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My left side has random sharp pains off and on. What could this be?

My left side has random sharp pains off and on. What could this be?

Difficult to say: This symptom is too vague to make an accurate determination. Possibilities include stomach ulcer or inflammation, pelvic issues, urinary tract infection, irritable bowel or many others. If this is a persistent or recurrent issue you should discuss it with your doctor and have an examination. ...Read more

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My sister keeps getting random sharp pains in her lower left side/back it mainly happens at night and when she takes a breathe.?

My sister keeps getting random sharp pains in her lower left side/back it mainly happens at night and when she takes a breathe.?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy (an inflammation of the lining of the lung) would be most likely in an otherwise healthy young person. It typically causes sharp pain with inspiration (taking a deep breath). Anti-inflammatory medications are the drugs of choice for treatment of this benign disease. ...Read more

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Last few days I've been getting random severe sharp pains on the left side of my head. It can be very painful & spreads down left side of my face.

Last few days I've been getting random severe sharp pains on the left side of my head. It can be very painful & spreads down left side of my face.

Get evaluated: A severe localized head ache with radiating pain needs to be further evaluated by a doc. Worse case scenario you may have a cerebral aneurysm. A ct scan of your head with IV contrast may benefit your diagnostic evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep having random sharp throbbing stomach pains on my left side?

I keep having random sharp throbbing stomach pains on my left side?

Pain: Pain that lasts only briefly, even if it is sharp, severe and/or throbbing is usually benign. If your pain becomes constant, or lasts more that 40 minutes, or is associated with fever, vomiting, sweats, shortness of breath, a bulge then you need to be concerned and get in for an evaluation. If you are missing any of your vaccinations, routine health maintenance then get them done. ...Read more

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18yrs old- I have been experiencing random sharp pains on the side of my left breast. It has been going on for a couple of days. What could this be?

18yrs old- I have been experiencing random sharp pains on the side of my left breast. It has been going on for a couple of days. What could this be?

Breast pain: Most breast pain in your age group are benign. Sharp, short lived pain are less likely related to the breast itself and may be caused by a variety of other reasons. You will need a thorough history and exam to sort this out. This means you will need a visit to see your doc. ...Read more

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Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck. Followed by head pain. Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck. Followed by head pain. Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Age and medical hx?: So age and previous medical history will play into the diagnosis here, but if you don't have a previous history, and are relatively young, I would likely chalk this up to muscular. Possibly something suboccipital (base of skull), which may press on one of the nerves running up front along your skull. An osteopathic physician could help with this; muscle relaxants may also help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing (mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they

Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing (mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they

Need to be checked: Your question was incomplete. You had an xray done. Apparently you are or have been under the care of a doctor who ordered Xray.
I will suggest that you should make an appointment with your doctor to find out the cause of your shortness of breath and pain.
Shortness of breath can be serious and if you can not get an apt early go to ER ...Read more

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Random sharp pains on left side of neck. Then I get a headache on the same side, Sometimes my left arm hurts. Any idea?

Random sharp pains on left side of neck. Then I get a headache on the same side, Sometimes my left arm hurts. Any idea?

Sounds like..: It seems to be a muscular issue, so if you are not allergic anti-inflammatory meds (like ibuprofen or naproxen) would be recommended. Icing is also good for sore muscles. However, if your arm becomes numb and worsening of symptoms then it is time to see your doctor for immediate evaluation. If symptoms are severe then ED visit is recommended. ...Read more

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As of the last week or so, I've been getting a sharp pinching sensation in the left side of my chest that comes at random. The feeling lasts a bit?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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As of the last week or so I ve been getting a sharp pinching sensation in the left side of my chest that comes at random the feeling lasts for a few s?

As of the last week or so I ve been getting a sharp pinching sensation in the left side of my chest that comes at random the feeling lasts for a few s?

Musculoskeletal: What you are describing is usually pain from an irritated nerve from a musculoskeletal problem. If it persists, or other symptoms occur, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of head, sometimes last for awhile. No other symptoms. On random places before, now it's on on left side. Not getting worse?

