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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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...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 don't 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

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What could be some reasons why I experience sharp left-side chest pains when on my stomach during a massage?

What could be some reasons why I experience sharp left-side chest pains when on my stomach during a massage?

Reflux: If it only occurs while prone on your stomach during your massage, it is probably some reflux. Try taking a Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) before your massage. ...Read more

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I have somewhat sharp pains in my lower abdomen that extends to the left side of my back, closer to my kidney. What could it be?

Possible ureteral stone: The most likely urologic consideration with patients that have these symptoms at your age would be a stone in the ureter. These can be very uncomfortable and are often best evaluated in an urgent care or emergency room setting where appropriate x-ray tests and urine specimens can be obtained. If the pain is not severe I would see your primary care physician within the next few days. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains in my abdomen after I eat any normal meal. I recently got incredible sharp pains on my lower left side of my hip.

I get sharp pains in my abdomen after I eat any normal meal. I recently got incredible sharp pains on my lower left side of my hip.

IBS: Teenagers w. "sharp abdominal pain" & unilateral "hip pain" seeks etiology/medical treatment. If symptoms are more than transitory, a unifying dynamic might be pelvic soft tissue/ligament disorder. My experience: young persons w. injured & hypermobile sacroiliac joints often have IBS symptoms; from dysautonomia whereby parasympathetic nerves are impinged in region of proximate ventral SIJ sulcus. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp stomach pains at night on the upper right and left sides of my stomach. It's very painful and only happens at night. Why?

I've been having sharp stomach pains at night on the upper right and left sides of my stomach. It's very painful and only happens at night. Why?

Hard to say: Time specific symptoms can relate to activity changes. Does a busy day distract you from pain you would feel, but the evening/night make you more aware? Does this amplify when lying down or after consuming the evening meal? Is it stomach or chest wall? Do you occasionally burp up some of your meal? This could be reflux related. If antacids help, you may want to see your doc for exam/treatment. ...Read more

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I keep having random sharp throbbing stomach pains on my left side?

I keep having random sharp throbbing stomach pains on my left side?

Pain: Pain that lasts only briefly, even if it is sharp, severe and/or throbbing is usually benign. If your pain becomes constant, or lasts more that 40 minutes, or is associated with fever, vomiting, sweats, shortness of breath, a bulge then you need to be concerned and get in for an evaluation. If you are missing any of your vaccinations, routine health maintenance then get them done. ...Read more

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I get chest pains and sharp pains a lot, but I have it down my entire left side of my chest/stomach/ribs. Help?

Chest pain: Your pain sounds musculoskeletal perhaps relaated to your dorsal spine. On the other hand one can't count on that. Consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'll be 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow & have been active all day now I'm getting sharp ripping like pains on my lower left side abdomen?

CALL YOUR OB NOW!!!: U shoudl have already called you ob, u need evaluation, if you were my pt I would send you staright to the labor room for evaluation, u need to make sure u are not in premature labor and everything is ok inside the uterus with the baby and placenat don't delay. ...Read more

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She is having pains on the left side from boob down even to top of belly button. Feels like a sharp pain. Also hurts at the top of abdomen in the cent?

She is having pains on the left side from boob down even to top of belly button. Feels like a sharp pain. Also hurts at the top of abdomen in the cent?

See a physician: This format is not meant to diagnose illness. It's not possible to make a diagnosis without a thorough history or the ability to question and examen you. Please see a physician. Don't try to diagnose yourself on the internet, you won't be able to and only confuse and worry yourself.
It takes years of training to learn to interpret symptoms

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I hope you get well soon. ...Read more