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What causes lower right abdominal pain that comes and goes?

What causes lower right abdominal pain that comes and goes?

Many reasons: The pain in lower abdomen which comes ang goes need to be evaluated by your doctor.There can be gas, constipation, kidney stones, etc. You should get evaluated and may need a consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Could grumbling appendicitis cause sharp right pain that comes and goes?

Could grumbling appendicitis cause sharp right pain that comes and goes?

Gas/ovarian cyst: Appendicitis is rarely sharp or intermittent. It generally presents as vague ,dull pain that progressively worsens,starting often around the umbilicus and settling very painfully in the right lower quadrant,and does not go away. Intermittent sharp pain is a pattern more suggestive of transient movement of gas.In women it is also commonly associated with ovulation and ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Dull pain that comes and goes in left flank, and gas.. What could cause this?

Dull pain that comes and goes in left flank, and gas.. What could cause this?

Splenic flexure: This may be a splenic flexure syndrome which is secondary to gas trapped in that area of the colon. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Burning lower abdominal pain that doesn't dissipate after I go, along with sharp lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes, possibly crohn's?

Burning lower abdominal pain that doesn't dissipate after I go, along with sharp lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes, possibly crohn's?

Possibly: You should definitely consult your primary care physician. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are definitely on the list, however there are are conditions that could do this as well. Based on lab tests, stool tests, a physical exam, and possibly some imaging, your doctors will decide whether you need a colonoscopy, which is a more definitive test for chronic inflammation in the bowel. ...Read more

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I've been having slight lower right abdominal pain that comes and goes. Possibilities?

Many many: Possibilities. Appendicitis, crohn's ileitis, diverticulitis, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, colon obstruction, gastroenteritis, mesenteric adenitis, meckel's diverticulitis duodenal ulcer, or even cancer to name most common causes. In women, ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, uterine fibroids, ovarian cancer. So you need to see a doctor who can figure it out for you. ...Read more

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Having sharp piercing pain in between shoulder blades that radiates into rib area....feels like it goes completely through with some occasional lightheartedness. Pain comes and goes?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes, including an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine. But because some of the potential causes can be quite serious, including cardiac disease, I would definitely recommend you be seen and fully evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of breast that comes and goes with movement like stabbing pain but goes away within minutes?

Breast pain: This sounds like it could be a breast cyst. At 22 years old, it would be very unlikely that there would be anything serious as a cause for the pain. Most cyst will go away on their own. ...Read more

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Temple pain throbbing sometimes sharp pains come and goes why is that?

Temple pain throbbing sometimes sharp pains come and goes why is that?

Good question: Temporal arteritis is rare in young adults. Sometimes TMJ presents with sharp pains in the temple. I'd have this situation looked into. You need a good assessment including a careful look at the back of the eye and a TMJ assessment. If the temporal artery is nodular or tender you need to have a blood test right away (CRP or Sed Rate). ...Read more

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Experiencing dull pains in the lower& upper abdomen & sharp pain on right side of abdomen which comes and goes. Bloated, soft stool, no bleeding/fever?

Experiencing dull pains in the lower& upper abdomen & sharp pain on right side of abdomen which comes and goes. Bloated, soft stool, no bleeding/fever?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Started feeling bubbling under right ribs to the side front and back. Also an occasional sharp pain that comes and goes in lower right abdomen.

Started feeling bubbling under right ribs to the side front and back. Also an occasional sharp pain that comes and goes in lower right abdomen.

Fodmapa: bubbling is gas (air) taken in either from swallowing or from fermentation of sugars in the diet. The stomach and large intestine overlap in the vicinity you are referring to. Google low FODMAP diet ( fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and polyols). The most well known is lactose. Colon bacteria ferment the sugars and create gas and fluid. gas distends the colon (sigmoid) and causes pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in mid to lower back, comes and goes but takes breath away no nausea or vomiting?

Need more info: Does the pain change with position , the pain radiate downd the legs, any weakness, fever chills, pain when urinating? A full history and physical is needed. Labs, ua, xrays. Ultrasound, etc may need to be done. ...Read more

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Pain above left breast that comes and goes?

Usually muscle: probably worth an EKG and an exam to rule out referred cardiac pain. ...Read more

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Pain above left breast, comes and goes.

Pain above left breast, comes and goes.

Difficult to answer: Intermittent left chest pain is often due to muscle strain. A physician would need to examine the area and find out how long you've had this problem, its severity, what brings it on and what relieves it in order to see if that is the diagnosis for your pain. Please see your physician if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Right back pain that is sharp and constant?

Right back pain  that is sharp and constant?

Let me try to help: One sided back pain most likely due to uti(infection) in the urinary tract or other problem (kidney stone). One other thing we should think about shingles but this will eventually skin manifestations. Go and see the doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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