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My period started Nov 8 2014.I'm having dark red spotting and a lot of sharp stomach pains that come and go what does this mean?

My period started Nov 8 2014.I'm having dark red spotting and a lot of sharp stomach pains that come and go what does this mean?

See your OB: Menstrual periods can last up to a week, so it could be the end of aong menstruation, however to be on the safe side, I think you should see an internal med doc or your OB to address the issue, it may be dysfunctional bleeding from any of a number of causes ...Read more

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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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Had ultrasound after having sharp stomach pain. Results showed left ovary shows a 2.1 x 1.9 x 2.1 cm septated cyst. What does this mean? Swelling also

Had ultrasound after having sharp stomach pain. Results showed left ovary shows a 2.1 x 1.9 x 2.1 cm septated cyst. What does this mean? Swelling also

Ovarian cyst: The majority of these, if you are premenopausal, are benign "functional" cysts resulting from an enlarged ovarian follicle. They typically resolve on their own in 1-2 cycles, so usually these are followed up with US in 6 weeks or so to see if they resolved. They may or may not cause pain, but it would typically be pelvic pain. ...Read more

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What can stomach pains mean?

What can stomach pains mean?

More info: . When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Is it related to eating? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? If it is not too bad you can schedule an appt with your md. If severe, go to er. ...Read more

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Can sharp stomach pains be ignored?

Can sharp stomach pains be ignored?

No: Stomach pain, chest pain, and head pain cannot be ignored. Each can reflect an urgent problem. Stomach pain should be evaluated and examined by a medical practitioner. There are multiple organs which could be having trouble. .. The appendix, the gall bladder, the intestines, the stomach itself as a separate organ, even the liver can cause pain. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Sharp stomach pains every time I eat?

Sharp stomach pains every time I eat?

See your doctor: Does this happen with all foods, or certain ones? Does pain happen right away with eating or does it take a few hours to occur? Any other symptoms such as fever or nausea? If so, how are they related to the pain onset (earlier or later...)? All these things and examination findings will help give you an answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have stomach pains on both sides?

What does it mean if you have stomach pains on both sides?

Mosly likely means..: ..That you have gas. When you're having focal pain, pain in one area of your abdomen, that indicates a certain part that has something going on; if there is just hurt all over but no single hurting spot, the cause is probably too much stool and gas in the entire colon. ...Read more

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Lately I been having a lot of stomach pains they are really sharp and it's like they start one place and travel what could this be?

Lately I been having a lot of stomach pains they are really sharp and it's like they start one place and travel what could this be?

Abd pain: many types: Ms beauty, abdominal pain which comes and goes and moves around can be caused by many things. Although very unlikely, consider pregnancy (19 year old woman, correct?). Much more likely is constipation, lactose intolerance (can't digest dairy), "irritable bowel", or even gluten sensitivity. We believe irritable bowel is related to stress and can be helped by a high fiber diet, and stress reduction. ...Read more

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24yr old female no gulbladde. I have had sharp sudden upper stomach pains for 2hrs what do I do. Took hydrocodine for pain no relief.?

24yr old female no gulbladde. I have had sharp sudden upper stomach pains for 2hrs what do I do. Took hydrocodine for pain no relief.?

Several possibles: What to do depends on the severity of the pain and how long it has gone on for. If there is fever it needs evaluation right away. If it is mild or relieved by antacids, you may have gastritis/GERD or an ulcer. If sharp and it goes through to your back it can be pancreatitis, or if it is episodic and comes in waves, it may be a stone in your bile duct. If not better seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp stomach pains at night on the upper right and left sides of my stomach. It's very painful and only happens at night. Why?

I've been having sharp stomach pains at night on the upper right and left sides of my stomach. It's very painful and only happens at night. Why?

Hard to say: Time specific symptoms can relate to activity changes. Does a busy day distract you from pain you would feel, but the evening/night make you more aware? Does this amplify when lying down or after consuming the evening meal? Is it stomach or chest wall? Do you occasionally burp up some of your meal? This could be reflux related. If antacids help, you may want to see your doc for exam/treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp lower right stomach pains, and I would like to know what's causing it, could you help me? The pain has been hurting since this morning.

Right: Right lower quadrant abdominal pain is worrisome because appendicitis can present this way. In addition intestinal infection, ovarian cysts (if you are female), and even stomach flu can present this way. If your symptoms are still present you should seek medical care right away.
I hope you are better or will be better soon. ...Read more

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I am having sharp stomach pains and diarrhia after meals what is going on?

I am having sharp stomach pains and diarrhia after meals what is going on?

Brief illness?: Any stomach flu or food poisoning type of illness can have some nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, tummy pain, tummy cramps, fever, chills, sweating, dizziness, lightheadedness, etc... One person can have some or all of these symptoms. If symptoms are mild, they might go away in a day or two. Otherwise, a doctor can evaluate the patient, and also check for cancer or other serious diseases. ...Read more

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What could have caused me to get severe sharp stomach pains when I vomited?

