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Sharp stabbing pain lower left side more towards back. Going on for a 3 or 4 weeks. Getting worse. Take about 8 ibuprophen each day to deal w/pain?

Sharp stabbing pain lower left side more towards back. Going on for a 3 or 4 weeks. Getting worse. Take about 8 ibuprophen each day to deal w/pain?

? Kidney Stone: Side or flank pain may be from a kidney stone. Typically pain may move from the back toward the front and toward the groin. The pain may also cause nausea or vomiting. You may or may not have blood in urine.

See your doctor and explain your symptoms in detail. They may check your urine for blood or get a ct scan. But there are lots of other causes for pain, so you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp, stabbing, pinching pain on left side and back pain. Followed by feeling the room spin and nausea. What could this be?

Sharp, stabbing, pinching pain on left side and back pain. Followed by feeling the room spin and nausea. What could this be?

Consider this...: Left sided abdominal pain is a common location for gas causing cramps, ibs or diverticulosis (itis). Gyn problems such as cysts and endometriosis are also considered. Best to see your doctor if symptoms persist. Good luck! ...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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What can cause a sharp stabbing pain on left side of the middle of back?

Muscle spasm: Kidney stone, herniated disc are among a few. Worth getting an evaluation. There are other questions to be answered and your physical exam, and maybe doing some simple tests to answer the question what is causing this problem in you. ...Read more

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I been having a sharp stabbing pain in my mid-back, mainly on the left side. If I lay down I can't get up because it hurts real bad. What could it be?

Back pain: Can be many things in that area including a muscle spasm, pinched nerve or even a kidney stone or urinary tract issue. Depending on what brought it on should help answer that. Trying an anti inflammatory and some heat may help if its muscular related. If it persists or gets worse then go and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi I been driving for long road trips from iowa to tx now I have a sharp stabbing pain in my back left side any idea??

Hi I been driving for long road trips from iowa to tx now I have a sharp stabbing pain in my back left side any idea??

Sharp back pain: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. If he/she rules out medical condition it is likely from long car rides. Exercises can be prescribed to help you stretch and relax your muscles. Peace and good health. ...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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Sharp stabbing pain left side. Seems constant with flare ups where gets worse. No appendix/gall. Do have bad back (hern, syringomyelia). What is it?

Back/ flank pain: As you have back problem it very well could be related to that. If it is knew and bad enough have yourself examined to rule out colon problem or even excessive gas can cause sharp pain ...Read more

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About couple weeks into new job I started getting a sharp stabbing pain in low back left side. Gets worse when I sit hurts to get up and move.?

Musculoskeletal: The answer is not necessarily an easy one to reach without more info. Does your new job involve a different level of physical activity? Are you sitting in a different position at a desk or computer? It seems like the pain you describe is due to an injury to a muscle or the use of different muscles in your new job. ...Read more

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I have been having this dull ache in my left side lower back hip area at night time. It has turned into a sharp stabbing pain. What could it be?

See below: There are lot of possibilities like a urinary tract infection or kidney infection, kidney stone, muscle sprain, strain or spasms, pelvic disease like endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, spondylosis, disk injury or spinal fracture, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. See you doctor soon. ...Read more

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Hi, Dr. I've been having a sharp stabbing pain on my left side, under my breast but on more on the side, down toward my back. It hurt all the time.?

Hi, Dr. I've been having a sharp stabbing pain on my left side, under my breast but on more on the side, down toward my back. It hurt all the time.?

Flank pain: The most common cause of flank pain in the young patient is muscle strain, but kidney stones, irritable bowel syndrome, lung disorders are other considerations. Try stretching and anti-inflammatory medication and expect improvement in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Stomach is just: Under left rib cage. Lower could be colon, or if pain radiates from back check for kidney stone. Any other symptoms associated with urination? See pcp bring urine first mornings. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp stabbing pain in the back of my head on the left side, I've had a sore throat for 2 weeks, and an earache on left side.

Get seen: Don't wait, I suspect you have an undiagnosed infection, if it progresses you may get quite ill. It's really impossible to say based on your description. You have waited long enough- get an answer, a primary doctor or ENT can help. Get help and get better ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left side - muscle spasm in chest?

Several things: That is a very non specific symptoms and should be evaluated. Any sharp stabbing g pain should be addresses promptly. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Have a sharp stabbing pain in left side groin area. Hurts when walking or standing. Goes from dull to super sharp pain.

Have a sharp stabbing pain in left side groin area. Hurts when walking or standing. Goes from dull to super sharp pain.

You need a: "hands on" exam. This could be due to a groin problem (eg: hernia) OR a BACK problem (pinched nerve at the L4-L5 lumbar disc level)

Hope this helps
See your PCP!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left side of chest in ribs next to breast. Stops me in my tracks and can't move. Last 1-5 mins. Ideas? Be worried?

Sharp stabbing pain in left side of chest in ribs next to breast. Stops me in my tracks and can't move. Last 1-5 mins. Ideas? Be worried?

Chest pain: The pain you describe is most often musculoskeletal and may be a strained intercostal muscle. It can be due to activity or a cough but if it is at rest, is associated with shortness of breath, chest pressure or other similar symptoms seek immediate medical attention. Women often have less signs of a heart condition and their first event is often a more serious one then men. ...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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Sharp stabbing pain in left upper quadrant towards my back. Below ribs in my back. Appears susuddenly and goes away just as quickly..

Sharp stabbing pain in left upper quadrant towards my back. Below ribs in my back. Appears susuddenly and goes away just as quickly..

Pain: This type of pain may be a variety of conditions ranging from heart attack to acid in the stomach. It is impossible to evaluate this condition without a full physical examination. ...Read more

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Stopped taking lexapro for five days, recently started back up. Since Sunday horrible headaches and sharp stabbing pain in left temple?

Stopped taking lexapro for five days, recently started back up. Since Sunday horrible headaches and sharp stabbing pain in left temple?

Why did you stop?: First of all should not just stop this medicine. You need your doctors guidance. Now you are back on apparently. Go see your doctor and get checked out ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left shoulder blade and left side of abdomen, abdomen feels normal, could be linked to endometriosis?

Stabbing pain in left shoulder blade and left side of abdomen, abdomen feels normal, could be linked to endometriosis?

U could be right.: Your ibs can contribute to ur symptoms. Follow up nevertheless with ur dr and get checked for ruptured intestines, peritonitis/ inflamed lining of the abdominal wall etc. Take care! Http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/ http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=356. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left mid section of my back and in my side. It hurts to cough, sneeze, to get up from chair, or roll over in bed.

Stabbing pain in left mid section of my back and in my side. It hurts to cough, sneeze, to get up from chair, or roll over in bed.

Fall?: Given your age and being female, acute pain in the mid back and side could be due to a fragility fracture. Do you have osteoporosis? Sometimes these fracture occur without a fall. Even coughing can be the cause. I would see your doc. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in my left side when I move.

Not quite sure: Without an exam, I can only give general information, but moslty when moving triggers the pain it is a muscle or tendon pull that is causing the pain. Rest, warmth, maybe anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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What can this sharp stabbing pain in my lower left side be?

Information needed: I can not find possible cause without more information. This type of pain may be related to intestinal problem, mainly the left colon ureteral-vesical stones, lumbar problems as well as muscles problems. Again, more information is needed to have a better idea. ...Read more