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I have a sharp stabbing pain under my left rib.I thought it was a catch, but its lasted for 24hrs.Its a little painful to breath, awful if i move.Help?

I have a sharp stabbing pain under my left rib.I thought it was a catch, but its lasted for 24hrs.Its a little painful to breath, awful if i move.Help?

Could be: Left lower lung problem, such as pneumonia, pleuritis, pulmonary embolus. Or it could be upper abdominal problem, such as stomach, pancreas, or spleen. Or it could be shingles. As you can see, the possibilities are so numerous that it is impossible to go through all of them here. Go see a doctor to help figure it out for you. ...Read more

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Shooting/stabbing pain in neck near left jaw line. Very painful, causes short bouts of dzns. Last few secs, goes away comes back. What could b related?

Shooting/stabbing pain in neck near left jaw line. Very painful, causes short bouts of dzns. Last few secs, goes away comes back. What could b related?

Jaw pain: Hello, it seems that with your history of a facial fracture and now jaw/neck pain, i would first think of tmj. The jaw joint may become inflamed and benefit from otc ibuprophen. I usually have patients use this as directed for 10 days. Also avoid repetitive jaw motion like gum chewing. See your doctor for confirmation. Physical therapy and possibly a dental splint while sleeping may help. ...Read more

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About 3 mo. Stabbing pain deep in r. Hip down outside leg to knee very painful from standing to sitting & vice versa & walking - 59 yr. Female?

About 3 mo. Stabbing pain deep in r. Hip down outside leg to knee very painful from standing to sitting & vice versa & walking  - 59 yr. Female?

Varies: There are several possible causes, usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. The two most common causes are a sciatica (which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing pain down the leg) and a tendinitis of the hip (known as tensor fascia lata syndrome). Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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When i bend over the last couple days i get a very painful stabbing pain on the left center of my stomach. Help?

When i bend over the last couple days i get a very painful stabbing pain on the left center of my stomach. Help?

Going to your doctor: Is what i would say is necessary. Especially considering your description. Very painful is your body crying for help. Please don't ignore it. Possibilities aren't realistic from the other side of the world. And diagnosis isn't treatment, which is clearly what you need. ...Read more

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Even after 1.5 yrs of painful snapping & now unbearable 24 hr stabbing pain. Doctors refuse to do surgery on my iliopsoas. Any prime reason for this?

See pain management: If you have already seen a few orthopedic surgeons, then most likely surgery is not the option. You need a pain management specialist to control your pain adequately and continue physical therapy. ...Read more

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In my breast, feels like its the nipple specifically, i have a rather painful burning feeling and a bit of stabbing pain.

In my breast, feels like its the nipple specifically, i                   have a rather painful burning feeling and a bit of stabbing pain.

Get checked: You are young and anything bad is unlikely. Could be a mild infection or something in the milk duct (like a papilloma). Your doctor can get history, perform exam, order imaging if needed, and help you. It's good you check your breasts regularly - then you can bring changes to your doc to be checked. Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

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What can a sharp stabbing pain on the left side right around the bottom rib indicate? Pain is kind of wrapping towards the back.

What can a sharp stabbing pain on the left side right around the bottom rib indicate? Pain is kind of wrapping towards the back.

Could be: A muscle pull or strain or even constipation. Since you have constipation that's highest on the list. You don't list your meds but natural calm works really well and can be titrated to desired response ...Read more

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My husband had a sharp stabbing pain on his left side by his back that seemed to shoot up his back towards his right ear?

My husband had a sharp stabbing pain on his left side by his back that seemed to shoot up his back towards his right ear?

Sharp pain: A sharp pain that goes up to the ear is probably a pulled muscle or a strain from lifting . Try 3 advil every 4hr. If not better in a few days then have him checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I was knitting last night + suddenly got a sharp stabbing pain on the top of my right shoulder hurts breathing in. Now pain in right side of back too?

I was knitting last night + suddenly got a sharp stabbing pain on the top of my right shoulder hurts breathing in. Now pain in right side of back too?

See doc.: If you have had continuous pain as noted it would be wise to get a chest xray and lab testing to evaluate an air leak in your lung or a blood clot. ...Read more

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