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What can cause lower abdominal pain, swelling and sciatica pain?

What can cause lower abdominal pain, swelling and sciatica pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...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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Lower right abdominal pain started as swelling in my lower right pelvis?

Lower right abdominal pain started as swelling in my lower right pelvis?

Need info/eval : Really too limited information to render much advice. Rlq/right pelvic pain in a woman your age has a wide differential of possibilities that include but not limited to acute appendicitis, acute mesenteric adenopathy, crohn's disease, ruptured ovarian cyst, torsion of ovary, pelvic inflammatory disease, hernia, ovulation, inguinal ligament strain . See a physician for history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing upper right abdominal pain with swelling in my stomach. Not over weight?

I have been experiencing upper right abdominal  pain with swelling in my stomach. Not over weight?

Gallblladder?: Could be a gallbladder issue. Other possibilities include colon problem or a stomach disorder. Its a good idea to get a physician to give you a physical exam and order radiographic studies such as a gallbladder ultrasound or abdominal CT. Certainly worth looking into...sometimes important illnesses begin in a subtle fashion. ...Read more

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I have abdominal pain and anal swelling. What are the next steps?

I have abdominal pain and anal swelling. What are the next steps?

See a doctor: Abdominal pain and the anal swelling may be two separate issues, or may be related if you have cirrhosis of the liver. Only a physician can sort out these issues for you, and arrange for appropriate evaluation and management. See someone soon, and good luck! ...Read more

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What could be there cause of abdominal pain behind right rib and swelling of belly occurs and there is a knot. What could it be?

What could be there cause of abdominal pain behind right rib and swelling of belly occurs and there is a knot. What could it be?

Gallbladder: Without details, commonly this may just be a gallbladder attack. This is typical of the location. A detailed history and complete physical in addition to lab and radiographic studies will confirm this guess. If your condition worsens, seek medical attention quickly. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks post laparoscopic appendectomy, returned to work after 3 weeks, but still suffering from abdominal pain and and swelling.

I'm 10 weeks post laparoscopic appendectomy, returned to work after 3 weeks, but still suffering from abdominal pain and and swelling.

Return to surgeon...: Returning to the surgeon for evaluation & counseling is the most reasonable thing to follow at this time, although someone online may guess the possibility of having delayed infection, small entrapped hernia to lap opening, or undue adhesion, etc. To have the related things for good care done correctly, please follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Gastrointestinal Tract (Definition)

Gastrointestinal tract refers to the system connecting the mouth to the anus. Mouth, esophagus, stomach, ...Read more