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Sharp Pain Upper
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain upper right side of head that feels like I am getting hit over the head with an object, what is it?
Ice pick headache: If the pain is sharp this condition is called "ice pick headaches". See neurologist. ...Read more
Could be stomach: The GI tract is tough to diagnose. Symptoms in the abdomen can be from the GI tract or other organs, such as the spleen, liver, musculoskeletal system, etc. If it's obviously worse after eating, it could be acid reflux, stomach ulcer, pancreas-related. I would suggest getting some OTC omeprazole and taking it 30 min before a meal once daily for 14 days and see if the pain improves. ...Read more
I have sharp pain upper right side my blood sugar high 559 sweet taste in month diaharra nauseous been feeling bad for week?
Sharp pain upper left side back. I got up in the middle of the night with sharp pain and can not get rest. I can't sleep on my back, stomach or sides?
Musculoskeletal: A twenties female with acute upper back pain absent fever or shortness of breath raises concern for muscle spasm. Most curiously, when weather gets cold many young adults wake with back and neck muscle spasms that take days and weeks to resolve. If a woolen nightshirt with a turtleneck, massage, icy hot, acupuncture, and rest do not help then see an osteopath. Should resolve in a few days. ...Read more
I just had a sharp pain upper right abdomen now I have a small lump that's tender and hurts if I push on it.2months ago I had UTI but this is diff?
Here are some. ..: All your symptoms need to be evaluated timely, but it's not easy to put them in coherent fashion together to form a good guess. But to sort things out sensibly, an analysis of detailed general and specific Hx, proper inspection and palpation of the targeted areas, and tests with UA, residual urine, etc. Is needed. So, collect & bring information to see Doc timely so to deduce possible Dx for Rx... ...Read more
Sharp pain upper right chest/shoulder area past two days. Asthma non smoker, fairly good health. No wheezing, advair and ventolin. What could it be?
Chest pain: Does it increase with taking a deep breath? Is it affecting your breathing? Asthmatics can have a spontaneous pneumothorax that can cause such symptoms. You may want to call your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Been having worst sharp pain upper left stomach. In my back. Worst when I eat and super bad poop oily and smelly. Should I be worried? Has been worst?
Stomach pain: Yes you should be concerned and you should consult with your doctor and have a check up. There are many possiblities. Why are you taking aspirin, and why are you bruising? Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Feel like I can't get enough air sharp pain upper left chest tight or heavy near sternum not dizzy or fatigued third time it's happened in 2 years?
RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest, collar bone, shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?
48 hrs of sharp pain upper left side under ribcage. About 3 inches left of diaphragm. Regular bowel movements. Pain worsens with deep breaths. Help!!
Musculoligamentous: Most likely, at your age, it is musculoligamentouss (muscle/ligament); however, other more serious causes can be a source. If this has persisted greater than 24 hours or if worsening, you should see your physician to check ribs, lungs, and heart. Trying an anti acid, to see if relief, also may give you an answer ...Read more
Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder, fatty liver, high triglycerides idea causing pain?
Right rib cage pain: Could be a retained stone especially if the gallbladder was removed laproscopically or biliary dyskinesia. may also be scarring or what is know as Postcholecysectomy syndrome. You have fatty liver and elevated Tg. Fish oil daily (2000 mg) can help with elevated TG. Please call you doctor in AM or visit urgent care/ ER you need evaluation and checking LFT, ultrasound possibly CT ...Read more
Bronchitis & asthma improving on neb and prednisone and antibiotics, but now sharp pain upper left back and chest worse when I breath in? Worrisome?
I have a sharp pain upper right abdomen that fluctuates to my back. It gets worse after eating. Really bad swelling of my belly and nausea Any causes?
Exam: Suspicious for gallbladder disease. Get an examination and abdominal ultrasound. Pain radiating to back can be from stomach, pancrease (pancrelipase) or gallbladder- make an appointment NOW. ...Read more
Had a sharp pain upper left chest area under collarbone lasted for a few minutes pinched nerve? Gas pain? Heart? I have ehlers danlos and am pregnant
Musculoskeletal: Seems to be musculoskeletal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sharp pain in upper back on the side every couple min all night and day, what do you think it is?
