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Can Stress Cause Lower Abdominal Pain
Stress is a factor: Stress can cause many things as high blood pressure, weight gain, anxiety, etc. Stress can tense your nerves in turn tighten your muscles to where they go into spasm. See the many stress relief searches online to see what can work for you. If those don't help see your physician. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...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
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, digestive issues etc. Please see your doctor first and & go to a mental health professional if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...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
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
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
Maybe: Although it is generally accepted there is an association between increased stress/anxiety and lower back pain, there are no good studies to explain why and how. Most attribute the pain to muscle tension, but there are theories of unconscious anger & rage. I would 1st suggest that you see your pcp to see if there is another source of your pain that can be identified & treated. Then try yoga. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marked anxiety: can be held as tension in neck and back muscle which can lead to spasm and pain. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Pain ; Extra Periods: One possibility is ovarian cysts. It is best to see a doctor. ...Read more
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