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My roommate had full body aches yesterday and her stomache hurts, she has pain on her right side and she gets shooting pain down her right leg.

My roommate had full body aches yesterday and her stomache hurts, she has pain on her right side and she gets shooting pain down her right leg.

To ER: Do not know the relationship between the onset of body and stomach aches, but the pain you are describing strongly suggest irritation of a nerve root exiting from the lumbar spine. This can be caused by many things, most commonly a bulging intraspinous disc. She needs to go to student health service or to an ER right away, and needs to thank you for your concern. ...Read more

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Could I have shingles? Headache, swollen lymph nodes in neck and shooting pain down right side

Could I have shingles? Headache, swollen lymph nodes in neck and shooting pain down right side

Possibly..: Usually, shingles has a reddish rash sometimes with vesicles (fluid filled clear bumps). Shingles can occur on the head/neck region. The pain typically involves an area corresponding to an affected nerve. I would recommend seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Shooting pain down right arm tingling on fingers and pain on side of neck left side?

Shooting pain down right arm tingling on fingers and pain on side of neck left side?

See details: It is likely a cervical radiculopathy which is a compressed nerve root in the neck. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a weird/shooting pain going down my left side. What can I do for this?

I have a weird/shooting pain going down my left side. What can I do for this?

See doctor: Pain is a general symptom of many different types of problems. You should see your doctor to have a good examination. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in my left side that shoot down into my pelvic area what could it be!?

I have shooting pain in my left side that shoot down into my pelvic area what could it be!?

Anything: It could be a kidney stone, which can be caused by many things including dehydration. I recommend seeing your doctor for a thorough exam & history to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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I am having occasional shooting pain down my shoulder to my hand on my right side. What could this be?

I am having occasional shooting pain down my shoulder to my hand on my right side. What could this be?

Pinched nerve: The most likely thing is a pinched nerve in your neck that causes the pain to radiate down the right arm. Rest, heat and tylenol (acetaminophen) may help. Otherwise it is always a good idea to see a doctor to be certain. ...Read more

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I have constant pain in my hips/back. When I bend it is shooting pain down the inside of both legd and up the right side of my back. What are causes?

I have constant pain in my hips/back. When I bend it is shooting pain down the inside of both legd and up the right side of my back. What are causes?

Radiculopathy: Pinched nerve in the lower back may cause above symptoms. Best test is to get MRI of lower spine to determine the state of lumbar spine and the surrounding disc and nerves. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a throbbing/shooting pain down the right side of my neck to my shoulder. I'm just wondering what would cause it.?

Sometimes I get a throbbing/shooting pain down the right side of my neck to my shoulder. I'm just wondering what would cause it.?

Cervical spine pain: The differential diagnosis would include cervical facet syndrome (arthritis), cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve), or myofascial pain (muscle spasm). An evaluation with a physiatrist, pain physician, or orthopedist is suggested with detailed physical exam of cervical spine and right shoulder joint, followed by appropriate diagnostic imaging if indicated (i.e. MRI cervical spine and/or shoulder) ...Read more

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Side effects from spinal tap? I can't move around much due to shooting pain from neck down...It's been 3 days; what should I do?

You need to be seen: While it is possible to have side effects of a spinal tap last, the time since your examination is long enough to cause some concern. Call your doctor and discuss this problem. Measure your temperature prior to the contact. ...Read more

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I am a 50 yo female suffering from sharp, shooting pain on my right side about at the waist. It is not back pain and is not radiating down my leg.

I am a 50 yo female suffering from sharp, shooting pain on my right side about at the waist. It is not back pain and is not radiating down my leg.

It may be bursitis: You may have inflammation of your trochanteric bursa, a fluid filled sac that reduces friction at the outside of your hip. Try ice and antiflammatory medicine and consult a doctor. ...Read more

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No feeling across front of knee & down side of leg. Numbness pain & tingling for 2 weeks. Shooting pain across front of knee and down leg when touched?

No feeling across front of knee & down side of leg. Numbness pain & tingling for 2 weeks. Shooting pain across front of knee and down leg when touched?

