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Can anxiety disorder cause lower abdominal pain/discomfort?

Can anxiety disorder cause lower abdominal pain/discomfort?

Yes.: Anxiety is often accompanied by physical symptoms and the GI tract is a frequent spot. However, you need to see your doctor to rule out any other cause for the abdominal pains before connecting it to the anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I have had lower abdominal pain for about a month, just inside hip. Was treated for uti, but pain persists. Also I have severe anxiety/panic attacks ?

I have had lower abdominal pain for about a month, just inside hip. Was treated for uti, but pain persists. Also I have severe anxiety/panic attacks ?

Panic: Uncertainty about cause of discomfort can trigger anticipatory anxiety which can trigger panic. Consult you pcp for evaluation & if need be, he will refer you to a psychiatrist for anxiety management. ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain and constant upper abdominal pain right at the top of my rib cage. Plus the bridge of my nose feels like its buzzing?

I have lower abdominal pain and constant upper abdominal pain right at the top of my rib cage. Plus the bridge of my nose feels like its buzzing?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have had stomach ache ( not lower abdominal pain) could this be my organs being pushed upwards due to my growing baby?

Hard to say: Pregnant women often experience a variety of discomforts. They also experience periodic digestive disturbances. They are also prone to bladder infections. When pregnant women experience pain it is important to have it evaluated in person with your doctor to determine if a clear cause can be identified. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain?

What can cause lower abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of lower abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, hernias, etc... ...Read more

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Can the mirana cause lower abdominal pain ?

General no: How long has it been in? In first few hours or days some lower abdominal cramps are normal, but if the pain continues, further evaluation is warrented. ...Read more

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What ca cause lower abdominal pain on my left side when I cough?

What ca cause lower abdominal pain on my left side when I cough?

LLQ pain on coughing: May be from constipation, diverticulitis( pain on pressing?), ovaries/vagina( discharge? ovulation?pain on pressing?). Sometime musculoskeletal if very active or hernia Would make sure not constipated and then consider possible CT if persists and you are not pregnant f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Can rough sex cause lower abdominal pain and or sharp pains in abdomin?

Can rough sex cause lower abdominal pain and or sharp pains in abdomin?

Oh my, how rough?: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain in women?

Gut, gyn, urinary: Those are the top 3 sources; neurologic less common. Among those are many, many causes. Depends on age, duration, location, quality of pain, e.g. Sharp, stabbing, dull, associated symptoms, etc. See your doc to figure out. ...Read more

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Was wondering what illesses cause lower abdominal pain?

Was wondering what illesses cause lower abdominal pain?

Many things: Constipation, bladder issues, herniae? Pulled muscles? Gyne issues in women and testicular issues in men? Inflamed lymph nodes? See your primary doctor for an eval. ...Read more

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Can clear discharge cause lower abdominal pain?

Can clear discharge cause lower abdominal pain?

No. but..: It is possible that both may be caused by some gynecologic conditions. The simplest-and one of the more common - is ovulation. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and diarrhea?

What can cause lower abdominal pain and diarrhea?

See doctor: If this problem lasts more than a few days, see your doctor. There are many potential causes. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and extra periods?

What can cause lower abdominal pain and extra periods?

Pain ; Extra Periods: One possibility is ovarian cysts. It is best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can deep penetration (sex) cause lower abdominal pain and cramps a day later ?

Can deep penetration (sex) cause lower abdominal pain and cramps a day later  ?

Yes: "Going deep" during intercourse gently may not present a problem normally, but if the sex was not so gentle then pain and cramping can occur. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge?

What can cause lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge?

So: Many possibilities that only an obgyn could answer your question if you have been properly examined. Do not delay as you can get a pelvic inflammatory disease with potential bad complications. All it takes to avoid this is a visit to the obgyn! doin't wait and procrastinate! ...Read more

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Can smoking cause lower abdominal pain? Like around ovaries?

Can smoking cause lower abdominal pain? Like around ovaries?

Depends: Smoking increases your chances of having clot disorders or to occlude arteries. These if located in the vascular system of the ovaries can produce painful syndromes. Anyways, i think it qualifies for a visit to your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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