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Why do I have pain in my left side sharp pain in lower left area sorry right area not left

Why do I have pain in my left side sharp pain in lower left area sorry right area not left

You: You need to go to the er immediately if this is chest pain. Your question doesn't say where the pain is, but if it is chest pain you must be seen immediately. Any chest pain is very concerning and needs a thorough and immediate evaluation. It sounds like you have risk factors. Please be seen immediately in the er. ...Read more

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Left side sharp pain above belt? Nausea

Left side sharp pain above belt? Nausea

Not sure: Left lower quadrant pain could be caused by intestinal issues, ovarian problems in women, urinary tract issues, uterine issues, referred pain from other structures in the abdomen (gall bladder, appendix, etc). Sharp pain accompanied by nausea should be evaluated by a dr. Though. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fell off horse a few days ago and hit the ground hard on my left side. Sharp pain in my upper back b/w my scapula and spine when I breathe/sneeze etc.?

Spine fall off horse: You could have a rib fracture causing this pain with breathing. You should also see a physician and obtain x-rays of your cervical and thoracic spine to rule out any fracture. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side near heart felt when I laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more

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Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?

Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?

Get examined: Without being able to see you there is not any way to know what is going on. This cannot be done over the internet. See somebody face to face. ...Read more

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What can this sharp pain on my left side be?

What can this sharp pain on my left side be?

Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a sharp pain in my left side?

Is there anything that can cause a sharp pain in my left side?

Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sharp pain on the left side of my back?

Depends...: Can definitely be due to a lot of issues - can be something as simple as strained muscles to a disc herniation. Recommend discussing with your pcp or pain specialist to determine if diagnostic testing is necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in middle left side of back?

Several things: Any history of any cardiac issues? If not it could be a simple strain. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can it be if I am feeling severe sharp pain in the left side of my back?

Depends: If you are alluding to your lumbar region then you may be having lumbar strain or beginning radiculopathy. Other specialists may give you other causes. Have your doctor check you out for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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I've been having intermittent sharp pain along my left side. What could this be?

Hard to say: Without more information. You don't mention if the pain is overlying a bony area like your rib cage or superficial vs deep on the front/back left side. Without more info it could be from so many different things, . ...Read more

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I have pain sometimes on my side lower either the right side or sometimes the left side it's little bit sharp pain it comes and go often?

It could be: A couple of things, inguinal hernias may do it but if u have constipation try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) an over the counter laxative daily. If fever, worsening pain, problems urinating then see doc. It can be hard to say, sorry not more helpful, maybe a better answer will come. ...Read more

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Hi I began getting a pain on my upper left side on my back and if I sit wrong or pick something heavy I begine to get a sharp pain im worried?

Muscle strain: Given that your pain is positional, isolated highly suggestive muscle/ligament origin. Our latissimus dorsi is large muscle attaching over broad area of our mid back/flank area. We use this muscle when we use our upper extremities. Trying to square up to what you are lifting so arms are symmetric, bend at the knees and keep objects close to your body when lifting will decrease strain. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain on the left side of my timple, a few times a month but today I had it happen a least 6x today. And its oleftnly onon the left side, ?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. Rec. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and proper management. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been having side pains. They used to come up about once a month as a sharp pain in the left side for about a day. However this last month they have been coming far more frequently at different times and the pain from intensified yesterday.

Hi, I have been having side pains. They used to come up about once a month as a sharp pain in the left side for about a day. However this last month they have been coming far more frequently at different times and the pain from intensified yesterday.

Needs examination: Variety of possibilities - muscle/spine, urine/kidney, bowel, or even testicle related problem with referred pain. Needs an examination and may need tests such as urinalysis and bloods, maybe even X-rays or scans if appropriate to sort the cause out if not clear from examination. See doctor to sort things out. All the best ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that comes an go on the left side of my head...

I have a sharp pain that comes an go on the left side of my head...

Head pain: A sharp pain on the left side of the head that is intermittent in a 34 could likely be related to a cervical disc problem or compressed nerve in the upper part of of neck. Other things could do this including a muscle spasm - TMJ can sometimes affect the temporal area. Please see your doctor for this if it persists. ...Read more

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Keep getting sharp pain on my left side of my ribs?

Don't ignore: Rib pain or any chest pain should always be checked out by a physician. The character of the pain, duration, sharp or dull, associated symptoms will help in making a diagnosis. Causes may range from serious disorders, such as cardiac, to minor problems such as ligament strain ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my ribs, why?

I have a sharp pain on the lower left side of my ribs, why?

Front or back?: If the sharp rib pain is more towards your back, consider kidney infection. Check your urine color and smell.
If the pain is more side ot front lower ribs, it may be intercostal neuralgia, an inflammation of the nerve of each rib. This pain is sharp, and may radiate from back to front. If the pain is at the very lowest rib, it may be "slipped rib syndrome" where the twelfth rib catches ...Read more

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Why might it be that I have sharp pain on left side of my abdomen?

