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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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What can this sharp pain on my left side of abdomen be?

What can this sharp pain on my left side of abdomen be?

Left ABD pain: 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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What causes a sharp pain in my right and left side if my chest while breathing?

Pleuritis: Is a general term for pain when taking a deep breath and can be caused by a number of things, including infections and inflammation. You should probably see your doctor about this to make sure it is not something serious. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and naproxyn help with pleurisy. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

Left ABD pain: 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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What can this sharp stabbing pain in my lower left side be?

Information needed: I can not find possible cause without more information. This type of pain may be related to intestinal problem, mainly the left colon ureteral-vesical stones, lumbar problems as well as muscles problems. Again, more information is needed to have a better idea. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and I don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and I don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Muscle strain?: At age 19, it's unlikely to be colon/intestinal problems. Depending on actual location, could be ovarian (cyst, torsion) or muscle strain which could be muscle strain. If it is "horrible", see you doctor promptly. ...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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I get this really sharp pain in my left side and it doubles me over its only occasionally! But when it haplens it's hard to breath is this normal?

I get this really sharp pain in my left side and it doubles me over its only occasionally!  But when it haplens it's hard to breath is this normal?

Hard to say: Sudden sharp pains on the left side can be caused by many things, including cysts on the ovary, intermittent twisting of the ovaries, tubal pregnancy, cramps in the bowels, urinary infections and kidney stones, to name a few. An urinalysis and pregnancy tests would be a routine part of evaluation for this. ...Read more

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There is a sharp pain in my left side around the middle rib-area when I do more than a few situps. What could be the cause, and what should I do? Thks!

There is a sharp pain in my left side around the middle rib-area when I do more than a few situps. What could be the cause, and what should I do? Thks!

Could be muscle or: Bone pain. The ribs and muscles between them are thin and easily injured. You may have strained them during a workout. Try 20 minutes of SLOW side stretches every day and take ibuprofen for 5 to 7 days to reduce inflammation before going back to your sit-up regimen. You need to let the muscles recover before injuring them again. If pressing the hard rib is painful or "creaks" you may need an X-ray ...Read more

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I've been having a sharp pain in my left side and now its moved to my right side and hurting even worse. And it really hurts in my side when I pee?

I've been having a sharp pain in my left side and now its moved to my right side and hurting even worse. And it really hurts in my side when I pee?

Infection, stone?: The change of location from left to right is a bit unusual. But pain that increases with urination may well suggest infection or stone. Need urinalysis and if negative for white cells may need x-ray or ct. See your primary care doc or urgent care. ...Read more

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I have a mild sharp pain in my left side by my pelvic bone. What is it?

Few things possible: Go see your doctor. This may be related to things like diverticular disease, gynecologic problems, hernias, musculoskeletal problems, etc. Your doctor can figure out the most likely based on your age and associated factors. ...Read more

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It feel like headaches but is more like sharp pain in my left side of the brain?

It feel like headaches but is more like sharp pain in my left side of the brain?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left side of abdomen and going down and been feeling nausous and queasy?

I have a sharp pain in my left side of abdomen and going down and been feeling nausous and queasy?

Mittelschmerz...: Female Age unstated says a sharp pain in my left side of abdomen and going down and been feeling nauseous and queasy? Most likely Mittelschmerz pain associated with one's menstrual cycle on the same side as the ovary that released its Egg that month. Nausea & Queasiness could be associated. If symptom lasts longer than a few days check with M. D cos Appendix & other organs could also present so ...Read more

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Woke up with a sharp pain in my left side, and its not going away like normal muscle strains would. What could this be?

Left sided pain: May be constipation (fluids), reflux, try ranitidine/ prevecid, or pleurisy- irritation of membrane over lungs, or costochondritis irritation of the rib junctions-Motrin may help for pleurisy and costochondritis (motrin worsens gastritis so take w/ ranitidines.) may need abx like zithromax for mycoplasma rarely could be clot especially if smoke or on BCP. F/u with doc/ urgent care today ...Read more

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I am having a sharp pain in my left side of my stomach. The pain comes and go's. I don't have any unusual symptoms besides the pains.?

Left abdominal pain: There are a few possibilities: if female, could be ovulation or an ovarian cyst. Regularly recurring pain could be a kidney stone on that side. Drink lots of water to flush it through. If you develop fevers and diarrhoea, it might be infection in the large intestine called diverticulosis. You need to see a doctor for this. There are other possibilities too, so if it gets worse, see someone. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my left side around my rib cage and lower and in the front and it's hard to breath can anyone tell me what's wrong?

