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What are the causes of lower abdominal pain in women?

What are the causes of lower abdominal pain in women?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause lower abdominal pain in women. Constipation, irritable bowel, colitis, bladder infection, bladder cystitis, ovarian cysts or tumors, uterine fibroids, kidney stones, pregnancy, appendix, falllopian tube infections or blockages. I am sure I am forgetting some. Need a full medical history and physical examination. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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What can cause lower abdominal pain in women?

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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What are the causes of lower back pain and lower abdominal pain in women?

Monthly?: Many gyne issues, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts will cause those symptoms (predictably) monthly. Pregnancy can cause that. Constipation can cause that, kidney issues, gallbladder issues. Hard to diagnose the cause of pain without a good history and physical exam. See your md. ...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 causes lower back pain and lower abdominal pain in a lot of women?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What might cause clear vaginal discharge, lower back pain, and lower abdominal pain in a 27-week pregnant woman?

What might cause clear vaginal discharge, lower back pain, and lower abdominal pain in a 27-week pregnant woman?

Talk to your OB: There ar a myriad number of issues that can cause these symptoms. Please call your OB md and communicate them at your next appointment. ...Read more

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Is left lower abdominal pain in women usually ovary?

Is left lower abdominal pain in women usually ovary?

Could be: Ovary, ureteral stone, hernia, diverticular disease, or constipation. Examination and some testing will correctly make the diagnosis. Early diagnosis of any of these problems is best. Don't delay. Rarely it can be tumor as well. ...Read more

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Does ER evaluate right lower abdominal pain in women?

Does ER evaluate right lower abdominal pain in women?

Yes: Especially to r/o possibility of ectopic pregnancy, tuboovarian abscess if patient has fever with pain. Nauseas and vomiitng maybe present if the abscess is significant. Also torsion of ovary, endometriosis of ovary- a condition in which the inner lining of uterus being present in other locations other than inside of uetrine cavity like ovaries(chocolate cysts), fallopian tubes, pelvic surfaces, org. ...Read more

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Other possible causes for lower abdominal pain other than appendicitis?

Possible pain causes: Causes of lower abdominal pain include but are not limited to: appendicitis, bladder infection or inflammation, inguinal hernia, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, kidney stone or infection, cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, seminal vesicle inflammation, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, ovarian cyst, aortic aneurysm, injury & intestinal obstruction. ...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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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