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Why Do I Have Sharp Pains In My Lower Stomach
Intestines can cause: If this has just started and associated with nausia, vomiting and fever and worsening then please seek immediate medical attention, however if it is chronic ie been there for weeks to months can mean anything from a hernia to constipation to more serious intestinal issues. ...Read more
I keep getting sharp pains in my lower stomach they last 10-15 secs or so then bout an hour later again. It lasts few days and happens every few months?
I don't poop for two weeks and before and after I go to the bathroom, I still have sharp pains in my lower stomach. Could you tell me why?
Constipation: Constipation can be life threatening as the stool can erode through the wall of the colon if it stays there long enough. See your primary doctor first, them you may need a referral to a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon. In the mean time, drink plenty of fluids and consider increasing the fiber in your diet. Just be aware that increasing fiber without drinking enough fluid can make it worse. ...Read more
Sharp pains in my lower stomach, a lumpy spot on my lower left abdomen that feels like it is bruised, but doesn't look bruised. Should I be worried?
Possibly: You are already worried, and the best way to alleviate this is to see a doctor and have this examined. This can be something in the abdominal wall, beneath the wall in the peritoneal cavity, and if in the cavity, emanating from one of several different structures. In most instances this will not be a major threat to you, but does need further evaluation. See a doctor and get examined. Good luck. ...Read more
What could be causing real sharp pains in my lower stomach? And cramping in the top part of my legs. All the time?
Cramping: Many things can cause your symptoms or it maybe nothing. You need to give more details like do you have diarrhea? Are your symptoms associated with food? Do you have a sin rash? Stuff like that. ...Read more
I am having discomfort in my lower stomach, im bloated, and I also get sharp pains in my lower stomach. My hips hurt and I get very dizzy when I stand up to walk. Could you tell me what you think is wrong by my symptoms?
JHS?: Young fem. W. cramps/abdominal symptoms, "hip" pain, & orthostatic hypotension symptoms might have Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS, which can have this constellation of symptoms via IBS, sacroiliac joint hypermobility/ligament pain generation, Mitral Valve Prolapse &/or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS; all associated with JHS. If back pain associated suspect Fibromyalgia. ...Read more
I've been having fevers and really sharp pains in my lower stomach. At one stage my stool was liquid and the next day is was solid but yellow. Advice?
Need to be seen: Those symptoms can be seen with and infectious gastrointestinal problem that may need antibiotics. A thorough history which would include timeline of the symptoms as they progressed, a physical exam and some labs and possibly radiology studies can determine if it is an emergent problem that needs immediate intervention or something that can be treated as outpatient. ...Read more
I have sharp pains in my lower right hand side of my stomach it is sharp and has been there for a few days I have been vomiting is this appendicitis?
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
With an appendicitis, is the pain consistent or does it come and go? I'm having sharp pains in my lower right abdominal area. They have come and gone for about a week. But today, the pain has increased and ongoing and it moves from the front to the back.
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, which is an outpouching from the large intestine. This usually occurs from blockage of the opening of the appendix, usually from a fecolith in adults, and often from a viral infection in children.
While there are variations of the presentation of the symptoms of appendicitis, in general, the first symptom is often an aching pain that begins around your belly button (navel). The pain may be minor at first, but it becomes more sharp and severe. Your appetite will be reduced and you may have nausea, vomiting, and a low fever.
As the swelling in the appendix increases, the pain will shift to your right lower abdomen, to a point right above the appendix (called mcburney's point). This most often occurs 12 to 24 hours after the illness starts. Over the next few hours, there may be increased pain when you walk, cough or move. You may prefer to lie still because sudden movement causes pain.
As the infection worsens, the risk for your appendix ruptures, spilling the contents of the colon and infected appendix in to abdominal cavity leading to peritonitis, increasing the risk of complications and death.
Although your presentation is not classical for appendicitis, there are many other causes of abdominal pain, if you are having worsening pain, you should be seen by a physician for additional testing, including blood work, urine testing, ultrasound or ct scan. ...Read more
SEVERE PAIN = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are 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 or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more
I am having very sharp pains in my lower right abdomen, it started occurring in the last cpl of days and is getting worse.
That's not good...: Causes of worsening abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more
About once every three months, for the last year, I've gotten sharp pains in my lower right abdomen, it only lasts one or two days, what is this?
