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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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Stabbing pain left side of my back just under the shoulder blade only when i lay down ?

Seek medical attn: Stabbing pain in your back could just be musculoskeletal however it might be due to inflammation surrounding your lungs, heart or other organs (stomach, pancreas, etc) . A physician needs to evaluate you and decide if you need imaging or other studies. ...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?

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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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 (ibuprofen) every 4hr. If not better in a few days then have him checked out by a doctor. ...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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Mild pain in left ear that gets worse with very quick shard stabbing pain on top/left/back side of head, along with extreme tenderness in the scalp?

Many causes: This could be an ear infection, mastoiditis, pinched nerve, shingles or other causes. You will need to see a doctor to determine what is causing this. If pain is severe or you have fever, stiff neck, vomiting, numbness or weakness, or other worrisome symptoms, see a doctor today. Good luck! ...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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