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What would cause sudden sharp pain that seems to originate from behind the knee and runs down to mid calf and up to mid thigh?

What would cause sudden sharp pain that seems to originate from behind the knee and runs down to mid calf and up to mid thigh?

See below: This actually sounds like sciatica or pain from an irritated nerve root in your lumbar spine. If your leg is hot, swollen, or tender to touch behind the knee or calf then a clot is more likely. I would recommend seeing your physician asap just to be sure. ...Read more

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Sharp pain mid shin. Can walk on it but if I step a curtain way my leg gives out and sends sharp pains. Can feel a dip in shin where pain originates.

Sharp pain mid shin. Can walk on it but if I step a curtain way my leg gives out and sends sharp pains. Can feel a dip in shin where pain originates.

Ligaments?: This sounds serious and possibly related to trauma in the past. You need to have the leg examined and X-rayed to find out what is wrong. Don't delay on this! ...Read more

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Pain from ankle to mid calf when dragging my finger up the side of my leg? Like a sharp pain - did homans sign nopain when dorsiflex but planterflex?

Pain from ankle to mid calf when dragging my finger up the side of my leg? Like a sharp pain - did homans sign nopain when dorsiflex but planterflex?

Tendinitis: What you are describing sounds like a soft tissue inflammation. This could be a tendinitis of the peroneal tendons if on outside or lateral side of leg. Tendonitis usually present as a sharp pain. There may or may not be a relationship between the leg pain and your other conditions. See your family doctor first and explain all the conditions and get his/her recommendation. ...Read more

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If I walk at a pace of 3 mph or higher, within 3 minutes, sharp pain begins radiating up the outside of my right leg, from my ankle to mid calf. Why?

If I walk at a pace of 3 mph or higher, within 3 minutes, sharp pain begins radiating up the outside of my right leg, from my ankle to mid calf. Why?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, including a chronic exertion all compartment syndrome, tendinitis, even potentially a sciatica. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Upper right/center abdobmen sharp pain goes away after eating but wakes me up mid night. Reoccurring MRSA infections on leg & excessive sweating?

Upper right/center abdobmen sharp pain goes away after eating but wakes me up mid night. Reoccurring MRSA infections on leg & excessive sweating?

Several issues: You should be seeing a doctor asap. Your abdominal pain relieved by food may be peptic ulcer disease (or other), and you should be tested, perhaps with endoscopy.
Recurring MRSA infections can be managed once having determined the extent of disease and ensuring that the sweats are not indicative of systemic infection with MRSA or other. Do not delay in seeing a family doctor or internist. ...Read more

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What could be causing a sharp needle like pain in one spot on the outside of mid-thigh skin is slightly warm. It's been going on for over 12 hrs.

What could be causing a sharp needle like pain in one spot on the outside of mid-thigh skin is slightly warm. It's been going on for over 12 hrs.

Nothing serious!: Something like this is not to be worried about. Just ignore it and it will go away. If it persists or gets worse take a couple of tylenols (acetaminophen) and it should go away. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in my mid section of my abdomen?

What causes sharp pain in my mid section of my abdomen?

Pain mid-abdomen: There are a great many possibilities. Please rephrase question and give details about the pain so we can help you. You should see your doctor if the pain is worse or interfering with your life. ...Read more

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Sharp pain at both near hip area. Mid cycle now. Why the pain?

Sharp pain at both near hip area. Mid cycle now. Why the pain?

Period pain: It is common to feel a twinging pain when you ovulate as the egg is released. This is called Mittleschmerz, as it occurs in the middle of the monthly cycle. NSAIDS like Ibuprofen, taken with food can help. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the right side of my mid back. Any ideas as to what this might be?

I have a sharp pain in the right side of my mid back. Any ideas as to what this might be?

Pain rt side midback: We do need more history, like if there is radiation of pain towards groin or any where else, if you have any difficulty in urination or blood in the urine.If the pain is worse on movements and intensity of pain
but the first thing comes to my mind with pain in this area is kidney pain, or it can be just muscular pain. So consult your doctor to find out what it is and get treated. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in mid to lower right abdomin has been that way all day today I took pepto bismo and it does not go away?

Sharp pain in mid to lower right abdomin has been that way all day today I took pepto bismo and it does not go away?

How the bowels: How is your bowels, if you are constipated, you will make worst with pepto-bismuth. If you are having diarrhea, it is not enough, eat yogurt, and banana, and chicken soup. Use a heat pad. Regulate your bowels, not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain, left side of back, mid section. Pain is getting worse. No paineds taken yet. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Sharp pain, left side of back, mid section. Pain is getting worse. No paineds taken yet. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Nerve Impingement: Can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones in the neck area. It can cause muscle spasm and pain in the neck. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Sharp pain right side mid to lower rib and upper abdominall pain worst when bending or twisting what could cause this pain?