? Chronic appendiciti: Could be a number of things such as chronic appendicitis from an appendicolith (stone or fecal pellet) in the appendix. It could also be a growth in the appendix or cecum, mesenteric adenitis (inflammation of the intestinal lymph nodes) or even a vascular problem. Certainly worth checking out with your physician and possibly getting a ct scan. ...Read more
Warm cloth: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Recently I have been having really horrible sharp pains in my lower abdomen which can last up to 3 hours.?
Many possibilities: There are many causes of abdominal pain: ulcer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, appendicitis, but one of the most common is constipation. You didn't say whether bowel movements (or lack of!) have any effect on the pain. Work on stool passage (fluids, fiber, activity). Consider a mild OTC laxative and observe. Make an appointment now for eval if persists. ...Read more
Sometimes, at random moments I get sharp pains in my lower abdomen area. These pains don't usually last long but they hurt a lot. Should I be worried?
I have somewhat sharp pains in my lower abdomen that extends to the left side of my back, closer to my kidney. What could it be?
Possible ureteral stone: The most likely urologic consideration with patients that have these symptoms at your age would be a stone in the ureter. These can be very uncomfortable and are often best evaluated in an urgent care or emergency room setting where appropriate x-ray tests and urine specimens can be obtained. If the pain is not severe I would see your primary care physician within the next few days. ...Read more
I keep getting sudden shooting sharp pains in my lower abdomen it's not there for long but if I suddenly move or cough it comes back?
Possible appendix: Abdominal pain can be difficult to diagnose. If the pain is minor and occasional it's probably safe to wait to see what happens. Pay attention to what activities make the pain worse and whether it is worse after you eat. If you need to see a doctor the more information you have the easier the diagnosis is. ...Read more
Really sharp pains in my lower abdomen during sex and ocationally if I move a certain way. It has occurred for 2 weeks now. Should I be worried?
Exam: Pain is always worth having checked out and discussed with a medical professional. It may be positional during intercourse, but it should not take a long examination to either reassure you that it's just mechanical or decide it may be something anatomical, like a cyst, and suggest a solution. ...Read more
I woke up to very sharp pains in my lower middle stomach area that also goes to by behind it hurts werse when I walk. My pain goes is a 10 can u help?
Warning Sign: Severe pain can be an indicator of something serious. See a doctor or go to the emergency room. ...Read more
I've had 3 hernia surgeries last one about a year ago last week I started having sharp pains in my lower left abdomen again any ideas what it could be?
Possible recurrence: One of the possibility is recurrence, and several other causes for ' sharp pains left abdomen ' See your doctor what is causing your pain. ...Read more
I had sharp pains in my lower abdominal at the begining of last week I was on day 2 & 3 of my period it has gone away now but im still really nauseus?
Some possibilities..: Abdominal pains can be from the intestines (such as in diarrhea due to bad food), from the uterus (such as in menstrual cramps), from the bladder (such as in an infection), etc... Nausea has many causes, including viral infections, food issues, menstrual hormonal issues, etc... If symptoms are of a stomach flu, they may resolve quickly. If not, a Dr. Can check for pregnancy, urine infection, etc.. ...Read more
I had sex 1 day before and 3 days after I reached my peak fertility. I'm having sharp pains in my lower left abdomen. Could I be pregnant?
If a couple of weeks get a pregnancy test ...Read more
I'm a 43 year old female. I'm having sharp pains in my lower abdomen, both sides. I had an ablation 6-7 years ago. I also have fibromyalgia, ?
IBS?: 43y female with fibromyalgia, FM, has sharp intermittent bilateral abdominal pains. In my experience, many women with FM also have irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, either diarrhea or constipation type, with pain generated by intestinal smooth muscle spasms. Gastroenterologist can evaluate, & there are medications for both IBS types. If is IBS look into Medicinal Cannabis. ...Read more
I have really bad sharp shooting pains in my lower stomach area which causes me to pass out and also fall in a fetal position if I try to walk. What could this be?
I have numbness in my left side of my stomach and every day it seems to spread like this morning I woke up to it to my belly button and sometimes I get sharp pains in my lower back but not all the time?
Recommendation: You need medical exam and possible some tests for making diagnosis. Please, if pain is spreading, make the appointment with family doctor or gastroenterologist. ...Read more