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Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus(belly button) from one side of the ...Read more


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Birth control change, now have lower right abdomen discomfort while lying down or sitting, is this normal...

Birth control change, now have lower right abdomen discomfort while lying down or sitting, is this normal...

Birth control: Your pain may have nothing to do with changing your pill. The pain could represent muscle strain/pull, could represent a problem with your appendix or perhaps an ovarian cyst. A pelvic exam and/or ultrasound would help diagnose any problems. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen issues. Discomfort when straining in bowel movements not at rectum but the lower stomach. I've been experiencing lower back pain (left) ?

Lower abdomen issues. Discomfort when straining in bowel movements not at rectum but the lower stomach. I've been experiencing lower back pain (left) ?

Could be ....: Kidney stone, kidney infection, bladder prolapse, uterine prolapse, constipation, and rarely a malignancy. A hernia is possible too. It would be good to discuss this on a phone with someone, more information would be needed. ...Read more

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I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. what could this be?

I sometimes get as sharp pain in my right upper abdomen under my ribs or in my lower abdomen & I feel discomfort when I have sex. what could this be?

Need an exam: Would like to give you advice but your question is too complicated for this Q & A box. There are various pelvic conditions that could cause pain with intercourse. Giving you a long list of causes won't be helpful. You need to have an abdominal and pelvic exam and if needed a pelvic ultrasound. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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Dull crippling lower abdomen and right side discomfort after lifting heavy objects goes away after sitting down but last for weeks ribs discomfort?

Dull crippling lower abdomen and right side discomfort  after lifting heavy objects  goes away after sitting down but last for weeks ribs discomfort?

Go to MD: It sounds like you've stretched or torn some muscles from lifting heavy objects. Please go to the doctor as soon as possible to determine what the problem is. It is not normal to have that kind of pain for weeks. ...Read more

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With the stomach virus is it normal to be tender from where the stomach would be all the way to the lower abdomen? In so much discomfort.

With the stomach virus is it normal to be tender from where the stomach would be all the way to the lower abdomen?
In so much discomfort.

Possibly: Gastroenteritis which is often due to a virus can cause abdominal pain and tenderness but is usually associated with other symptoms such as nausea, possible vomiting, fever, diarrhea. There are other causes as well, and if extreme tenderness is your only symptom you should be evaluated by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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As soon as I woke up, my lower abdomen started rumbling like crazy. there is a discomfort/pain in my lower abdomen now. what is this?

As soon as I woke up, my lower abdomen started rumbling like crazy. there is a discomfort/pain in my lower abdomen now. what is this?

Many possibilities: From the less worrying but annoying constipation to the more concerning urine infection to the possibly more serious appendicitis or pelvic infection or pregnancy related problem if sexually active. Very important therefore to be checked out by a doctor as tests may need to be run. Please seek urgent attention if pain is severe, you are vomiting, or feverish. All the best. ...Read more

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What caused pain and discomfort in lower abdomen?

What caused pain and discomfort in lower abdomen?

Many things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Why do I have mild pain/ discomfort in my lower abdomen when I lay on it? .

Why do I have mild pain/ discomfort in my lower abdomen when I lay on it?  .

Explanation : It could be multiple reason. To sort them out need to know a lot, for example is this related to period or not, or maybe you have some difficulty with bowel movement or urination. If absolutely no other problems this discomfort is possibly just muscular pain after excessive exercise. No treatment needed for mild occasional pain. ...Read more

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Bloating and discomfort in my lower abdomen. How do I treat this?

Bloating and discomfort in my lower abdomen. How do I treat this?

See your doctor: This could be anything from gas to constipation, to a kidney stone. If you are on here asking about it, it must be bothering you and uncomfortable. Go to your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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I have observed blood in my semen. Their was no pain. After 2 days I feel some discomfort(slight pain sometimes) in my lower abdomen area.

I have observed blood in my semen. Their was no pain. After 2 days I feel some discomfort(slight pain sometimes) in my lower abdomen area.

Probably benign: In most cases blood in your semen is not a sign of a health problem and resolves without treatment. It can be a sign of cancer in men over 40 years old. . If it continues more than seven days then you should see your family doctor or a urologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday with a biopsy. I am feeling mild discomfort and pain in my lower abdomen. Is this normal after such procedure?

I had a colonoscopy yesterday with a biopsy. I am feeling mild discomfort and pain in my lower abdomen. Is this normal after such procedure?

Not unusual.: It would not be unusual to feel off the day after a colonoscopy, either from the procedure itself or from the anesthetic. Today might be a wash, but if you're still not right tomorrow then you may want to let your Gastroenterologist know. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some discomfort in the lower abdomen after a Pap smear?

Is it normal to have some discomfort in the lower abdomen after a Pap smear?

Possible: Having a pap smear can cause some stretching of the tissues and cramping. This should resolve in a few days. If it does not see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more