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For 3weeks roughly I have been getting very sudden, sharp abdominal pain and back ache. Any idea what could be wrong and should I get checked out?

For 3weeks roughly I have been getting very sudden, sharp abdominal pain and back ache. Any idea what could be wrong and should I get checked out?

Yes, get checked: What you describe is consistent with colic, and could be related to kidney or gall bladder stones. Kidney stones will also cause the feeling of the need to urinate.Gallstone symptoms will be made worse by eating greasy or fatty foods. I suggest you seek medical opinion. In the meantime, eat lower fat diet and stay well hydrated. Good luck. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Sudden sharp upper abdominal pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) not helping what should I do next?

Consider ER: Any pain that is sudden and sharp should be properly worked up. It doesn't necessarily mean anything horrible but common medical sense dictates a prompt work up to rule out any of the more urgent issues like gallbladder or ulcer. ...Read more

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Im having left/right side sharp sudden abdominal pain and sometimes to pubic area also, pain is sharp and only few seconds need of worry? 11weeks preg

Pelvic pain: You should have an evaluation by your obstetrician to evaluate the fetus. The doctor may perform a sonogram to evaluate you further. ...Read more

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Sudden, sharp middle upper abdominal pain. Came out of nowhere as I was trying to sleep. Lasted few minutes, still aches & I feel weird. Causes?

Sudden, sharp middle upper abdominal pain.  Came out of nowhere as I was trying to sleep. Lasted few minutes, still aches & I feel weird. Causes?

Many causes: Acute onset of pain in middle upper abdomen can be caused by Peptic Ulcer Disease. Pancreatitis , Gall stones,Gastrtis,Esopagitis and ulcer. Stomach and Pancreatic Cancer. The only way you can find out is by consulting your doctor. Detailed History, Physical Exam and if indicated Endoscopy,Ultrasoung/Cat Scan etc. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp lower left abdominal pain pain started today but some blood when wiping after urinating & diarrhea that maybe had blood in it x3 days?

Sudden sharp lower left abdominal pain pain started today but some blood when wiping after urinating & diarrhea that maybe had blood in it x3 days?

Consultation advised: Would like to help Kaeley but this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis as it only allows for a very limited description of the problem. It would be unwise to give specific advice based on only one sentence of information. If you are concerned please see your physician or have an online consultation here at Health Tap. A video or voice only consultation is best for your complaint. Best wishes ...Read more

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Help! i just have sudden and sharp lower left abdominal pain?

Time to get help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, ; significant pain even less so. Lots of things cause llq (left lower quadrant) abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers. When pain is severe as you report, don't delay in seeking evaluation ; getting treated. ...Read more

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I have a sharp abdominal pain in the last 10 hours what should i do?

Go to ER.: Such a sharp, unrelenting abdominal pain requires a diagnosis right away. You need to present to an ED for evaluation and testing - blood testing, ultrasound, CT scan. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp, intense abdominal pain that lasts 5-15 seconds?

What can cause sharp, intense abdominal pain that lasts 5-15 seconds?

Several possible: This may be related to a muscle spasm, gallstone, or kidney stone, among other things. It is difficult to say without knowing the location. Kidney stones can cause pain in the flank or groin area, and gallstones would cause right upper quadrant pain. Pain related to muscle spasm could be in any location. See your doctor if the pain continues or gets worse. ...Read more

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I'm having left side sharp abdominal pain, what can I use to soothe it?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any treatment plans. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more