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Sharp shooting pain in my right wrist?

Sharp shooting pain in my right wrist?

Well, I am a: Neurologist, so i always want to blame this type of thing on carpal tunnel syndrome; however, if you are having pain, i would ask if you fell onto your hand recently and make sure that you did not fracture a bone in your hand. Check with your regular doctor first, take it from there. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in finger?

Sharp pain in finger?

Finger pain: Finger pain can be a sign of joint pain(arthritis), tendinitis(tendon inflammation), but I am assuming you have not injured your finger(trauma). ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left hand and fingers?

More info needed: Is this isolated to the hand and fingers only? Is the pain traveling down the arm? Was there any trauma? Is there any pain at night or that wakes you up? Is there numbness and tingling in the fingers? We need more information to help you towards the next step. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in calf?

Sharp shooting pain in calf?

What are you asking?: If you mean what causes it there are many options. A disc herniation would be one option. A muscle pull in the calf another. I suggest rest, ice, elevation. If not better in 5 days see your md. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in right elbow ?

Sharp shooting pain in right elbow ?

How long: How long? We all get aches and shooting pains from time to time. I tell people not to think about it too much as it will make it worse. But if its been going on for 6 weeks or more than it is probably worth looking into. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left armpit?

Shooting pain in left armpit?

Impossible: To say without further history. If severe, best to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in my right breast?

Needs palpation: You need to palpate the breast to make sure that there are no nodule or irregular tissue in the area of pain. If you can do selfpalpation it's great otherwise see a doc. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left elbow. Terrible random pain. Also shooting pain and dull ache in left shoulder blade? Worried about heart.

See answer: At your age, a myocardial infarction would be unlikely. I see you have anxiety and panic attacks, that would be the more likely cause of your pains. However, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm? 29/f

Pain: There are several possibilities. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinosis of the wrist and finger flexors, muscle strain. I suggest evaluation with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. An MRI can confirm the diagnosis. Therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent pain in the left groin?

Resting , exercise ?: Does the pain happen after exercise, does happen sitting in a certain position?Is ther a firm lump in tngroin, check it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

Muscular: In all probability it is muscular, however, if it is a long term or re-occurring problem, i would at least ask my doc for a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

More info: Need better history please. Did you have trauma? When was last bowel movement? Etc. need more history to help you please ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

See below: 3 possibilities: pleurisy (pleuritis), pericarditis, or muscular strain. Testing needs to be done to separate these: examination, maybe blood work, maybe echo, maybe chest x-ray depending on your exam. If you have fever, consider this to be more urgent. ...Read more

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Sharp pulsating pain in left side chest accompanied by the same pain radiating down left inner arm to left hand pinky.

Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this symptom if it persists. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in middle left back side?

Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back. We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone. May need MRI and consult with pain physician. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing numbness, burning, tingling and sharp pain in my left thigh?

Anatomy: Could involve femoral nerve, an L2-3 radiculopathy, or most likely lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh. Best to discuss with your doctor, consider neurology consultation, and get this addressed. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Sounds like pinched: nerve, but any pain in left arm is concerning for angina. You are quite young to develop heart disease, but you should see your doctor to make sure your heart is ok, especially if you have risk factors. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are sx of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp shooting pain in the right hand side of my chest. What could be wrong?

Many possibilities: Could be anything from muscular strain/sprain (most common) to a problem with your heart or lungs. Would advise seeing your family doctor to rule out any major problems. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

I have sharp shooting pain in my  left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

No: The typical pain from a heart attack is shoulder to arm. The pain you describe is more neurological. Still be safe and check it out. Rare things always happen. ...Read more

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I have a sharp shooting pain in the top/middle of my back on the left hand side. I have had it for about a week, is it anything serious?

I have a sharp shooting pain in the top/middle of my back on the left hand side. I have had it for about a week, is it anything serious?

Probably not: Pretty vague symptoms - difficult to know for sure what is wrong. Minor things like an inflamed muscle or joint can cause temporary sharp pain. Given your reported age and assuming no other symptoms, this may resolve on its own or maybe with anti-inflammatory meds. If it doesn't go away, see your doctor who can do a thorough history & physical and make sure it's nothing serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a recurring sharp shooting pain on the back of my left hand just above my index finger. What could that be dr.?

I have a recurring sharp shooting pain on the back of my left hand just above my index finger. What could that be dr.?

Sharp shooting pain: This area on the back of your hand contains the tendon to extend your wrist, an area of skin supplied by the radial nerve, and the joint that connects your finger to your hand. You could have an injury to the joint or the tendon, causing a pain in that area, or you could have irritation of the radial nerve. The last of these should also cause tingling or numbness in that area. ...Read more

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I have been getting a sharp pain in my spine it feels like a pinch my joints hurt muscle shooting pain down both arms and bad pain in hands headaches?

