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Can Fibroids Cause Lower Abdominal Pain
My wife is suffering from lower abdominal pain and she is bleeding on occasion, what could cause that? Her doctor told her it might be fibroids.
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Why do I get constant lower abdominal pain/ cramps at all hours of the day? I have fibroids so I know that kinda contributes to it.
GI vs GU: Lower abdominal pain would be coming from the gastrointestinal tract (colon, rectum) or the genitourinary tract (bladder, uterus, ovaries). You need to start by sorting that out and then seeing the appropriate specialist. Keep a diary of the pain and associated symptoms for a week before seeing you FP ...Read more
Why do I get horrible lower abdominal pain/ cramps at all hours of the day and night. I have fibroids that I know contribute to it.
I'm 34+6days pregnant n im having lower abdominal pain on and off usually on the lower left. I have fibroids on left lateral lower Uterine segment?
Braxton Hicks: Sounds like Braxton Hicks contractions which a normal it does not sound as if it would be related to your fibroids ...Read more
I am experiencing back pain (side: both) and abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing sensation). The following also describe me: Side pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Upper abdominal pain. What should I do?
Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, appendix, large intestine, abdominal muscles, kidneys, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Pain in the right upper abdomen can be due to gallstones. Pain in the right lower abdomen can be appendicitis. Stomach flu, food poisoning, other infections, etc., can also cause pain. ...Read more
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
I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: severe) (quality: sensation of tearing pain). The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Upper abdominal pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Stomach upset. What should I do?
Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pain can be from many things. Stomach acid problems cause pain, as does pancreatitis or gallstones. Appendicitis is always a concern (pain is usually right lower abdomen, worsens over time, with fever coming on). If constipated for a while, stool could have backed up and cause pain. Gastrointestinal infections can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. A doctor's exam may be needed. ...Read more
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
Extreme lower abdominal pain upper abdominal pain nausea frequent bowel movements chest pain, migrane and weakness. Happens every few weeks /months.
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
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
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
Pain ; Extra Periods: One possibility is ovarian cysts. It is best to see a doctor. ...Read more
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
What could cause lower abdominal pain on the right side? 29 female, pain started 2days, hurts after I pee and walk
UTI/Kidney Stone: You may want to go see a doctor, if your lower abdomen continues to hurt and you have have tight pain around the kidneys, you may have a UTI or a kidney stone. ...Read more
Ovarian cyst: Or infection in the uterus or tubes ...Read more
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
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
Maybe stomach flu?: Any stomach flu or food poisoning type of illness can have some nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, tummy pain, tummy cramps, fever, chills, sweating, dizziness, lightheadedness, etc... One person can have some or all of these symptoms. If symptoms are mild, they might go away in a day or two. Sometimes they can be severe or last a whole week, so sometimes a doctor's evaluation is needed. ...Read more
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