Muscle knot or spasm: Causes may include repetitive use, persistent postural stress, or an underlying structural problem. The lat. Muscles commonly develop knots caused by injury, overuse, or a sedentary lifestyle. The knots are a result of tense muscle tissue that is stuck in a spasm-like state. If the pain persists, see your physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000063.htm ...Read more
Sharp pain under upper right rib cage? Hurts almost unbearably for a few seconds then goes away. Happens a couple of times every minute or so
Exam-ASAP: This may be the earliest sign of gallbladder disease or gallstones, as well as gas trapping; nonetheless, your symptoms requires examination, abdominal ultrasound and blood testing. ...Read more
To figure out pain..: To figure out pain that happens only with deep breaths, one has to write down on a big calendar: when it happens, exactly what happens, what makes it worse, what makes it better, what food/drink/meds he took that day, what activities/sports he did that day, etc... Take the diary to the dr. With 3 weeks of data for evaluation. It could be the pleura (the lining), ribs, spine, nearby nerves, etc... ...Read more
Intermittent sharp pain in upper left thigh (outer portion of the thigh) doesn't wake me or anything, but is annoying?
? Hernia? Back Disc: Sometimes small hernias in the groin will push on nerves very early, before you can feel a lump, and cause the kind of pain that you're describing. Another possibility is a herniated disc in your back, pressing on the nerves to go to these areas. You need to see a physician to sort this out, may need x-rays, and perhaps even a referral to a specialist. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more
Sharp pain in upper right chest started yesterday accompanied by numbness/tingling in upper right back. Possible cause (s)?
Random mild stabbing sharp pain in upper back and lower back that last seconds to 2 minutes, when lying down or sitting. What could it be?
4 days ago I got real bad sharp pain in upper abdo. For a couple hours. Moving hurt more, staying still hurt more. It passed but now it's back. Cause?
Likely gas: Trapped gas, often in the large intestine will stretch the walls & set of a sharp pain which resolves when it moves further along inside the intestine. Gas bubbles rise to the top, so if you are upright it tends to be just under your rib cage, if laying head down it can move to your rectum & be tooted out. Avoid foods that make you gassy. If you have fever or other symptoms see your doc. ...Read more
What would cause a brief sharp pain in upper abdomen10 to 15 min after eating lasts about 3to5 sec happens a couple of times then goes away concerned?
Fleeting pains: Such very fleeting but Sharp pains after eating may simply be transient gas pains especially if you have absolutely no abdominal distress the rest of the time. Concerning symptoms would be more lasting discomfort, tenderness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, black or bloody stools. If symptoms persist or worsen consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Probably muscular: Many people have spasm in the rectus abdomenus muscles when bending over to tie shoes or put on socks. The way to avoid this is to bring the foot up to the seat and do it. Breathe deep at the same time. If he pain is more internal, see a gastroenterologist and see if you have ge reflux. The treatment is usually medical. ...Read more
Consider Cold Milk: If you aren't a smoker, who is overweight, and family history of heart disease, that is, it isn't your heart that is causing this, consider your stomach as being the culprit. Too much acid? How about drinking milk to coat it with cold milk. Not a treatment, but will give you diagnosis. Then go to your doctor. You are going to need their help. ...Read more
I was lying on the floor, when I decided to get up my back felt really tight now I have sharp pain in upper back and chest.
Muscle spasm: Unfortunately of any age were allowed to pull a muscle we move it quickly when it has been either in a relaxed position and not ready for movements Also this type of pain will was referred pain has a muscle spazzes and other nerve endings are get involved in this type of pain plugging back and chest. ...Read more
Sharp pain in upper thigh (right) comes on all at once day or night wakes me out of sleep it comes and go's with no warning?
Female. Sharp pain in upper right groin abt 2-3 inches above leg crease. Comes and goes quickly. Hurts for 2 seconds then gone.
Need more info: Is it random or is there something you do that faithfully will cause the pain? Bend? Cough? Is the area tender to the touch? Can you put your finger right on the spot and cause increased pain? Or is it an internal pain that is difficult to localize. Does it feel like a muscle ache? And electric shock? A burning? Is there a lump in the area? Any other symptoms? Nausea? Gi cramps? Any recent trauma. ...Read more
Sharp pain in upper middle abdomen and when I bend over feels like something is stabbing me in my chest! What in the world is wrong?
Pain in abdomen:
Your abdomen has many potential causes of pain. Something like what you are experiencing really needs to be evaluated by your physician
your physician will:
- get a more detailed description of the character of your pain
- find our what makes your pain better or worse
- physicaly examine your abdomen to further assess your pain
- obtain a much more detailed history (example-have you had surgery?). ...Read more
Intermittent sharp pain in upper left side for a couple days. Past splenic infarct. Should I see Dr? What could be causing this to happen?
Underarm pain: A cerebrovascular accident, heartburn, peripheral artery disease, neuropathy issues or a swollen underarm lymph node can cause sharp, shooting pain in your armpit area. The pain is not a disease in itself but a sign that alerts you to a number of different issues within your body. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Female, 62, . healthy. Active. Am having sharp pain in upper right thigh upon 1st standing in the morning. After 8-9 painful steps it goes away.
Painful steps: Probably plantar fascitis. See a podiatrist.Get a more detailed answer ›