abdominal pain. On period. And gassy?

Sharp upper abdominal pain. On period. And gassy?

Gallstones or ulcer: Would be worth getting abdominal ultrasound as gallstones can cause right upper quadrant pain.

other causes include ulcers.

does the pain only occur during period and are periods irregular? ...Read more

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I have sharp left upper abdominal pain for 2 days. Should I go to the ER or wait till tomorrow to schedule a appointment.

I have sharp left upper abdominal pain for 2 days. Should I go to the ER or wait till tomorrow to schedule a appointment.

Depends: If any of the following are true you should go to the ER tonight: nausea, vomiting, inability to tolerate any food, fever, chills, pain so severe that you can't sleep. Here's one test you can do at home: if you hop in place and the pain is really severe when you do that, or you are limited by pain, then go to the ER as well, that could be what is known as peritonitis and may require surgery. ...Read more

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Sudden, sharp middle upper abdominal pain. Came out of nowhere as I was trying to sleep. Lasted few minutes, still aches & I feel weird. Causes?

Sudden, sharp middle upper abdominal pain. Came out of nowhere as I was trying to sleep. Lasted few minutes, still aches & I feel weird. Causes?

Many causes: Acute onset of pain in middle upper abdomen can be caused by Peptic Ulcer Disease. Pancreatitis, Gall stones, Gastrtis, Esopagitis and ulcer. Stomach and Pancreatic Cancer. The only way you can find out is by consulting your doctor. Detailed History, Physical Exam and if indicated Endoscopy, Ultrasoung/Cat Scan etc. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp upper abdominal pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) not helping what should I do next?

Consider ER: Any pain that is sudden and sharp should be properly worked up. It doesn't necessarily mean anything horrible but common medical sense dictates a prompt work up to rule out any of the more urgent issues like gallbladder or ulcer. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain on the left side there is constant discomfort, sharp pain, & nausea. It started after a car accident & has gotten worse.?

I have upper abdominal pain on the left side there is constant discomfort, sharp pain, & nausea. It started after a car accident & has gotten worse.?

See below: If you were not evaluated at a trauma center after the accident. It would be best to seek medical advice from an individual skilled in the assessment of the injured patient population. There are certain entities associated with blunt abdominal trauma that should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Diagnose my symptoms for possible pregnancy? Recurring, sharp, upper abdominal pain. Hurts after and a little bit after I defecate. Headache.

Diagnose my symptoms for possible pregnancy? Recurring, sharp, upper abdominal pain. Hurts after and a little bit after I defecate. Headache.

Check a test: None of those are really pregnancy symptoms but there is a really easy way to find out if you are pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause upper abdominal pain? I'm constipated and have dull-sharp pains up near my ribs around the stomach, I also haven't eaten well

Be seen: You might want to get a check up just to be evaluated for your abdominal pain, poor appetite. And constipation. But to answer your question, constipation could potentially cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed pain feels like gallstones

My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed pain feels like gallstones

Stone or ulcer: You could have passed a stone into the common bile duct which would cause similar symptoms. Ulcer disease or functional dyspepsia are possible. Not sure that eosinophil count is relevant. See your doctor or GI specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have recently been feeling sharp rib pains, abdominal pain&generic stomach ache. Why is this? (Could it be abortion related as I had one in December)

I have recently been feeling sharp rib pains, abdominal pain&generic stomach ache. Why is this? (Could it be abortion related as I had one in December)

See a doc: Very hard for a real doctor to sort out abdominal pain issues on a virtual consult. Please go to an urgent care center or ER, or your doctor and have this looked into, ok? ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain sharp stabbg pain under right rib cage when I sit up no appetite for 5 days extreme nausea no appendix gallbladder what can I do?

Upper abdominal pain sharp stabbg pain under right rib cage when I sit up no appetite for 5 days extreme nausea no appendix gallbladder what can I do?

