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Sharp Pain In Fingernail
When I press, right hand middle finger nail, sharp pain pops up, I also feel little pain when I do not press?
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Need more details: Please provide more information - is there a time when your fingers hurt the most? Have your fingers been injured in any way? How long have they been hurting? Is there a part of your fingers that hurt the most? ...Read more
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
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
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