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My stomach has sharp pains on and off what do I do?

My stomach has sharp pains on and off what do I do?

Talk with your doc: Reasons range: annoying to concerning; digestion, kidneys, male/female plumbing. Some clues: related to eating? Food (spicy, citrus, tomato, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol? Fatty or fried foods? Splenda/nutrasweet?)? New medications/supplements/herbs? Any aspirin, Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? Warning signs are can't keep food or water down, weight loss, blood/mucus in your stool, fever. Please see your doc! ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Sharp pains on and off for the past few days, in my lower abdomen pelvic area. Pain Sometimes goes down towards the lower private area region. Bad?

Sharp pains on and off for the past few days, in my lower abdomen pelvic area. Pain Sometimes goes down towards the lower private area region. Bad?

Need an exam: Sharp pains in abdominal/pelvic area should not be ignored. You need to see a physician as soon as possible to diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pains in one's stomach off and on?

What could cause sharp pains in one's stomach off and on?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pains in my mid to lower right abdomen for 3 days now, its on and off, what could it be?

I've been having sharp pains in my mid to lower right abdomen for 3 days now, its on and off, what could it be?

?muscular?intestinal: Intermittent pains in the abdomen could be muscular, pelvic or intestinal from gas or inflammation. Since the appendix and right ovary are in the right lower abdominal region , persistent discomfort in that area warrants an examination by your md. ...Read more

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I be having sharp pains and my stomach off and on feel like somebody is twisting my stoamach from the end side it is on the lower part of my stoma?

I be having sharp pains and my stomach  off and on feel like  somebody is twisting my stoamach from the end side it is  on the  lower part of my stoma?

Must see a Doctor.: Sharp stomach pain can be serious and caused by different things. Your age, past medical history, medications are all important to know. Just some possibilities are gall bladder stones, stomach ulcers, urine infection and even coronary disease . So it's best to be evaluated soon. ...Read more

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Female 42 yo Pain low right on abdomen for 1 wk. today worse with sharp pains, then eased off but still hurts - side and now back. ?

Female 42 yo Pain low right on abdomen for 1 wk. today worse with sharp pains, then eased off but still hurts - side and now back. ?

Non-specific: These symptoms are very non-specific. If they persist, you need to see a doctor who can examine you and run some tests. Best wishes ...Read more

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Having sharp pains on my right side under my rib cage it's been happening on and off today in a lot of pain I do get stomach alcer's could it be that?

Having sharp pains on my right side under my rib cage it's been happening on and off today in a lot of pain I do get stomach alcer's could it be that?

Maybe, maybe not: It could be ulcers, but it could also be gall bladder issues. You need an evaluation to determie the actual cause. If pain is severe, or you have fever, chills, or uncontrolled vomiting you need evaluation asap at a your MDs , a walk in or the ER. ...Read more

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I have sharp abdominal pains. I have to pee a lot but not the other. The pain is on and off but when it hurts, I can't do anything. What could this be?

I have sharp abdominal pains. I have to pee a lot but not the other. The pain is on and off but when it hurts, I can't do anything. What could this be?

Sharp abd pains: Possibilities include intestinal cramping, urinary infection, ovarian changes, gallstone pain, pancreas inflammation, peptic ulcer, or appendix. Knowing location or site of pains allows better discrimination among these. Also knowing triggers will help, too. ...Read more

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I think I am having an attack of diverticulitis. Should i go to the emergency room? I am having sharp pains in my stomach that get worse when i lie down. I have had diverticulitis twice before (6 and 8 years ago) i also have a fever off 99.2.

I think I am having an attack of diverticulitis.  Should i go to the emergency room? I am having sharp pains in my stomach that get worse when i lie down.  I have had diverticulitis twice before (6 and 8 years ago)  i also have a fever off 99.2.

Yes, : Yes, whenever you have abdominal pain with a fever you must be seen as an emergency, particularly as you have a past medical history of diverticulitis. You should also establish a close relationship with a primary care physician so that in the future you can be evaluated early in the course of your illness and started on appropriate medication for possible diverticulitis. As you have pain and fever and your past medical history you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I am experiencing side pain. My mid right lower abdomen side I have been having sharp pains off and on for two days. What is that. Doc appt need?

I am experiencing  side pain. My mid right lower abdomen side I have been having sharp pains off and on for two days. What is that. Doc appt need?

E.R. checks appendix: Lower right abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones and kidney stones can also cause pain. In such cases, a primary care doctor or an ER doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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60 days since period.Negative hpt.Sharp pains in stomach off/on frequent headaches.Whatcould be going on?Nothing has changed in my life and no stress

60 days since period.Negative hpt.Sharp pains in stomach off/on frequent headaches.Whatcould be going on?Nothing has changed in my life and no stress

A hormone error: Most often missed periods in young women are caused by hormone variation associated with failure to ovulate (release an egg). If the problem continues, medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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off & on sharp pains in my head on the right bottom on the back of my head and the top of my head on the right.bad stomach pains. blackouts.hot flash.

Neuralgia: Sharp pains in those areas of the head are consistent with neuralgia which is an irritable/inflamed superficial artery of the scalp and not within the brain itself. These tend to resolve without any specific treatment except Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil as needed. The other symptoms are unrelated and are nonspecific without other information. An examination by your physician is needed an proper referrals made ...Read more

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I received the GI cocktail yesterday and now I'm experiencing sharp stomach pains off and on as well as numbness in my right leg ? Is this usual?

I received the GI cocktail yesterday and now I'm experiencing sharp stomach pains off and on as well as numbness in my right leg ? Is this usual?

Hi cocktail: I believe that some of your symptoms may be caused by the lidocaine in the gi cocktail but it would be unusual. If the leg numbness and/or abdominal discomfort persist, you should be reevaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Probably ate too much pizza. Stomach feels bloated and chest hurts like in sharp pains. Along with strange heart beat. Should I worry or sleep it off?

Probably ate too much pizza. Stomach feels bloated and chest hurts like in sharp pains. Along with strange heart beat. Should I worry or sleep it off?

Workup/Mgt: There are several symptoms described in your note. Eating too much may result in heartburn, bloating. If you are experiencing an irregular heart beat and sharp chest pain further evaluation is needed. A virtual consultation to help guide the workup and treatment is available by appointment. ...Read more