What could have caused me to get severe sharp stomach pains when I vomited?

Vomiting defined: Vomiting is the involuntary (or sometimes induced), forceful expulsion of the contents of one's stomach through the mouth--you're describing the stomach muscles contracting violently. Regurgitation by comparison is the return of stomach contents back up the esophagus to the mouth, without the force & displeasure associated with vomiting. ...Read more

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What can I do about sharp stomach pains? I'm having really bad sharp pains in my stomach

Abdominal: Abdominal pain can be worrisome. Based on your post we will need a bit more information. In general, abdominal pain can represent a wide variety of issues. Most commonly indigestion, stomach flu, urinary tract infections, premenstrual cramps in females. More worrisome issues would be appendicitis, bleeding ulcers, pancreatitis, etc. The list is very extensive. If your pain is still present please reply with when your symptoms started, where exactly in your stomach is the pain located, what makes it better and what makes it worse.
If not, please see your doctor for an evaluation.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I keep having random sharp throbbing stomach pains on my left side?

I keep having random sharp throbbing stomach pains on my left side?

Pain: Pain that lasts only briefly, even if it is sharp, severe and/or throbbing is usually benign. If your pain becomes constant, or lasts more that 40 minutes, or is associated with fever, vomiting, sweats, shortness of breath, a bulge then you need to be concerned and get in for an evaluation. If you are missing any of your vaccinations, routine health maintenance then get them done. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in rectum, and higher stomach pains. What can I take for this?

Sharp pain in rectum, and higher stomach pains. What can I take for this?

Depends on the cause: Sharp pain in the rectum should be evaluated. While it might be something simple it can also be something serious like an anal cancer. A painful anal problem can cause spasm in the anal sphincter and pelvic floor muscles that can give your abdominal pain. See your doctor about the anal pain. ...Read more

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My mom is having sharp low stomach pains all across her lower stomach and she is cold but it happens for like 5 minutes goes away and then comes back?

My mom is having sharp low stomach pains all across her lower stomach and she is cold but it happens for like 5 minutes goes away and then comes back?

Gastritis vs colitis: If she is cold or has fevers or chills she should probably get a ct scan or at least an xray. She may have inflammation of the intestines called colitis which often times requires antibiotics to treat ...Read more

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Stomach pains for 4 months now. I have had stomic pains in my lower left stomach for about 4 or 5 months. It has gotten worse as it continues. They doctors have diagnosted me with h. Pylorie. It has came back positive once and negative twice. I have sharp

There: There are many causes of abdominal pain, it seems as if you have already seen a gastroenterologist. H. Pylori gastritis is a cause of heartburn and indigestion, sometime causes discomfort. Other reasons include irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, kidney stones, gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, intestinal malrotation, celiac sprue. I would go back to your gastroenterologist or seek a second opinion to determine the causes. Each would require different tests. At your age of 16, it is probably more functional than serious, but only the tests will tell. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp stomach pains, headaches, && if I stand too long I get naseu?

Gastritis/ ulcer: Symptoms you described here can be caused by gastric ulcer. See a GI specialist to schedule a 'scope' --- UGI endoscopy. Also Nexium (esomeprazole) and/ or Zantac might help. ...Read more

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I was vomiting a lot yesterday and today I am having really sharp stomach pains. How likely is it that the two are connected?

Pretty good: Vomiting reflex is controlled by two units in the brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from the GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only the GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, & taste. Now find & treat the GI &/or brain pathology your vomiting apparatus responds to. ...Read more

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I've had sharp stomach pains, and 2-3 day long constipation. When I do go #2, there is 1-2inch long pieces of lining/fat. Been for 2 weeks.

GI Issues: Several GI issues may cause fatty stools and Change in bowels. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, but can even cause these types of issues. Try changing your diet with increased fruits and fiber, with water. If the bowels do not regulate in a few days, then see the GI dr. For an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have sharp upper middle stomach pains, I am coughing alot (cold) but it doesn't feel like a regular coughing stomach pain. Any suggestions?

I have sharp upper middle stomach pains, I am coughing alot (cold) but it doesn't feel like a regular coughing stomach pain. Any suggestions?

A good cough med: If you are having coughing fits, you could be straining muscles to the point of severe abdominal discomfort. Be careful with medicines that you are taking -- some may contain more Ibuprofen and actually cause stomach lining irritation. Stick with the pure cough meds, bedrest, and chicken soup for nutrition & hydration for getting well. Fevers and productive coughing may necessitate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What could be causing my stomach pain? For the past 6 months been getting sharp pains all over stomach that lasts for seconds and comes and goes

Possible gas pains: Sharp, jabbing abdominal pains may be due to stomach or intestinal gas entrapment. However a gastroenterologist should be consulted to rule out partial obstruction problems or other causes. ...Read more

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Left lower stomach pain...Its a little hard when I press down on my stomach and im having sharp pains...What should be my most important concern?!