Musculosketetal pain: Pain which increase on change of position is usually coming from muscles and bones, try Ibuprofen for a 2-3 days and see your internist. ...Read more

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I feel a sharp pain on the back mid section of my head when I touch the spot and I have not bumped my head anywhere. Why does it hurt?

I feel a sharp pain on the back mid section of my head when I touch the spot and I have not bumped my head anywhere. Why does it hurt?

May be a pimple.: There may be a skin lesion at that tender site, that you are not aware of. It could be a pimple, or you may have scratched yourself with a comb or brush, or something else. Ask a friend or relative to look at the area, and if the pain persists, you need to have a doctor, preferably a dermatologist, check the area. ...Read more

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What could cause a sharp pain in my mid back, after using the gym?

What exercise?: It depends on what exercise was performed at the gym that precipitated this. If this doesn't resolve, you should see your primary physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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This has happened recently but I have a sharp pain in my lower to mid back. I have tried stretching but it doesn't seem to work. Help?

This has happened recently but I have a sharp pain in my lower to mid back. I have tried stretching but it doesn't seem to work. Help?

Get more information: Pain in the mid-lower back is very common. Over 90% of people experience some spinal complaint at some point during their lives and it usually improves without needing any specialized interventions in 70% of patients. Common causes include pulled muscle, annular tear of the disk, or facet joint pain. You should be evaluated by a healthcare practitioner to get more info. ...Read more

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Since this morning I have been having a sharp pain on my right mid side and it hurts worse with laughter, coughing, and when I sit or stand.

Since this morning I have been having a sharp pain on my right mid side and it hurts worse with laughter, coughing, and when I sit or stand.

Likely musculo-: Skeletal issue. If it persists for more than a week, it would be time to see your doctor. In the meantime you may take Acetaminophen or advil (ibuprofen) to relive the pain. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong?

I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong?

Referred pain: The type of pain could be local abdominal problems, but pain shooting to L back sounds more like referred pain from pancreatitis. I suggest you go see a gastroenterologist and find out what exactly is the reason for the pain, with bloodwork and imaging ...Read more

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Every time I take a deep breath in I have a sharp pain on my mid right side of my back and in my chest.?

Every time I take a deep breath in I have a sharp pain on my mid right side of my back and in my chest.?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy (also known as pleuritis) is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. Among other things, infections are the most common cause of pleurisy.
The inflamed pleural layers rub against each other every time the lungs expand to breathe in air. This can cause severe sharp pain with inhalation (also called pleuritic chest pain). ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my mid back, is it because of a pnemothorax or just because I had a thoracotomy 2 weeks ago?

I have a sharp pain on my mid back, is it because of a pnemothorax or just because I had a thoracotomy 2 weeks ago?

Either: The thoracotomy can certainly cause a sharp pain in your mid back. Likewise a pneumothorax can also cause a sharp pain. Either could be the possibel cause, an x-ray would help determine if you had a new or resolving pneumothorax. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my lower to mid-back every time I take a deep breath. It just randomly started happening. What could it be?

I get a sharp pain in my lower to mid-back every time I take a deep breath. It just randomly started happening. What could it be?

Pleural pain: Sounds like pain related to the linings of the chest wall and outside lining of the lungs. Pleural pain could be infectious, inflammatory, post traumatic, due to autoimmune disease, to name a few. Start with a chest xray and then move to chest ct for further information. It could be a simple as a pneumothorax (leak in lung). ...Read more

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I've had a headache for about 5 days and its just on my left front to mid section of my head, it feels pressured and at times I get a sharp pain?

I've had a headache for about 5 days and its just on my left front to mid section of my head, it feels pressured and at times I get a sharp pain?

Tension headache: Wellness is vital to controlling any headache or pain issue. Magnesium is also vital. It will help relax the associated muscles, decrease stress, stabilize sleep and help other meds and therapy to work efficiently. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Take b-complex 100 too. ...Read more

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What causes a quick sharp pain in my elbow like an elastic band pinging when in mid press-up descent (but not during ascent)? How can I treat it?

What causes a quick sharp pain in my elbow like an elastic band pinging when in mid press-up descent (but not during ascent)? How can I treat it?

Get evaluated: Popping in the elbow can be attributed to a number of pathologies. First it could be within the joint and due to a cartilage irregularity, loose fragment, or it could be inflamed joint lining (plica). Another possibility could be instability of the elbow secondary to a torn ligament. The third possibility could be a snapping ulnar nerve which would also elicit numbness and tingling in the fingers. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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Having sharp pain that comes in goes in lower to mid section on back about an inch or two from spine...Could this be something with my kidneys?

Having sharp pain that comes in goes in lower to mid section on back about an inch or two from spine...Could this be something with my kidneys?

Possibly: The kidneys are just below the lower ribs on both sides. Kidney stone pain is usually a several cramping type pain. Pain here could also be from the large back muscles on both sides. Other internal organs could be a source of pain. If severe or persistent see your primary provider or even urgent care/emergency room. ...Read more