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I have a sharp pain in the left side of my stomach. It hurts to move, it started 12 hours ago. I have had a sickness bug recently. What could it be?

I have a sharp pain in the left side of my stomach. It hurts to move, it started 12 hours ago. I have had a sickness bug recently. What could it be?

Time to get help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, & significant pain as you report even less so. Lots of things cause left sidedabdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers please. When/if pain is as severe as you describe, don't delay in seeking evaluation or getting treatment. ...Read more

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Help? I have got a sharp pain in the left side of my stomach?

Help? I have got a sharp pain in the left side of my stomach?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach?

I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain on my left side of my stomach when i breath it hurts a lot. Even when i move it hurts. Just that one side though.

Why do I have sharp pain on my left side of my stomach when i breath it hurts a lot. Even when i move it hurts. Just that one side though.

Diaphragm: You may have diaphragmatic irritation on the left side. When you breath the diaphragm moves down. This could be the pain you are feeling. If your pain persists, you should probably see a doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach. How can I treat this?

I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach. How can I treat this?

Eval: Treatment depends on the cause. There is no "one size fits all" recommendation for abdominal pain. If chronic, it should be assessed. If abdominal pain is severe, it should be urgently evaluated. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach. What could it be?

I woke up with a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach. What could it be?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach and it comes every now and again what does that means ?

I have a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach and it comes every now and again what does that means ?

This is a general: symptom. There would not be enough information here to try to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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I am having a sharp pain in my left side of my stomach. The pain comes and go's. I dont have any unusual symptoms besides the pains. ?

I am having a sharp pain in my left side of my stomach. The pain comes and go's. I dont have any unusual symptoms besides the pains. ?

Left abdominal pain: There are a few possibilities: if female, could be ovulation or an ovarian cyst. Regularly recurring pain could be a kidney stone on that side. Drink lots of water to flush it through. If you develop fevers and diarrhoea, it might be infection in the large intestine called diverticulosis. You need to see a doctor for this. There are other possibilities too, so if it gets worse, see someone. ...Read more