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Sharp Stabbing Pain In Left Side Of Back
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
Sharp, stabbing, pinching pain on left side and back pain. Followed by feeling the room spin and nausea. What could this be?
Had a sharp stabbing pain on the left side toward the back between the waist and rib cage (stabbing subsided) butvery tender to the touch?
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?
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
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
Severe sharp stabbing pain in upper left abdominal area going around into left side of back up to neck. Worse at night trying to sleep.
For these symptoms: Recommend an in-person evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more
My left side hurts like a sharp stabbing pain plus its making my back hurt way more than usual what could this be besides my appendix which is gone.?
Exam: Please shut down your computer and get to a UC clinic or your local ER for further evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
What can a sharp stabbing pain on the left side right around the bottom rib indicate? Pain is kind of wrapping towards the back.
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
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
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
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.?
Stabbing pain from my back and through my left breast sharp pain happened twice laying on left side? 17 year old female
Stabbing pain: See your doctor for the possibility of shingles. ...Read more
Please help me. I feel a sharp stabbing pain in my back, left side, under the ribs. I know my lungs are there and when I breathe in deeply I want to die. Please help. This came on very suddenly and I can't move in certain poisitions.
Stabbing pains back: Suspect you pulled muscle. Us heating pad over area and have someone listen over the area to see if you have a "rub" which would indicate pleurisy. ...Read more
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
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
Have a sharp stabbing pain in left side groin area. Hurts when walking or standing. Goes from dull to super sharp pain.
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
What causes a 5 second stabbing pain in left side of chest/breast? Happened after I stood up. PCP says heart ok. Some left shoulder blade pain.
Pain: The pain is musculoskeletal not cardiac.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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