Left lower stomach pain...Its a little hard when I press down on my stomach and im having sharp pains...What should be my most important concern?!

Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain on the left side is less worrisome than on the right, in general. But, pain should be evaluated. The common causes of left lower quadrant pain include constipation, colitis, diverticulitis and diverticulosis. There could also be referred pain with hernia or bladder troubles. If the pain is persistent or intolerable then please see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 800ibuprf with prodendine for mono? What does it mean if severe stomach pains and chest pains occurs after taking pills together?

Is it ok to take 800ibuprf with prodendine for mono? What does it mean if severe stomach pains and chest pains occurs after taking pills together?

?: Never heard of prodendine. Google search turned up nothing relevant. The most common side effect of ibuprofen is "severe stomach pains and chest pains". Also nausea. 800 mg is a very large dose that is poorly tolerated by many. ...Read more

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For 3months each 2 weeks I am woken up at night with severe sharp stomach pains the pain is centered under my ribs but goes in lines across my belly?

For 3months each 2 weeks I am woken up at night with severe sharp stomach pains the pain is centered under my ribs but goes in lines across my belly?

Belly pains: Your pattern suggests ulcer, gallstones, or hernia. Watch to see if fatty foods impact these episodes, how long the episodes last. Vomiting should send you to your doc. An upper abdominal ultrasound may get you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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So I have been having all these stomach pains, some feel like menstural cramps some are side crams, and some are very sharp side pains that come & go?

Many pains: There are so many possibilities. With so many symptoms it is better if you call your doctor for an exam. Meanwhile are your periods normal? Are you sexually active? You may have a n infection or be pregnant? Do preg test via urine at home. ...Read more

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My boyfriend & I had protected sex on a Tues & all the days leading up to now (Fri) I have had stomach pains/aches & maybe nausea what does that mean?

My boyfriend & I had protected sex on a Tues & all the days leading up to now (Fri) I have had stomach pains/aches & maybe nausea what does that mean?

Unrelated to sex: Unless your stomach was traumatized during sex, the symptoms are not related to your sexual activity and are probably due to something you ate. The nausea is not due to pregnancy, because even if you conceived on Tuesday, it would too soon to have nausea from that. ...Read more

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I have been having sever stomach pains all under my rib cage. It goes on and off but when it comes it hurts so much I can't move when I say it comes off and on I mean it is there for about an hour and I can't move and the pain is so sever I start crying a

The: The location suggests a few possible sources of your pain. It could be gastroesophageal reflux (usually burning in character and worse when lying down), an ulcer (burning or gnawing pain, not really positional but perhaps worse on an empty stomach), gallstones (crampy pain that gets worse after you eat), or pancreatitis (deep gnawing pain).

Whether or not these things would be picked up by a blood test depends on the tests that were done. If all your doctor did was a test called CBC (complete blood count), then they could all have been missed. The timeline of your doctor visit is also important: if you saw him or her three days ago, got a clean bill of health, but now still have pain, then you should go back and see the doctor again. Ask him or here whether you need to be tested for the conditions listed above. ...Read more

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I have been having sever stomach pains all under my rib cage. It goes on and off but when it comes it hurts so much I can't move when I say it comes off and on I mean it is there for about an hour and I can't move and the pain is so sever I start crying a

The: The location suggests a few possible sources of your pain. It could be gastroesophageal reflux (usually burning in character and worse when lying down), an ulcer (burning or gnawing pain, not really positional but perhaps worse on an empty stomach), gallstones (crampy pain that gets worse after you eat), or pancreatitis (deep gnawing pain).

Whether or not these things would be picked up by a blood test depends on the tests that were done. If all your doctor did was a test called CBC (complete blood count), then they could all have been missed. The timeline of your doctor visit is also important: if you saw him or her three days ago, got a clean bill of health, but now still have pain, then you should go back and see the doctor again. Ask him or here whether you need to be tested for the conditions listed above. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have brown blood in my period an stomach pains?

What does it mean if I have brown blood in my period an stomach pains?

Varies: The color of menstrual blood varies alot and is not a cause for concern: generally color is related to newer (red) vs. Older (brownish) blood. 'stomach pains' may be related to normal menstruation or many other things; you should consult a doctor if they continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm havin really bad stomach pains and had threw up some blood, could this means ucler?

I'm havin really bad stomach pains and had threw up some blood, could this means ucler?

Emergency!: Abdominal pain associated with bloody vomiting is an emergency that requires a visit to an emergency room asap. This may be due to an ulcer but the cause of the bleeding can only be determined by testing done in a hospital. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more