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What causes electrical shocks from the groin to the chest?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Wed, 5 Sep 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: I keep getting something that feels like an electrical shock. from my groin up my stomach to the opposite chest and under my arm and across the front of my stomach up to a point in the middle of my chest. its all very painful and I have a sharp pain in front of my ear.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Intestine colic, constipation related or others. Provide further inputs.

Detailed Answer:


* There are different reasons which can give such pain as intestine colic, severe constipation or others.

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely.

1. Pain - duration, frequency.
2. Associated nausea, vomiting, fever, alteration in appetite if any.
3. Urination and bowel movements difficulties if any.
4. Breathing difficulties if any.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 hours later
I have had several pains today it only lasts a few seconds itsw not a cramp its a sharp jab or jolt then it travel to another location a funny bone feeling or a intense pain in my chest. Ive been dizzy when I lay down for about two weeks my ear and jaw on that side is crazy hurting tonight. I urinate once or twice in a twenty four hour period. have had intestinal problems in the past was hospitalized a couple of years ago for Cdif
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Follow up.

Detailed Answer:


Thanks for the details.

* More likely acute intestine pain with anxiety induced systemic manifestations.
* Primary guidelines for a better outcome.

- Drink plenty of liquids.
- Prefer soft, light diet and avoid all oily, spicy, non-veg stuff.
- Consume painkiller 3 times a day after meals with preferably antacid as Ranitidine.
- Avoid stress, anxiety with help of deep breathing exercises, Yoga.
- Manage to have sound sleep for 6 hours.

* Follow up after 24 hours.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel

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