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What to do if I have bad lower abdominal pain at night?

What to do if I have bad lower abdominal pain at night?

You can try ginger: to reduce discomfort. However, there really isn't enough info to have an good guess as to what is going on. If this is a chronic problem - then by all means, have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Severe lower abdominal pain last night and pressure in lower back and pressure i n anal area what could it be i couldn't barely walk ?

Severe lower abdominal pain last night and pressure in lower back and pressure i n anal area what could it be i couldn't barely walk 
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Sounds: Like it could be a fecal impaction. If you have been constipated, you could have a "plug" of stool in your rectum putting pressure on ligaments that attach to your lower back and sphincter. Try a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) or glycerine suppositories, but if not relieved with a bowel movement, need to see your doctor and have a physical and rectal exam and let him then decide on further work up if indicated. ...Read more

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I get really bad abdominal pain mostly at night?

Nonspecific: Abdominal pain is very nonspecific. Also, many aches and pains are seemingly worse at bedtime because people tend to have less things to think about. Peptic ulcer disease classically is worse around 1-2am due to peak acid production around this time inpatient people. See your doctor if it is bad enough or progressive for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

See a doctor: It could be many things because there's several different organs under it. You better see a doctor to get a full exam to find out the really cause. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more