I have been getting a sharp pain in my spine it feels like a pinch my joints hurt muscle shooting pain down both arms and bad pain in hands headaches?

Vertebral v Rib prob: The majority of such pain problems of this type are due to hyperflexed thoracic vertebra and/or locked rib. Either one causes abnormal muscle function and can refer pain to arms & head. I see it daily in my practice. Osteopathic manipulation can provide immediate relieve in many cases. Proper exam to rule out all causes, including above, and manipulation, can be done by good osteopathic dr. ...Read more

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For the past couple of days i've been having a sharp shooting pain the right side of my wrist i can't pick up stuff why? Should i go hospital?

For the past couple of days i've been having a sharp shooting pain the right side of my wrist i can't pick up stuff why? Should i go hospital?

Wrist pain: The focal wrist pain, if worse with activity, or with pressure, sounds like an orthopedic issue, perhaps an inflammatory problem. Could be something as simple as tendonitis if it is around the base of the thumb. Check to be sure there is no rash in the area, and that the area does not feel warm to the touch, as these might represent a local infection. Doctor office visit seems appropriate. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in my right wrist?

Well, I am a: Neurologist, so i always want to blame this type of thing on carpal tunnel syndrome; however, if you are having pain, i would ask if you fell onto your hand recently and make sure that you did not fracture a bone in your hand. Check with your regular doctor first, take it from there. ...Read more

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I have been getting a sharp shooting pain in my left pinky finger for the last few days. Last night it even woke me up twice.

I have been getting a sharp shooting pain in my left pinky finger for the last few days. Last night it even woke me up twice.

More history: Suggest that you see your physician, who can both speak to you about the history of the problem and do a thorough exam to determine where the problem localizes. There also may be a need to do additional testing to further evaluate this issue. ...Read more

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I have a sharp shooting pain in my nail, I have done nothing to it and it has nothing on it. Pain comes and goes 2 weeks now. What can this be?

I have a sharp shooting pain in my nail, I have done nothing to it and it has nothing on it. Pain comes and goes 2 weeks now. What can this be?

Drs. can evaluate: A primary care doctor or dermatologist can evaluate to see why there is pain to the nail. If there is inflammation or nerve irritation, treatment can be provided. If a joint problem is suspected, a hand surgeon and a rheumatologist may be consulted. Meanwhile, one can write down details about what makes the pain come, what makes it go away, when does it happen, what pain meds have been tried, etc. ...Read more

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Sharp pain when I write or stretch skin on my thumb but in the cease where u form the letter C no cuts in there just shooting pain on the skin?

Sharp pain when I write or stretch skin on my thumb but in the cease where u form the letter C no cuts in there just shooting pain on the skin?

Nerve injury: Sounds like there may be nerve injury, either from direct trauma like a hammer, or chronic repetitive stress like carpal tunnel. It's also possible there is a virus that is inflaming the nerve like herpes simplex which can affect the hand, but there is usually a rash or blisters with that. ...Read more

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Cut my upper palm deep and get an extremely sharp shooting pain up the index finger if I touch near the wound? Will this heal? (it's been 1 week)

Cut my upper palm deep and get an extremely sharp shooting pain up the index finger if I touch near the wound? Will this heal?  (it's been 1 week)

See hand specialist: The wound may have injured the nerve or tendon that goes to that finger. To avoid chronic finger pain or weakening of the tendon, you should have it evaluated by a hand specialist. Sooner is better. ...Read more

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Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly :(

Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly :(

Ulnar nerve: This might be the answer: The pinky is supplied by the ulnar nerve, which has to pass through a narrow region in the inner elbow. When there is irritation or narrowing here, people may have pain or tingling or numbness in their pinky finger. Sometimes this occurs more often when leaning bent elbows on a table. ...Read more

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Hi Doc, I have a sharp shooting pain in my left index finger and thumb, its more of under my fingernail what could be the cause?

Hi Doc, I have a sharp shooting pain in my left index finger and thumb, its more of under my fingernail what could be the cause?

Causes?: You could have a splinter in those fingers, or you could have carpal tunnel syndrome, or irritation of the radial nerve, which wraps around the back of your upper arm. This is a very small area, and the cause is not obvious. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

Could be: It also could be other things and while you don't say L or R and you're female and fairly young, it could even be related to your heart. So, call your Dr - describe this carefully and see what they advise. If there was some incident that would cause a pinched nerve, mention it in your detailed description of the problems. If other or worse symptoms develop, go to an ER. Best! ...Read more