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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

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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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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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 ?

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

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


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