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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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I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) , back tenderness to touch, hip pain, difficulty walking, leg tingling, knee pain, lower abdominal pain (side: left, right) , stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen) , chest pain or discomfort (q

I am experiencing  back pain (severity: severe) , back tenderness to touch, hip pain, difficulty walking, leg tingling, knee pain, lower abdominal pain (side: left, right) , stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen) , chest pain or discomfort (q

Unrelated symptoms: I would say that depending on the severity and aggravating vs alleviating factors, based on the number of symptoms, it is likely a central cause.
Differential diagnosis includes neurologic (i.e Multiple Sclerosis, fibromyalgia, neurogenic claudication), autoimmune (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, amyloidosis), and vascular (claudication)...or some combination thereof.
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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?

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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?

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

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I have a dull pain in my abdomen, lower right side. There is tenderness and discomfort, what could it be?

I have a dull pain in my abdomen, lower right side. There is tenderness and discomfort, what could it be?

Pain: Pain and tenderness in the right lower quadrant can be many things including crohn's disease, smoldering appendicitis, or a ureteral stone. Given the possibility of appendicitis, i would check it out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen later afternoon for last 2 days. Discomfort when I walk. At night all ok again and I was ok this morning until approx 30 min ago?

Pain in lower abdomen later afternoon for last 2 days. Discomfort when I walk. At night all ok again and I was ok this morning until approx 30 min ago?

Exam advised: Recurrent pain in that region could be from diverticulitis of the colon, atypical appendicitis, urinary bladder inflammation,occult hernia or muscular strain. I recommend that you be examined by a physician or abdominal surgeon. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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I have slight discomforr in testicles and sometimes lower abdomen that started yesterday when i woke up. The discomfort is on and off. What could it b?

You need further: evaluation. Testis could be to intermittent torsion, twisting causing ischemia, lack of blood flow intermittently. If no masses, that's a good sign; lower abdominal pain could be gas; yet,..a gastroenterologist may want to do a colonoscopy. An inguinal hernia cannot be ruled out either, a gen. surgeon evaluation ...Read more

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Good day.. Especially when i smoke, i feel discomfort in my testis n lower abdomen.It usually subsides if i drink water or after a while.What's wrong?

Good day.. Especially when i smoke, i feel discomfort in my testis n lower abdomen.It usually subsides if i drink water or after a while.What's wrong?

Tobacco?: Nicotine is thought to be a bladder irritant. Also, caffeine, spicy and acidic food can be bladder irritants. Water is usually quite helpful as it will dilute toxins within the urinary bladder. ...Read more

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I have unexplained discomfort in lower abdomen and right testicle during and after ejaculation. What can be causing it?

I have unexplained discomfort in lower abdomen and right testicle during and after ejaculation. What can be causing it?

Infection: It sounds like you may have epididymitis and/or prostatitis. The first is an infection in the epididymus (the part of the testicle that holds sperm) and the second is an infection in the prostate. This is basically the male version of a uti, which is much less common in men than women. This is definitely worth a visit to the doc for proper treatment if it doesn't go away on its own soon. ...Read more

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Constant pain and discomfort in lower abdomen a week after protected sex with pull out also. The sex was on likely fertile days. What's wrong?

Abdominal pain: There are many possible causes of your pain. It is impossible to tell you what it is without an exam and possibly further testing such as ultrasound, urine, or blood tests. You should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Hello I am having lower abdomen pain. Mainly on the right side. Usually discomfort but sometimes pain. Also bloating. I am wondering if it is apendic ?

Hello I am having lower abdomen pain. Mainly on the right side. Usually discomfort but sometimes pain. Also bloating. I am wondering if it is apendic ?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Lower right abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones and kidney stones can also cause pain. One's doctor or the E.R. can evaluate. Somebody else should drive. ...Read more

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When walking or certain bending positions i get a discomfort in right lower abdomen just in from the hip, what is this?

When walking or certain bending positions i get a discomfort in right lower abdomen just in from the hip, what is this?

Pain: There are many reasons for back pain: arthritis, strain, herniated disk, kidney infection or stone, sciatica among many others. Abdominal pain can be caused by hernia, obstruction, bowel inflammation, etc. See physician for evaluation. Your pain could be related or different, but you need to be seen by doctor. ...Read more

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Ever since i had my first ovarian cyst rupture i've been having discomfort in my upper & lower abdomen i've never had this issue before , why ?

Ever since i had my first ovarian cyst rupture i've been having discomfort in my upper & lower abdomen i've never had this issue before , why ?

Not sure: Maybe there is something more going on than an ovarian cyst rupture. Ovarian cysts can cause pain and sometimes if they bleed a little, the pain can be very slow to resolve over the course of weeks. If your pain is persisting over the course of multiple cycles, then you need evaluation for other causes, such as infections in the pelvic area. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been overwhelmed with discomfort in the lower abdomen area above his penis. He frequently has to urinate and when he does its urgent?

My boyfriend has been overwhelmed with discomfort in the lower abdomen area above his penis. He frequently has to urinate and when he does its urgent?

Prostatitis or UTI: Hemay have a urinary tract infection or acute prostatitis he should be examined and have a urine test done to find the cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Good day, I have had my 2nd Mirena inserted in Dec '16. I am battling with this one more than my first one. I have random pains in my lower abdomen that come out of nowhere, intercourse is quite often painful and have alot of discomfort. What do I do?

Good day, I have had my 2nd Mirena inserted in Dec '16. I am battling with this one more than my first one. I have random pains in my lower abdomen that come out of nowhere, intercourse is quite often painful and have alot of discomfort. What do I do?

Be seen: Well, if it’s Mirena related, then it needs to come out. If there’s another reason for it, it needs to be determined and dealt with appropriately but it requires a visit to your GP or an OBGYN physician. ...Read more

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I'm 40. Feeling bloated for more than a week now with frequent urination. Discomfort feeling both in upper & lower abdomen. Should i get colonoscopy?

Need evaluation.: Colonoscopy or not, you do need an evaluation. At least a urinalysis given your frequent urination to make sure you don’t have an infection. Or diabetes. And maybe some more general testing of the abdomen, such as an ultrasound or CT. ...Read more

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Abdomen, lower & mid section have been in discomfort. I urinate frequently and I have a mucus like discharge. smell, not like fish. Urine clear.

Abdomen, lower & mid section have been in discomfort. I urinate frequently and I have a mucus like discharge. smell, not like fish. Urine clear.

Possible UTI: time for a pelvic exam and get a urine analysis, culture and antibiotic therapy. Do not ignore these symptoms.Clear mucous discharge is probably normal sexual vaginal and cervical mucous. Please get examined for bladder infection. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains and discomfort on my right lower abdomen, sometimes the pain escalate to the right leg. i had a cyst removed in march 2017. i have a paraguard since 2015.

I have sharp pains and discomfort on my right lower abdomen, sometimes the pain escalate to the right leg. i had a cyst removed in march 2017. i have a paraguard since 2015.

RL abd pain: With right lower quadrant pain, possible ovarian or tubal disease should be evaluated. Schedule an immediate appointment with your ob/gyn provider for an exam and ultrasound study. Obtain a serum HCG test to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause discomfort in the very lower abdomen like gas pains as well as rear end. ?

Can hemorrhoids cause discomfort in the  very lower abdomen like gas pains as well as rear end.  ?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids would not cause abdominal pain, but can cause rectal discomfort. Lower abdomen discomfort can be from constipation, urinary infection, gynecologic, etc. Needs an examination if not already gone to check for hemorrhoids or consider colonoscooy if you have not had one done before. ...Read more