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Can Fibroids Cause Lower Abdominal Pain
Yes: The pyelonephritis is infection and inflammation of the kidney , and when the infection is spreading down via the ureters - the conducting pipes taking urine, down to urinary bladder , the infected debris can block ureters can block and cause colic, infection of urinary bladder can occur causing pain.Also the infection through blood vessels can cause congestion of abdominal and pelvic organs & pain. ...Read more
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
Absolutely; due to..: small bowel distension after material in colon has accumulated & not moved on. One of the best strategies to prevent & ? recurrence is activity: e.g. walking 1-3 miles, along with ?ed hydration, dried prunes (several/day; trial & error amounts), ?ed soluble fiber in diet (however often requires days to a wk or more + trial & error amounts), rarely a bottle of Citrate of Magnesia, etc., to resolve. ...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
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
Pain ; Extra Periods: One possibility is ovarian cysts. It is best to see a doctor. ...Read more
It can, so can other: Lots of things can cause right pelvic pain. If it is new, or a change in pattern, for a 61 Y.O. Woman, would not assume ibs, until other potentially more serious causes are evaluated, e.g. Gyn/ovarian issues, other colon or GI problems, hernias, etc.. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower abdominal pain: Yes. It could. When was the last time you had a bowel movement. Has it been several days? Has your stool recently been hard and difficult to pass? Try getting hydrated (2L water / day) doing as much exercise as you can and placing a call to your doc to have this pain checked out if it doesn't pass with a bowel movement soon. ...Read more
Not common: To have low back pain with abdominal pain. Sure it happens, but when it occurs, it helps diagnose the cause. Usually though, back pain remains in your back, or travels into your leg. And abdominal pain remains in your abdomen. Back pain doesn't cause abdominal pain. The question should be related to the cause of the back pain, because certain causes of back pain also have abdominal pain. ...Read more
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