I have sharp pain in my left side around my rib cage and lower and in the front and it's hard to breath can anyone tell me what's wrong?

Costo-chondritis: At the end of your rib there is cartilage. Sometimes this junction gets inflamed by injuryor over use. Rest ice antiinflammatory and possibly cortisone 8njection are helpful. If they aren't effective MRI etc may be indicated. ...Read more

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Whenever a lay down and turn sideways to my right side, after some minutes, a feel a sharp pain in my left side of chest near the armpit. What's this?

Whenever a lay down and turn sideways to my right side, after some minutes, a feel a sharp pain in my left side of chest near the armpit. What's this?

Pinch: Positional changes causing this armpit pain are likely due to pinching a nerve, muscle or joint. If this is the only position that creates this pain, it is likely not harmful. If this persists and is present in a more regular position see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My 2nd month having this sharp pain in my left side of stomach 1 time it felt like my insides were bein riped apart from my ribcage to my bellybutton?

Left stomach pain: May be gastritis./GERD with or without bacteria called H pylori. Could try ranitidine or prevecid and see if helps. May also be just gas/stool as the colon runs high. Rarely i have seen individuals with vascualr issues of the spleen . if you drink a lot of alcohol could be ppancreas. But that would not go away w/o mediacal intervention f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Hi. Most of the time I get like sharp pain in my left side brest and right side breast since few days. It stays for a while and goes. Mostly in night?

Many reasons: You should consult with either you family physician or gyn. The cause may be hormonal or cancer. From what little info you give the cause of your discomfort is probably hormonal but you never can be to sure. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I noticed a soreness but not sharp pain in my left side of my chest while sometimes breathing. Could this be a possible clot?

I'm 18 years old and I noticed a soreness but not sharp pain in my left side of my chest while sometimes breathing. Could this be a possible clot?

There are over: Fifteen different diagnoses that would present with the symptoms you describe. The only way to know for certain is to be evaluated by a health care professional and have some testing performed. Don't wait, it could be serious. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left side when I bend over, lean to the right, or stand up. It extends to the abdomen and at times the groin and l shoulder any ideas?

Not sure.: From a musculoskeletal standpoint, pain at your left side should not radiate into your groin or shoulder. You may want to consult your family physician or internist, to see if it may be referred pain from another organ. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm a female & have irritating pain off & on, not sharp pain, in my left side, in line with belly button. Feels like pinching. Have IBS-C. Thnx?

Hello, I'm a female & have irritating pain off & on, not sharp pain, in my left side, in line with belly button. Feels like pinching. Have IBS-C. Thnx?

By left side,: I'm not sure whether you mean in the left side of your abdomen or around to your side in what we call the flank area. Pain in the flank/side is often associated with something in the kidney...maybe even a little kidney stone? Pinching is not a common characteristic of abdominal pain...intensifying cramping would be suggestive of bowel obstruction. Not sure IBS related. Need eval; see your Doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left side just below my breast when breathing should I go see my doctor?

I have a sharp pain in my left side just below my breast when breathing should I go see my doctor?

Yes: Any pain on the left side should be evaluated although it sounds like you may have pleurisy. This is a benign condition that can be a result of a virus. If that is the case usually an NSAID and some heat will help and it will resolve on its own.
If it doesn't get better quickly or gets any worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Been having sharp pain in my left side. All tests are normal. Hah CT scan and shows benign cysts in the left hepatic lobe. What should I do?

It depends: Left lobe of the liver in most patients is not on the left of the body. There are some exceptions. Benign cysts can become large enough that they can cause mass effect and pain. Draining the cyst can often be diagnostic and therapeutic. The point is to correlate your symptoms with the site of the CT finding. Referral to a GI specialist or surgeon may be reasonable after discussion with your PCP ...Read more

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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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Hi, I've just woke up with chest pain in my left side, tried turning over several times but the pain was like a sharp pain everytime I tried.?

Hi, I've just woke up with chest pain in my left side, tried turning over several times but the pain was like a sharp pain everytime I tried.?

Chest pain: If you are a young guy, with no family history and relatively healthy the risk of this being heart is low. In addition, if it is reproducible with movement you are more than likely facing musculoskeletal. ...Read more