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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?

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?

Muscle strain?: At age 19, it's unlikely to be colon/intestinal problems. Depending on actual location, could be ovarian (cyst, torsion) or muscle strain which could be muscle strain. If it is "horrible", see you doctor promptly. ...Read more

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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

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Unexplained numbness and sharp stabbing pain in the left side of my body. Suggestions?

Unexplained numbness and sharp stabbing pain in the left side of my body. Suggestions?

Upper or lower: Body? May consider a visit to the emergency room. How is your neck? ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a sharp pain in my chest to the left side of my body what could this be?

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

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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