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I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something i can do at home to fix this?

I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something i can do at home to fix this?

No short answer: I hope it is a muscular strain and can be helped by heatseveral times a day. In the rib cage would be more in the mid to upper abdomen. I do not like it being a severe sharp pain, if it is other than brief you should seek medical attention. It could be diverticulitis (an infected pocket in the intestine) and it may be ruptured. ...Read more

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When do you see a doctor when you have sharp pain in the lower left side of your abdomen?

When do you see a doctor when you have sharp pain in the lower left side of your abdomen?

When: Ther is not much on your left side like your appendix is on the right side. You are a bit young for serious diverticulitis but it could happen and that is on the left. If your pain is excruciating, blood in stool, have fever then of course go. Sounds more like constipation -round hard poop or straining ? Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in that case. If not better go. ...Read more

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I've had soft stools for a month now.with this problem there is sharp pain in lower left side of abdomen and constant gas.what's your advice?

Avoid constipation: Left lower quadrant pain usually comes from diverticulitis which results from constipation.avoid gas rich food..have some probiotics. Introduce a good fiber supplement like Konasyl in a small dose. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stinging pain in my lower left side of abdomen, its lasted about 2 hours now. I don't know what's wrong?

Abdominal pains: Should be evaluated by a doctor if it does not resolve or if associated with nausea, vomiting, and fever. There are many causes of pains but when you have the above, you could need surgery. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower left side of abdomen and side. Dark urine. No nausea vomiting or diarrhea.?

Sharp pain in lower left side of abdomen and side. Dark urine. No nausea vomiting or diarrhea.?

Could be a stone: Could be urinary tract stone...Your primary care physician can check your urine to rule out infection and determine if the "dark urine" is indeed hematuria. Further imaging of the adbomen (ultrasound, or plain film kub) can also easily rule out stone). ...Read more

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Having light bleeding, cramping at the incision site and sharp pain on the lower left side in my abdomen after 5 weeks of a c-section. Is this normal?

Having light bleeding, cramping at the incision site and sharp pain on the lower left side in my abdomen after 5 weeks of a c-section. Is this normal?

Have your: surgeon take s look. It is probably a hematoma or seroma that is being expressed. Both are usually not a problem, but take s while to resolve. Your surgeon can give you msg re definite answer ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain in the left side of my lower abdomen?

I'm having sharp pain in the left side of my lower abdomen?

Severe abd pain = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more