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Im not sure im pregnant I was morning sick 3 weeks ago. I've been getting lower abdominal pain. But im also stressed out. Can I be pregnant?

Im not sure im pregnant I was morning sick 3 weeks ago. I've been getting lower abdominal pain. But im also stressed out. Can I be pregnant?

Yes: You need to do a home pregancy test first. Whether it is positive or not you still need to see a doctor to evaluate lower abdominal pain. The most serious condition of pain and a positive pregnancy test is a tubal pregnancy which requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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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

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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

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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 ?

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

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Can clear discharge cause lower abdominal pain?

Can clear discharge cause lower abdominal pain?

No. but..: It is possible that both may be caused by some gynecologic conditions. The simplest-and one of the more common - is ovulation. ...Read more

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Can lansoprazole use cause lower abdominal pain?

Very unlikely: Use of Lansoprazole sometimes causes the colon to act up, usually diarrhea if there is a problem. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and diarrhea?

What can cause lower abdominal pain and diarrhea?

See doctor: If this problem lasts more than a few days, see your doctor. There are many potential causes. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and extra periods?

What can cause lower abdominal pain and extra periods?

Pain ; Extra Periods: One possibility is ovarian cysts. It is best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Can deep penetration (sex) cause lower abdominal pain and cramps a day later ?

Can deep penetration (sex) cause lower abdominal pain and cramps a day later  ?

Yes: "Going deep" during intercourse gently may not present a problem normally, but if the sex was not so gentle then pain and cramping can occur. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge?

What can cause lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge?

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

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Can smoking cause lower abdominal pain? Like around ovaries?

Can smoking cause lower abdominal pain? Like around ovaries?

Depends: Smoking increases your chances of having clot disorders or to occlude arteries. These if located in the vascular system of the ovaries can produce painful syndromes. Anyways, i think it qualifies for a visit to your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain, swelling and sciatica pain?

What can cause lower abdominal pain, swelling and sciatica pain?

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

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What could cause lower abdominal pain on the right side? 29 female, pain started 2days, hurts after i pee and walk

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

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What can cause lower abdominal pain, light headedness, excessive sweating and diarrhea.?

What can cause lower abdominal pain, light headedness, excessive sweating and diarrhea.?

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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What can cause lower abdominal pain which progresses after intercourse and radiate to my pelvic area? For three days, I have experienced lower abdominal pain. The pain is more of a cramping on and off throughout the day, after intercourse, however, the pa

Different : Different possibilities include an ovarian cyst (intercourse can create traction on a cyst and cause discomfort), bowel irritation, or irritation on your cervix or uterus. You can try Ibuprofen for inflammation relief, and a different sexual position, but if that doesn't help then it would be reasonable to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can PID cause lower abdominal pain that radiates into one or both legs? DVT ultrasound was negative. Read on WebMd that PID could cause leg pain?

Can PID cause lower abdominal pain that radiates into one or both legs?  DVT ultrasound was negative.  Read on WebMd that PID could cause leg pain?

Sure but: PID can cause pain that radiates anywhere but the pain with PID is eerily quite severe and located in the lower abdomen. A pelvic exam is done and most of time the diagnosis can be easily made. Most patients with PID can not tolerate the exam because touching the uterus is very painful. An Obgyn should be able to diagnosis or exclude PID for you very easily. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdominal pain on right side?

Few possibilities.: Appendicitis, beginning of large intestine called cecum inflammation and ascending colon , from infections like amoebiasis, invasive bacterial infections , tb, inflammation frpm crohn's diseas&, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune diseases like behcet's disease , tumours of intestines-small , large , bleeding in the rt. Sided mascles covering pelvic bones, abscess-lymphnode &muscle, testicular tumor. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdominal pain in right side?

What causes lower abdominal pain in right side?

Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach/duodenum (small intestine), gallstones, pinching of nerves that exit the back, spasms of intestine, colon cancer, hernia, or if sudden, appendix. ...Read more

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What is the cause of severe lower abdominal pain?

What is the cause of severe lower abdominal pain?

Many possibilities: Some things include appendicitis, diverticulitis, ovarian cyst or tumor, fallopian tube infection, urinary bladder infection, kidney stones passing into the ureter or bladder, constipation, irritable bowel, pregnancy, etc. If it is severe then need to see a doctor for an examination asap. ...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


Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Lower abdominal pain is defined as pain restricted to the abdomen below the ...Read more