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Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now,no injury?

Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now,no injury?

?referred pain: The spleen, intestines, part of the stomach and base of the left lung all can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen and the discomfort may cause referred pain to the left shoulder area. Since your symptoms are persistent,I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and any appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of neck without sudden movement have problem for a week now?

Sharp pain in left side of neck without sudden movement have problem for a week now?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be for multiple reasons. Although no obvious injury still that vast majority of neck pain is musculoskelatal. Pain can be neuropathic or even cardiovascular. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side neck....Neck is stiff and the sharp pain is constant...What could this be?

Sharp pain on left side neck....Neck is stiff and the sharp pain is constant...What could this be?

See PCP: Your symptoms are nonspecific in nature. You may have anything from a sprain/strain to disc problem. There many other problems that may exist in between. First see your pcp. Following that evaluation treatment may be instituted or you may be referred to an appropriate specialist ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - dont seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain left side of neck that's on off. Heat helps. Posture and stretching seems to bring it on more. Is this serious? I'm 18 and scared.

I have a sharp pain left side of neck that's on off. Heat helps. Posture and stretching seems to bring it on more. Is this serious? I'm 18 and scared.

Unlikely: Many neck issues in your age group are brought on by poor posture esp slouching or lack of exercise. Use of. Computers, carrying a heavy backpack can also aggravate your neck and upper back muscles. Try to look at your posture to make sure you sit and stand fully erect. That's a place to start. ...Read more

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Today i had sharp pain in my left palm, left side of neck that went up to lower left jaw and chin. It lasted for a several minutes then pain under boo?

Today i had sharp pain in my left palm, left side of neck that went up to lower left jaw and chin. It lasted for a several minutes then pain under boo?

See a doctor: The problem could be in your neck because neck problem could radiating pain to those areas. You shoulder see a doctor to get a complete check up. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under ear and down left side of neck. It is on & off but random. It really hurts, and it's sore to the touch. Heat helps. Is this serious?

Sharp pain under ear and down left side of neck. It is on & off but random. It really hurts, and it's sore to the touch. Heat helps. Is this serious?

Pain in neck: it may be something serious however there's a few factors. If the pain is intense and last more than a day or so I would probably have it looked at. Otherwise if it's mild and comes and goes it may not need further evaluation. Red flags include fever, difficulty in neck movement. If any of these exist or it's getting worse I would have it looked at by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Hi. Head was turned looking at phone. turned to look up & felt sharp piercing pain in left back side of neck in the middle. No other issue. Ideas?

Hi. Head was turned looking at phone. turned to look up & felt sharp piercing pain in left back side of neck in the middle. No other issue. Ideas?

Muscle strain: Sounds like you strained a muscle ( sternocleidomastoid, trapezius ) in your neck. Heat, an NSAID, gentle massage and time should take care of it.... avoid aggravating the muscle while it heals. As always , if symptoms do not improve fairly quickly ( w/in a week or so) see your family physician. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Sharp pain down the left side of my neck to my shoulder. Every now and again, maybe 3 times a month. Should i be concerned?

Sharp pain down the left side of my neck to my shoulder. Every now and again, maybe 3 times a month. Should i be concerned?

Not likely serious: In your age group, this kind of pain is not likely to be coming from a serious condition. You may have a muscle strain that is pinching a nerve intermittently. If it becomes more frequent or constant, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve sharp pain on the left side of my neck?

What can I do to relieve sharp pain on the left side of my neck?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

What could be causing the sharp pain on the left side of my neck that is not allowing me to turn me head left or right?

Maybe Torticollis?: This condition can have many causes, and sometimes no known cause at all. Some diseases, some medications, some trauma or strain all are possibly causes. And sometimes it just happens. Depending on how much acute pain you are in will determine if you need to be seen promptly ...Read more

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I took a deep breath in and i got a sharp pain on the left side of my neck. It lasted 3 mins. What could cause such pain?

I took a deep breath in and i got a sharp pain on the left side of my neck.  It lasted 3 mins.  What could cause such pain?

Neck pain: Not sure...But don't dwell on it if it just happened once. We all have some bizarre pain sensations from time to time. Don't let it get da best of u. ...Read more

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I've been noticing a sharp pain in the left side of my neck, possible main artery. Happens when I get upset, anxious or mad. What could this be?

I've been noticing a sharp pain in the left side of my neck, possible main artery. Happens when I get upset, anxious or mad. What could this be?

One possibility: Many people express anger, upset and anxiety through tensing muscles - especially muscles of the upper back and neck. That can cause pain. To keep from getting so upset try this: reath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer ...Read more

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Hello, I was laying down and moved my head to the right and heard a loud pop. Immediately after I felt a sharp pain on the left side of my neck, I am having difficulty moving now.

You strained a: muscle in your neck. It probably hurt when you changed position suddenly. Or you popped a vertebral disc, but that is very unusual unless you have had significant trauma to the neck in the past. Either way if it doesn't get better with ibuprofen and some massage, and if it primarily hurts right in the middle of the neck spine, then you need to go get some MRI at the ER. ...Read more

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I have constant sharp pain on the left side of my neck. Xrays show degenerative discs? C6-C7? Doctor said osteoarthritis, which he also diagnosed on my tail bone. All of a sudden I can't sit for longer than ten min and my neck is in constant pain. I'm 42

Nerve compression: you need a cervical MRI . The deteriorated. Disc could be prssing on a nerve that supplies sensation to theside of your neck. Osteoarthritis can also cause inflammation of tissues in the area. That may be causing the tailbone pain. You may need anti inflammatory meds. See a doc for a comprehensive evaluation including blood tests. ...Read more

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Left side of neck sore to touch sharp pain on left side like razor when swallowing tonsils ok no fever pain travels to ear what could this be?

Left side of neck sore to touch sharp pain on left side like razor when swallowing tonsils ok no fever pain travels to ear what could this be?

Infection: You could have an infection, for example a pharyngitis (throat infection) and the infection could be migrating into your eustacion tube which connects the roof of your mouth (posterior pharyngeal area) to your inner ear, which could be affecting your ear. All a guess without examining you. If persisits, see a dr. For the definative answer. Good luck, hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems , go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

Why do I have sharp pain in the left side of my chest, neck, and shoulder?

EXAM: These symtoms require a thorough physical examination and chest xray, call your private physician. ...Read more