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I have been having sharp pains in left side of my stomach across from my belly button. It's the 3rd day and pains keep getting stronger. no appendix?

I have been having sharp pains in left side of my stomach across from my belly button. It's the 3rd day and pains keep getting stronger. no appendix?

Need exam: Abd pain that is 3 days old and getting worse needs an exam. this should be done today. As a female, this could be ovarian, colon, bladder, kidney, for example and the only was to make the DX is exam and labs. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains on right/left side of stomach. Mainly my right side when i breathe or even to move/turn over. Just had monthly normal. Headaches ba?

Having sharp pains on right/left side of stomach. Mainly my right side when i breathe or even to move/turn over. Just had monthly normal. Headaches ba?

See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have sharp pains in the left side of your stomach?

What exactly does it mean when you have sharp pains in the left side of your stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Had sex last night, and it caused sharp pains on the left side of my stomach and they are not going away. What could it be? Should I be worried ?

Had sex last night, and it caused sharp pains on the left side of my stomach and they are not going away. What could it be? Should I be worried ?

Pain: tough to say, could be simple muscle contusion depending on the possible roughness of the sex, or body positions (you on bottom), etc. or it could be referred pain form pelvic structures if bruised during sex, or could be an infection, etc. If it doe not improve, then see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My wife is 9 months pregnant and she started developing sharp pains on the left side of her stomach. Please what is the cause of this?

Time to call doc: If your wife is 9 months, and you're unsure about the cause, it's absolutely essential to let her doctor know about any new belly pains/cramping - even if they appear to be around the stomach and not related at all to the pregnancy. Besides contractions, there are also uterine infections which can cause abdominal pain which need to be treated sooner rather than later. Please call her doc! ...Read more

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I have on and off sharp pains in my lower left side of my stomach, im not sure if im pregnant to early to tell, what could be going on?

I have on and off sharp pains in my lower left side of my stomach, im not sure if im pregnant to early to tell, what could be going on?

Cramps...: Pain in the left lower abdomen could mean a number of problems ranging from functional to serious. If the symptoms don't improve with diet or otc digestive aids you should seek medical attention. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have sharp pains in the lower part of my stomach of the left side, what would it be from ?

What to do if I have sharp pains in the lower part of my stomach of the left side, what would it be from ?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old and I have sharp pains that come and go on my left side of abdomen right below my ribs. Any suggestions?

I am 30 years old and I have sharp pains that come and go on my left side of abdomen right below my ribs. Any suggestions?

Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the abdomen? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same.Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? Change in bowel movements? Nause? If so, see a surgeon. Need a bit more info. ...Read more

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My hubs has been havin pain in the stomach for 2 weeks..It comes when he eats and after he eats. Sharp pains on right n left side. What could it be?

My hubs has been havin pain in the stomach for 2 weeks..It comes when he eats and after he eats. Sharp pains on right n left side. What could it be?

Rule out Gallbladder: Pain with eating or after is suggestive of inflammation or blockage within the gallbladder. Other possibilities include a stomach ulcer, inflammation of the liver or pancreas or possible disease within the intestine. I would highly recommend that he gets seen by his doctor to do a formal evaluation and decided on appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in lower left abdomen, when picking someing up the pain moves to both sides.The worst Lasted 3 days but small nagging pain still there.

Constipation?: Have your bowels moved? If not this could be causing some cramps pain. Try a mild laxative. If pain does not improve or worsens, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pains on the left side of the lower abdomen?

What can cause sharp pains on the left side of the lower abdomen?

Many things: Unfortunately, many problems can cause pain in that area. It could be from the abdominal wall being strained in that area. It could be from something going on with the ovary on that side. It could be from something going on with the colon or small intestine on the side. It could even be from a problem with the left kidney. If the pains are bothersome and frequent please seek help in person. ...Read more

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I am having a sharp pain in my left side of my stomach. The pain comes and go's. I dont have any unusual symptoms besides the pains. ?

Left abdominal pain: There are a few possibilities: if female, could be ovulation or an ovarian cyst. Regularly recurring pain could be a kidney stone on that side. Drink lots of water to flush it through. If you develop fevers and diarrhoea, it might be infection in the large intestine called diverticulosis. You need to see a doctor for this. There are other possibilities too, so if it gets worse, see someone. ...Read more

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I have cysts on my ovaries. I've been having sharp pains on the left lower side of my abdomen. Could it have anything to do with the cysts?

Yes ovarian: Cysts can twist or leak blood and cause pain. But other causes such as kidney stones, diverticulitits, or even cancer. So it is best to have a doctor take a look at you. ...Read more

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I'm 31 yr old f, bm is always hard & similar to giving birth. Before bm, i get sharp pains on left side of abdomen that stop me in my tracks in tears.?

I'm 31 yr old f, bm is always hard & similar to giving birth. Before bm, i get sharp pains on left side of abdomen that stop me in my tracks in tears.?

Chronic constipation: This is not normal and certainly does not sound comfortable. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a nice gentle over the counter treatment you can try. You may consider seeing a GI doctor too to help improve your bowel function. Dr. Andrew shea is in your area near keller and he is excellent. ...Read more

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I've been getting sharp pains in my left side of abdomen mainly from the middle downwards. Do you know what is causing this please?

Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more