Sharp pain on left side of head, sometimes last for awhile. No other symptoms. On random places before, now it's on on left side. Not getting worse?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor can evaluate headaches and offer treatment. Some medicines are "preventive", and others stop pain after a headache starts. Headaches are very common, and have many causes. Some are migraines and others are tension headaches. Emergencies include: having a "worst headache ever", a headache that gets worse and worse as the day goes on, a headache accompanied by other major symptoms, etc... ...Read more

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It's like a sharp cramp feeling on the left side above my ear, in a half dollar coin sized area, doesn't last long and is random but getting it in the same spot for the past week. I do have a cold, could that be the cause?

It's like a sharp cramp feeling on the left side above my ear, in a half dollar coin sized area, doesn't last long and is random but getting it in the same spot for the past week. I do have a cold, could that be the cause?

Could be Rhinitis: Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, running, ear fullness, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can resemble a cold. If you get "colds" every spring could be secondary to tree pollen (out now). Increased swelling and inflammation in sinuses can refer to ear and cause fullness/pain. I'm in your area if you need to be seen. Feel better. ...Read more

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My husband is 70 and has random sharp stabbing sensation that disappears on the upper side of his chest almost at the arm pit on his left side. We wan?

My husband is 70 and has random sharp stabbing sensation that disappears on the upper side of his chest almost at the arm pit on his left side. We wan?

Chest Pain Causes: The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes.

Because of his age he should see a doctor to get checked out though.

http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my lower left side when I breath in. Below the lower tip of my left rib. Just randomly started out of nowhere. Hurts morewhenibreathdeep?

Sharp pain in my lower left side when I breath in. Below the lower tip of my left rib. Just randomly started out of nowhere. Hurts morewhenibreathdeep?

Sounds like slipped: Rib. See an osteopathic physician or a physical therapist if the problem persists. Try swimming or hanging on the pull-up bar while taking deep breaths. May help. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - don't seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Shape of the chest: Since it is common to many members of the family equally between males and females, then it must be the shape of the thoracic cavity that could be inherited is the cause of the problem
costochondritis is common in some family more than others more common in female because of the breast weight and the nature of the bra women ware
try NSAIDS, and heat pad, abd soft bra.
good luck ...Read more

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Sharp pain randomly comes and goes in the left hand side ribs really hurts for a good ten mins then goes for a while then again will start up?

Sharp pain randomly comes and goes in the left hand side ribs really hurts for a good ten mins then goes for a while then again will start up?

R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms. Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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My 15 yr son complains of sharp pain on left side near heart and left nipple. He also complains of dizziness, and hard to hear/see at random times.

My 15 yr son complains of sharp pain on left side near heart and left nipple. He also complains of dizziness, and hard to hear/see at random times.

Multiple Complaints: Really, . ..... He needs to have a detail interview with his pediatrician, with regards to school, peers, physical activities, personal habits, substance use etc. Etc. A thorough exam including BP check, ekg, growth parameters assessment etc, and some investigation/lab work if needed. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under ear and down left side of neck. It is on & off but random. It really hurts, and it's sore to the touch. Heat helps. Is this serious?

Sharp pain under ear and down left side of neck. It is on & off but random. It really hurts, and it's sore to the touch. Heat helps. Is this serious?

Pain in neck: It may be something serious however there's a few factors. If the pain is intense and last more than a day or so I would probably have it looked at. Otherwise if it's mild and comes and goes it may not need further evaluation. Red flags include fever, difficulty in neck movement. If any of these exist or it's getting worse I would have it looked at by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

SUNCT: Rare Short-lasting Unilateral Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing. It is is a primary headache predominant in males and respond to indomethacin. See your PCP for evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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Feels like left side of throat is swollen. Travels to lung area not sure if it is the lung or rib cage, but there are random periods of sharp pain?

Feels like left side of throat is swollen. Travels to lung area not sure if it is the lung or rib cage, but there are random periods of sharp pain?

See a doctor: If this has developed suddenly you may have a tonsil infection or other serious infection. You need a good exam. It's possible this is all due to a cold or virus. If the swelling seems fairly remarkable go see a doctor today or tomorrow. ...Read more