RUQ pain: It sounds from your history that your gallbladder has been removed. It could be adhesions from the previous surgery that is causing a partial bowel obstruction, it seems less likely but possible to be an inflammation of the small bowel. A CT scan of the abdomen with oral and IV contrast may help to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I ate a lot of candy and I feel a sharp pain in my abdomen when I suck in! How do I get rid of this stomach ache?

I ate a lot of candy and I feel a sharp pain in my abdomen when I suck in! How do I get rid of this stomach ache?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I'm having upper abdominal pain (sharp & cramping) w/ black stools & nausea (past 2 days). What could this be?

I'm having upper abdominal pain (sharp & cramping) w/ black stools & nausea (past 2 days). What could this be?

Bleeding: This could be an ulcer in your stomach or duodenum which is bleeding. You should see your doctor and check your blood hemoglobin as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My daughter had a stomach bug. Now I have diarrhea with intense chills and sharp upper abdominal pain. No fever. Virus or something else?

My daughter had a stomach bug. Now I have diarrhea with intense chills and sharp upper abdominal pain. No fever. Virus or something else?

Probably viral: Hydration is key here, as diarrhea can rapidly dehydrate a child. Likely viral, but if cannot stop diarrhea and dehydration results, see an md. ...Read more

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What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Stomach ache and a sharp immobilizing pain in left side of abdomen that comes in waves. What is this?

I do not know: Tough to say without an exam. It could be a stomach virus, ulcer, muscle strain, constipation, referred pain from gall stones or gall bladder disease, etc, etc., so best to get evaluated if it continues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain with nausea. Came on suddenly and very sharp. Comes and goes. Gallbladder removed nov 2013. Cholangitis? Er?

Could be related: This could be a "retained stone" and when you have one of these you should get it checked out. Tell your doc about it, and he/she can schedule some tests to determine if this is the case. Hope this helps. If this is the case, a simple procedure called ERCP can usually fix the problem. ...Read more

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Causes of sharp left quad upper abdominal pain. Radiates to the back, but passes. Location is about a handwidth above the belly button and to the left?

Causes of sharp left quad upper abdominal pain. Radiates to the back, but passes. Location is about a handwidth above the belly button and to the left?

Stomach: The most likely source in the left upper abdomen is your stomach especially with the transient nature of the pain. Your colon is a possibility as well. If you are consistently having these symptoms talk to your physician about testing and treatments. Over the counter heartburn medications like omeprazole may be a good place to start with a trial of therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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2nd opinion. 8yr boy intermittent stomach ache. Abdominal u/s showed all fine. Urine test clear. Vomitting-dr gave injection. What to look for?

2nd opinion. 8yr boy intermittent stomach ache. Abdominal u/s showed all fine. Urine test clear. Vomitting-dr gave injection. What to look for?

If your son has no: Fever, diarrhea, constipation or weight loss, but vomiting & pain continue, record the timing & frequency of the events. If they continue intermittently, look for signs of stress at home & school. His doctor may refer to a pediatric gastroenterologist & child psychologist to assist with diagnosis & treatment. See "cyclic vomiting syndrome" at http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/cvs/. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Hard to say: Sorry but this is tough to answer "online"
do you have fever? is there blood in the diarrhea? Have you had any stomach/intestinal issues in the past? Does anyone else @home have same symptoms?
if the answers to above are No....Try eating "lightly"over next 24hrs. I. no dairy spicy foods etc...be sure to drink water/teas etc so you don't get dehydrated....if no improvement, see your Dr.
Good luc ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pain in lower right abdomen. Started last night has a sharp general stomach ache and continued through the day. Sharp pulsating pain.

Sharp throbbing pain in lower right abdomen. Started last night has a sharp general stomach ache and continued through the day. Sharp pulsating pain.

You need: To have this checked out ASAP!

Generalized abdominal pain which "settles" in the right lower abdomen is pretty "classical"for acute APPENDICITIS. Not to alarm you but you need to go to an ER for evaluation if your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is unavailable now!
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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