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I'm having back pain In the middle of my back on the left side it's really sharp pains?

I'm having back pain In the middle of my back on the left side it's really sharp pains?

Below: Difficult to answer as to the etiology of the pain without the advantage of a medical exam. There are many possibilities, many minor, some more serious. Guessing at the cause without an exam is not something that should be done. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp pain: Most sharp stabbing pains could me due to muscle spasms. Try heat and any otc ointment like bengay. If the pain does not resolve within a week, see a physician. ...Read more

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Lower left sided back pain when relaxing. Sharp and intense but short duration. Also a small bulge on low spine. What is it?

Back pain: It all depends on what has been going on the days prior to the onset of pain. Did you fall? Lifted something heavy? Sometimes injuries on muscle may present with a bulge. I recommend that if symptoms last more than a few days you get checked by your pcp. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with sharp left side back pain and I have scolocios and I have had surgery for it. What could cause this?

Need doc exam: Causes of pain are mostly muscular in scoliosis, but your surgical rods may have slipped, arthritis in facets, new compression fracture, or nerve crowding may also be causes. See you doc for x rays and a proper evaluation ...Read more

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Sharp, stabbing, pinching pain on left side and back pain. Followed by feeling the room spin and nausea. What could this be?

Consider this...: Left sided abdominal pain is a common location for gas causing cramps, ibs or diverticulosis (itis). Gyn problems such as cysts and endometriosis are also considered. Best to see your doctor if symptoms persist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp Pain on left side of head only last a few seconds then few minutes to hour its back. Pain come and goes. What could this be?

Sharp Pain on left side of head only last a few seconds then few minutes to hour its back. Pain come and goes. What could this be?

Several possible: Several neurological conditions can present this way including certain headache syndromes, trigeminal neuralgia, TIA, etc. See your doctor for further evaluation and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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29 yr old female sharp lower back pain on the left side comes suddenly and then goes away specially when i stoop down to pick up something?

29 yr old female sharp lower back pain on the left side comes suddenly and then goes away specially when i stoop down to pick up something?

Sciatica: It's possible that you have a disc in your spine that's pinching a nerve, also known as sciatica. It;s also possible that this could be a muscle strain. An examination from a sports medicine doctor, physical medicine and rehab doctor or orthopedist can figure it out and start you out with physical therapy if anti-inflammatory medication, rest and massage have not been helpful. An MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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Hi , I have pain in my right lower side of my stomach and left lower side of my stomach and back pain , what would it be? its a sharp feeling.

Need an exam: There are many things that can cause those symptoms. Most of the causes are easy to treat. But, your physician needs to examine you to find out what the specific problem is so that you can solve thismproblem ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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