Med eval: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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Get a quick sharp pain on left side of my head?

Get a quick sharp pain on left side of my head?

Neuralgia: Sharp, fleeting pains in the head area are characteristic of neuralgia which is an irritability of a superficial nerve in the scalp. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious and has nothing to do with brain problems. Neuralgia usually resolves on its own. Sometimes Tylenol or Advil helps. Consult your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Need some advice. I have sharp pain under left side of rib?

Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve sharp pain on the left side of my neck?

What can I do to relieve sharp pain on the left side of my neck?

Anti-inflammatory: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I am 45, I'm having severe sharp pain in my lower left side toward the back?

Get Checked: Sorry to hear about your pain. Unfortunately you will have to be looked at by a provider to help figure out what this is. There are a huge number of possibilities, some serious and others not serious. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my chest to the left side of my body what could this be?

Rule out angina: At your age and sex you need to make sure this is not an heart-related pain. See a doctor for a stress test and ekg. If that is normal consider tzietz's syndrome, which is an inflammation of a joint where a rib joins the breast bone, and which readily responds to cortisone injection. ...Read more

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I've been having a sharp pain right below my left side of my rib. ..What can this be?

It's most likely: Alikelyare muscle strain. No nausea or vomiting, correct? Have u beef exercising hard? Does it increase when u inhale? I'm talking about highest probability, it's unusual to have a disease of an internal organ cause pain at left lower rib cage but the spleen is under there. Have u been sick? It's probably muscle but get checked if worsens. ...Read more

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I'm 32male I just been having sharp pain below my hart on the left side what can it be?

I'm 32male I just been having sharp pain below my hart on the left side what can it be?

Rib cage: Sharp, shooting pains in that area of the rib cage are often due to pinching of an intercostal nerve which runs between two ribs. Another possibility is inflammation/strain of an intercostal muscle which would often be tender and affected by motion. Rest usually allows healing to take place. Less likely would be lung or heart causes. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side starting in the middle of chest all the way around to the back?

Sharp pain on left side starting in the middle of chest all the way around to the back?

Needs to be checked: Sharp pain in left side of chest needs to be evaluated asap. Seek medical help go to er. ...Read more

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While standing I experienced sharp pain on the left side in anus only last for 2-3 seconds?

While standing I experienced sharp pain on the left side in anus only last for 2-3 seconds?

Anal pain: If this symptom happens only with standing, it may be a hemorrhoid. At this point, it is imperative that you seek medical attention for this issue. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side neck....Neck is stiff and the sharp pain is constant...What could this be?

Sharp pain on left side neck....Neck is stiff and the sharp pain is constant...What could this be?

See PCP: Your symptoms are nonspecific in nature. You may have anything from a sprain/strain to disc problem. There many other problems that may exist in between. First see your pcp. Following that evaluation treatment may be instituted or you may be referred to an appropriate specialist ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the top left side of my head that goes away and comes back through out the day what is it?

Sharp pain on the top left side of my head that goes away and comes back through out the day what is it?

Muscle spasm: Should be evaluated to rule out infection or intracranial disease but most likely muscle spasm due to bruxing. ...Read more

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Yesterday and today, while just sitting, I felt a sudden, sharp, pain in the left side of my chest. Help?

Consider: Visiting your regular doctor. You could get a cardiogram to see the electric wiring of the heart, an echocardiogram to see the hearts function and the flow of blood. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my lower left middle side of my back everytime I move around? Did push ups hurting after push ups?

Sharp pain in my lower left middle side of my back everytime I move around? Did push ups hurting after push ups?

Muscle strain: Sounds like you may have strained a muscle after exercising. This will get better in time with rest and ibuprofrin. Remember to keep your abs engaged when doing pushups or plank exercises. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my lower back when I stand for a long on the left side. Its like a pinch...Could it be a nerve?

It could be but more: Likely it is more related to a structural problem in your back in terms of load bearing across the joints of your back like facet joints or the discs or even a sacroiliac joint issue. So avoid prolonged positioning and keep in shape in terms of exercise, weight control and not smoking. If it worsens or does not improve, get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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When I try to stand up or walk there is a sharp pain in my left side. Don't know what it is. Was not there 1 hour ago?

When I try to stand up or walk there is a sharp pain in my left side. Don't know what it is. Was not there 1 hour ago?

Pain: It is impossible to tell what is. Causing the pain. If it persists then you need to see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. Good Luck ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a sharp pain on the left side of my back a little towards the middle. Why is this happening?

Muscle pain?: Young women tend to have increased stress&this stress leads to muscle stress in the Trapezius Muscle. This pain high up in back. Is pain high up or lower down? Pain can also result from poor posture. Lower back pain more common after heavy lifting - usually incorrectly. An internist would get couple xrays & if any abnormality seen refer to orthopedist. Muscle pain treated w anti-infam med (Nsaid) ...Read more