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Can Gallstones 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
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
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
Yes : Symptomatic kidney stones can present in various ways. They commonly present with severe pain on the side of the abdomen (flank region). Gi symptoms such as nausea & sometime vomiting may be seen. Diarrhea is not a common feature of kidney stone & can accompany many other symptomatic conditions which also cause abdominal pain. Severe or unresolved abdominal pain w/ diarrhea needs a dr. Evaluaiton. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: There are too many things to list, but could be as simple as "gas pains", or as complex and rare as a poorly functioning stomach (gastroparesis), with many, many possibilities in between. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...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
Get help for bloat: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloat/pain, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Can an acute abdominal strain cause nausea, constipation, dizziness, diffuse lower right quadrant abdominal pain and referral to testes or back?
Need more info: What is an acute abdominal strain? This is not a medical term. The symptoms you have described sound severe and there are several serious illnesses that can produce these, including kidney stones, appendicitis, and half a dozen or more other illnesses. Go and see a doctor asap and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
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