PCP-evaluation-x-ray: We need to know how it appeared as well as any previous history of trauma or injury. You may have sprained your knee, torn a ligament or tendon or even damaged your meniscus. You may have a neuropthy as well but first you mus be examined by your PCP, be valuated, x-rays may be ordered includying an ortho referral. ...Read more

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I'm having a terrible shooting pain just under/behind my left shoulder blade and a constant burning pain accompanies this down the left side of my rib?

I'm having a terrible shooting pain just under/behind my left shoulder blade and a constant burning pain accompanies this down the left side of my rib?

Just a thought: But this pain which sound like "nerve pain" may originate from a pinched nerve in your LOWER NECK! (C6-C7) level or upper back C 7-T1
Ask your Primary Health Care Provider if this is possible and an in person visit may be helpful!

Just a thought, hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause shooting pain from the left side of the belly button down to the vagina?

Yes: Your pain may be due to your diagnosis but only a complete evaluation will prevent missing something more serious. ...Read more

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Shooting pain up my right side down to my leg around my stomach mainly on right side. Four months pregnant.?

Ligaments v. Nerves: During pregnancy, hormones cause ligaments to loosen. Eventually this will help make the pelvis pliable enough for baby to push its way into the world. Unfortunately, ligaments have little nerves inside them that can stretch, causing pain. Also, loosened ligaments allow bone to shift & pinch nerves. Increasing girth also stretches other nerves. A good physical exam and osteopathic treatment may help ...Read more

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I have a tingly/itching occasionally burning sensation down the left side of my face. Also shooting pain in jaw?

Could be: Could be TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, referred ear pain, occlusal trauma, tooth and or gum infection, one of many syndromes, diabetic imbalance, or many other maladies. See your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having shooting pain in my lower back-left side. Sometimes it shoots down my leg (siatica). Pain gets bad where I throw up all the time. What can I?

I'm having shooting pain in my lower back-left side. Sometimes it shoots down my leg (siatica). Pain gets bad where I throw up all the time. What can I?

Lots: Medications like gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) amitryptyline, etc can be helpful. However if you haven't seen a spin/pain specialist you might want to do so, there are interventional treatments that can help reduce significantly or eliminate pain all together. ...Read more

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A couple of days ago I was getting into bed I laid down slowly and all of the sudden I got a shooting pain in the lower right hand side of my bad. It's a constant pain that sometimes travels into my leg. It hurts the most when I'm laying down. When my fri

A couple of days ago I was getting into bed I laid down slowly and all of the sudden I got a shooting pain in the lower right hand side of my bad. It's a constant pain that sometimes travels into my leg. It hurts the most when I'm laying down. When my fri

Sciatica/Nerve Pain: You most likely have a disc herniation irritating or impacting on a nerve root that runs down your leg. Would advise discussing with your pcp and rest. If no improvement after 2 days, possibly engaging in physical therapy and otc meds/pain killers will be helpful. If after 3-4 weeks no improvement, seek out a pain specialist for possible epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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When eating I felt a shooting pain down the right side of my jaw and under my right ear next to my jaw its painful to touch?

When eating I felt a shooting pain down the right side of my jaw and under my right ear next to my jaw its painful to touch?

See OFP specialist: For TMJ dysfunction evaluation. The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic pain field. Look for OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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Crack my neck alot. Turned head to left side to crack, intense sharp shooting pain down side of neck to upper back. Could I have injured something?

Possible: Sounds like you may have pinched a nerve when "cracking your neck". It is also possible that a muscle has also been injured or is in spasm and your neck movement may make it worse. Something is out of balance -? 4 ekgs in 4 months at your age? What does your chiropractor say about pain and spasm and anxiety/depression? ...Read more

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I am having a random strong shooting pain that goes over the top side of my shoulder & down my arm. Some tingling in hand. No injuries or new exercise?

I am having a random strong shooting pain that goes over the top side of my shoulder & down my arm. Some tingling in hand. No injuries or new exercise?

Cervical radic: It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in
your neck
It can flareup without a specific injury
Id suggest rest and nsaid meds
if not better, see your otho - you might need pt ...Read more

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Nose is very congested from a cold when I sniff I get a severe shooting pain over the top of my head and down side of my neck, is this sinuses/glands?

Nose is very congested from a cold when I sniff I get a severe shooting pain over the top of my head and down side of my neck, is this sinuses/glands?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more