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Sudden sharp stabbing pains in lower abdomen, won't lessen, worse when trying to stand straight. Should I go to the hospital?

Sudden sharp stabbing pains in lower abdomen, won't lessen, worse when trying to stand straight. Should I go to the hospital?

Acute abdomen: If the pain makes standing unbearable, then you must be treated as an acute abdomen. The following causes must be excluded...gynaecological or gastrointestinal (like appendicitis) or urinary problems. It would be wise to have it checked out at casualty. ...Read more

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Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus (belly button) from one side of the abdomen ...Read more


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I'm having sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen and I do know I know that I have a follicle mass on the right ovarie and I have a cyst on the left.

I'm having sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen and I do know I know that I have a follicle mass on the right ovarie and I have a cyst on the left.

Need more info: I am not sure if I understand your question. If you have a cyst, that is a good reason for having pain in lower abdomen. The cyst can enlarge, rupture or twist. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I have some times were I feel very horrible in the morning with sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen, is this?

I'm 20 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I have some times were I feel very horrible in the morning with sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen, is this?

Uterus/Bladder/Bowel: There are three main structures in the lower abdomen. Infection in them can hurt. Labor can also--even at 20 weeks. There is no way to know what is causing pain without an exam by a doctor. Because of the pregnancy, it is important for a woman to call OB or go directly to the hospital. An evaluation might include blood and urine tests as well as ultrasound and pelvic exam for labor, uti, etc. ...Read more

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I've been having periodic sharp stabbing pains in my lower left abdomen. Do you know what it could be?

I've been having periodic sharp stabbing pains in my lower left abdomen. Do you know what it could be?

Maybe ovulation: If the pains occur half way between periods, it could be ovulation. Also the sigmoid colon is on the lower left and trapped gas could cause cramps. If the pain is improved by passing gas or moving bowels, it is likely from colon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What could the sharp stabbing pain in right lower abdomen indicate?

Options: Appendix, gall bladder, colon, kidneys, bladder, hips, ovaries, testes, intestines..... Many things. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my right lower abdomen, what could it be?

Several things: These types of symptoms need to be augmented with a physical examinations and perhaps labs and x-rays. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a very sharp pain like someone is stabbing multiple knives in my lower abdomen. It forces me to bend over. It is right above my belt line?

I have a very sharp pain like someone is stabbing multiple knives in my lower abdomen. It forces me to bend over. It is right above my belt line?

Need more history: We need to know further details: such as, what is your age? How long have you had abdominal pains that you have described. If this pain has been there for more than one week and does not see to subside, then you need to go see your doctor for a physical examination to determine the cause and mange your problem after checking you and running some tests. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has this sharp stabbing pain in his lower abdomen and he says he has a weird feeling in his penis alos he has lately been puking up blood?

My boyfriend has this sharp stabbing pain in his lower abdomen and he says he has a weird feeling in his penis alos he has lately been puking up blood?

Seems very serious-: abdominal pain with bloody vomit seems very serious! I would not like to second guess such a serious event. Please you must take him to the doctor right away. ...Read more

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I've been getting sharp stabbing pain lower abdomen, feel the need to pass gas but can't, burning feeling around the chest area also?

I've been getting sharp stabbing pain lower abdomen, feel the need to pass gas but can't, burning feeling around the chest area also?

Need to see MD: Regardless of your age these symptoms are always of concern and you should see your physician or if severe and acute go to an er. At 26 years of age the probability of something serious is low but not unhead of. Again these symptoms cannot be written off as not serious until after your physician does a thorough exam. ...Read more

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20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

Consider hernia: Can't diagnose simply from description, but often times hernias (where the bowel pokes through the normal muscle) can occur in the area you described, and can cause the same symptoms. Usually symptoms worsen during physical activity, like straining. Hernias aren't always dangerous, but if it is bothersome, worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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For the last week I've had sharp pain in my lower right abdomen but it always goes away. Tonight I was laying and the stabbing pain happened again, and it was definitely worse whenever I exhaled. The pain went away but I'm still having discomfort?

For the last week I've had sharp pain in my lower right abdomen but it always goes away. Tonight I was laying and the stabbing pain happened again, and it was definitely worse whenever I exhaled. The pain went away but I'm still having discomfort?

Could be appendix.: Truth be told, the most sensitive predictor of acute appendicitis is the loss of appetite. Your other symptoms could be consistent with that, too, especially if pain is on right side of the lower abdomen. You should get this checked out right away in an ED. ...Read more

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Lately when me and my fiancé have sex my lower left abdomen starts to hurt and he has a large penis. Sharp stabbing pain.?

Lately when me and my fiancé have sex my lower left abdomen starts to hurt and he has a large penis. Sharp stabbing pain.?

Could be a problem?: An ovary may be getting bumped with the intercourse, the uterus may be pushed or a tube may be pushed with intercourse especially if the male is of significant size. You may have a cyst on the ovary. One could postulate an infection as the cause. I would get checked out if this is a continuous problem. Perhaps changing positions may be better. Try and see. Perhaps, control depth of penetration. ...Read more

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