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When I press, right hand middle finger nail, sharp pain pops up, I also feel little pain when I do not press?

When I press, right hand middle finger nail, sharp pain pops up, I also feel little pain when I do not press?

Nail bed pain: If there is pain anywhere that is a response to an insult either injury, inflammation or infection. You probably have anyone of this, an exam might help to distinguish, if does not get better have it checked out. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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I was pressing the triangular cartilage part of my nose tip with my fingernails to try and make it look sharper, now my nose seems longer. Would this have any lasting affect?

I was pressing the triangular cartilage part of my nose tip with my fingernails to try and make it look sharper, now my nose seems longer. Would this have any lasting affect?

No: Other than the first 3 months of life, it is unlikely that you can alter the cartilage shape other then those changes that occur with age (calcification, hardening, loss of support). ...Read more

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Hi Doc, I have a sharp shooting pain in my left index finger and thumb, its more of under my fingernail what could be the cause?

Hi Doc, I have a sharp shooting pain in my left index finger and thumb, its more of under my fingernail what could be the cause?

Causes?: You could have a splinter in those fingers, or you could have carpal tunnel syndrome, or irritation of the radial nerve, which wraps around the back of your upper arm.

This is a very small area, and the cause is not obvious. ...Read more

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I have really sharp pain in my side?

Side Pain: That can be related to several different conditions. We would need to know more specifics. Always consider medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause a really sharp pain in my spine?

Several possibilitie: If it's directly along the spine, could be disc injury, herniation, torn ligament, tumor (not likely as these tend to be dull aching), or commonly a locked vertebra (higher up, could be rib).A good history & physical, esp. Hands-on osteopathic exam could elucidate cause leading to proper treatment. Simple, sharp pain is frequently easily diagnosed & fixable by osteopathic manipulation right in office. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my chest what could it be?

I have a sharp pain in my chest what could it be?

It could be any: Of the 100's of causes. It could be from the heart and circulatory organs, lungs and respiratory organs, esophagus and GI organs, nerves, musculoskeletal causes, skin origin, breast related. It is impossible to say without further details, examination, and imaging tests. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that my IUD gives me such sharp pain sometimes?

Why is it that my IUD gives me such sharp pain sometimes?

Might not be IUD: If the iud is in the proper place, it normally won't hurt. You can check to see if your strings are in the normal place. Your doctor can do an exam and order and ultrasound to check placement also. Lower abdominal pain can also be caused by problems with the bowels, uterus, ovaries, and uterine lining (called endometriosis), I would recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation of your pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in abdomen.

Sharp pain in abdomen.

Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "sharp pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in edge of tongue?

Pain in tongue: There is no way to tell without more information.
If the pain is constant, or if this has been chronic or long-standing, see your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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What if I have sharp pain in my thigh?

Depends: More info would be helpful. Could be muscle strain, referred pain or bone problem. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp pain in my ovaries?

Experiencing sharp pain in my ovaries?

Pelvis: Sharp pains in both ovaries would be unusual. If the discomfort involves the entire lower abdomen and persists with associated tenderness, have an examination by your Physician or gynecologist to check for pelvic inflammation, an ovarian problem, appendicitis, diverticulitis, etc. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in shoulder after car wreck?

SHOULDER PAIN: Could be a sprain, but needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Left side sharp pain above belt? Nausea

Left side sharp pain above belt? Nausea

Not sure: Left lower quadrant pain could be caused by intestinal issues, ovarian problems in women, urinary tract issues, uterine issues, referred pain from other structures in the abdomen (gall bladder, appendix, etc). Sharp pain accompanied by nausea should be evaluated by a dr. Though. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right groin upon standing?

Sharp pain in right groin upon standing?

Get an eval: Groin pain can range from lymph node issues to musculoskeletal. You need to have a full eval- history and physical, by a physician to determine the etiology. Possibilities include but not limited to infection, strain, fracture, arthritis and even cancer. You will likely need imaging. Please get seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain on my lest waist area?

Sharp pain: You failed to provide enough information for us to tell you what exactly it can be. Otherwise, we would be guessing, which is no good. Get back with us with further description or request a private consult. ...Read more

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