Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Recurring sharp pain
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Recurring sharp pain

For many years I've had episodes of sharp pains - the best I can do to describe it is being jabbed by a needle that delivers a rapid shock. The initial piercing, jolting pain lasts for only a fraction of a second, but the area around it (3-5 inches in diameter) will feel very sore and tender for ~30 seconds before gradually fading away. These jolts of pain usually happen in regular intervals (anywhere from every 30 seconds to every few minutes) for 30 minutes to a couple hours. It almost always happens in one fixed spot, although the spot can vary (the side of my head, my thigh, my arm, my side) and only once has the pain jumped around in multiple spots during one episode.

But over the past three days, it hasn't stopped. It doesn't happen at a predictable interval but throughout the day (and night) I keep getting these jolts of pain below my left armpit. Does anyone have an idea of what it could be?

Thanks
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
silverfox67
Clifton, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
1622896_tn?1402351966
Blank
bobdylan1958
Outside London, United Kingdom