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Stabbing Pain In Tongue
Pain in side of tongue only when asleep. Nerve pain/ stabbing pain awakens me. Near sore that has no pain. Not from biting - nerve explosion - cause?
Get a Diagnosis: You need to see a dentist for diagnosis and referral. This could be serious. A painless sore with shooting pain could be an abscessed tooth with infection spreading to the tongue and if untreated to your neck or brain. It could be a tumor, possibly cancer. No one can tell without examining you so see a dentist today. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Face mildly aches, lip/tongue tingles often, TM joint sore to touch. No stabbing pain like TN, no TN triggers on face. Is this TMJ? (could it be?)
Left side of my face feels burning, eye, edge of lip, nostril, tongue, throat, it's all towards the left only. Not stabbing pain, no rash, what is it?
ENT: Most likely if your primary care doctor can't figure it out, I would schedule appt with an ear nose throat (ENT) doctor. ...Read more
Tear or strain: Most likely a bicipital tendonitis, from overuse, which can be very painful. Consider a partial tear of one of the heads of the bicep muscle. Nerve entrapment between bicep and tricep muscle is a possibility. Orthopedic doc can rule out humeral pathology, labral tear, avulsion fracture, or tumor. ...Read more
Sinusitis: Most of the time, that kind of pain comes from a sinus infection. It can be acute sinusitis if it is of recent onset (less than 3 weeks), or chronic sinusitis, if it has been there for a long time. Other problems can mimic sinusitis, such as atypical migraines. In either case, you should speak to an ENT to find out the cause of the pain, and what to do to get rid of it. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: When you run, you use the 3 layers of muscles in your abdomen. These flat muscles, when used, can "spasm" or contract very vigorously. This causes a sharp stabbing burning pain, a lot like a charley horse in the calf (also a muscle spasm). If this happens to you, stop running, rub firmly right on the stabbing painful area, and the muscle will relax; just like when you rub your calf. Good luck! ...Read more
Zostrix (capsaicin) or Biofreeze: Are topical over the counter medication that might provide temporary relief. However, the cause of the problem needs to be determined and addressed. See podiatrist. ...Read more
Bursitis?: Does it hurt to move your hip? In what direction? To raise your leg? Maybe pt can help sort it out. ...Read more
Many possibities: This could be a lot of different things, some of them serious. I would get into your doctor for a good check up. ...Read more
Gallbladder: Sounds like an inflamed gallbladder. See your pcp. ...Read more
Pain right shoulder: Pulled biceps tendon, pulled/torn rotator cuff. Bursitis. A lot depends on whether it was due to trauma or repetitive motion. Does it hurt when you touch it? Where does it hurt? Do you have limited motion of the shoulder? You would honestly need a physical exam to answer the question. ...Read more
Ortho causes include:
A pinched nerve in the back, due to arthritis, slip disk, injury or a space occupying lesion; or pain from bursitis, arthritis hip, meralgia paraesthetica (like carpal t syndrome, where a local nerve to the thigh gets trapped under a thick ligament against the pelvic bone.
Non-ortho causes: abdominal like constipation, diverticulitis, colitis, hernia pains, etc.
Check with your gp for the dx.. ...Read more
No: Certainly please follow up initially with your ob. ...Read more
You may have pulled: A muscle, or slept funny and woke up in a different position while sleeping that left your back with a spasm if your twist or torque in a certain way. If you've taken NSAIDS OTC that aren't helping, then you need to get checked out by UR doctor, or see an osteopathic physician for 2nd opinion and treatment. Look for a neuromusculoskeletal (NMM) DO physician to get you out of this pain & correct it. ...Read more
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Back pain: Do you have scoliosis (s curve) of spine? Injury? Sound like musculoskeletal or disc related though you are young for disc (unless you do gymnastics or back pain from any vigorous sport). Try motrin if not allergic, warm compresses kinesiotape on area PT, cushion on seat and follow up with doc, May need MRI Go to ER if numbness, weakness, difficulty with urination ...Read more
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