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Sharp Pain On Left Side Of Body
Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and i don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?
My girlfriend has got sharp pain on the left side of her body just under her ribs we believe that it's her spleen should she see a doctor?
abd pain: If the pain is still there, she should definitely see a doctor to determine the cause of it. The spleen is in the left upper quadrant but it rarely causes pain. She needs to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Having sharp striking pain on upper left side of body shooting through my back. Pain is so severe i can't move. I feel pain slightly in my chest?
Upper or lower: Body? May consider a visit to the emergency room. How is your neck? ...Read more
Left side of body (slightly behind & under rib cage- both in front and behind) has sharp pain while I am sitting, not moving. Should i see a doctor?
Yes: The location of the pain causes me a bit of concern - have you had any trauma to the area in the last several weeks? The spleen is in that general area, and it can swell with trauma. Sometimes, this happens over an extended period of time. While there are other things to cause this pain, i would strongly advise getting it checked out! ...Read more
Rule out angina: At your age and sex you need to make sure this is not an heart-related pain. See a doctor for a stress test and ekg. If that is normal consider tzietz's syndrome, which is an inflammation of a joint where a rib joins the breast bone, and which readily responds to cortisone injection. ...Read more
When i twist my upper body (ie when i reach my right arm over to my left side to stretch) i feel a sharp pain right below my rib cage on the left side?
Rib Pain: THIS IS OFTEN CAUSED BY AN ABNORMAL RIB FACET. A JOINT BETWEEN THE RIB AND THE SPINE. IT IS VERY SHALLOW & AT TIMES CAN DISPLACE. INSTEAD OF SOMEONE PUSHING IT BACK IN PLACE ,TAKE A VERY DEEP BREATH & HOLD IT & AT THE SAME TIME FORCEFULLY MAKE THE MANEUVER THAT HURTS THEN SCRUNCH DOWN TO INCREASE THE INTRAABDOMINAL PRESSURE. SEVERAL TRIES MAY BE NEEDED. IF NO HELP SEE A DO OR A DC. ...Read more
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