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What are causes for lower abdominal cramps in women?

What are causes for lower abdominal cramps in women?

Multiple: Lower abdominal cramping in women could be caused by gastrointestinal problems, urinary tract problems menstruation, ovulation, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, infection, or endometriosis among others. A history and physical evaluation and additional testing may be necessary to determine a cause. ...Read more

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What causes cramping in women?

What causes cramping in women?

Menstrual cramps?: You don't specify, but menstrual cramping is caused largely through chemicals called prostaglandins. Drugs in the NSAID family directly interrupt/interfere with enzymes for synthesizing prostaglandins , which is why these drugs are among the best for mestrual pain. ...Read more

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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

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Cramps in the lower abdomen after menstruation are signs of what?

Cramps in the lower abdomen after menstruation are signs of what?

Normal: During your menstrual period, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Hormone-like substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more-severe menstrual cramps. This may continue even after bleeding has stopped. If severe, see MD about endometriosis. ...Read more

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What causes pains in lower stomach in women?

What causes pains in lower stomach in women?

Several problems.: Pain the lower abdomen would most commonly be due to diverticular disease. But celiac disease, lactose intolerance, gas, colitis, and many other issues could be present. You need to discuss this with your pcp! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Causes of pain in lower abdomen in females?

Causes of pain in lower abdomen in females?

Colon? bladder? gyne: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? Bladder infections, endometriosis, fibroids, see ur md if if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in some women during their menstruation?

What causes leg cramps in some women during their menstruation?

Prostaglandins: During a woman's period a chemical in the body rises. The rise in this group of chemicals (prostaglandins) causes the cramps ...Read more

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Can gas cause tightenings of uterus in pregnant women?

Can gas cause tightenings of uterus in pregnant women?

Not really: Some pregnant patients will mistake gas pain for contractions but gas would not actually trigger contractions. From your previous questions I remember that you have a short cervix, a cerclage and are at risk for preterm labor. If you think you might be contracting you need to be evaluated on labor and delivery now. ...Read more

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Frequent urination and abdominal pain in women pregnant?

Frequent urination and abdominal pain in women pregnant?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain and increased frequency of urination can be due to a number of factors. It could be due to a pregnancy with an ovarian cyst, threatened miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, urinary tract infection, and others. You should see your physician for evaluation to determine if you are pregnant and the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the lower abdomen in women?

What causes pain in the lower abdomen in women?

Many causes.: Pelevic organs, including ovaries, uterus, bladder. Colonic issues, including diverticulosis. The only way to correctly diagnosis this is to have a thorough history and physical, and then guided labwork or x-rays. Too many issues to be more specific! ...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 common causes of back pain in women?

What are  common causes of back pain in women?

The same man but we: Add the time when they pregnant, this give them more problems during the pregnancy because the weight and hormones. Add one more thing in the period time also ...Read more

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What causes cramps in lower abdomen or pelvic area?No period

What causes cramps in lower abdomen or pelvic area?No period

Many possibilities: If this does not resolve itself spontaneously see a gynecologist and be examined, diagnosed and managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes low abdominial cramping and lack of periods other than pregnancy?

What causes low abdominial cramping and lack of periods other than pregnancy?

See your dr: A late period with cramping could be a sign of pregnancy. Could be other causes (hormones, etc) or an abnormal pregnancy such as a miscarriage or tubal pregnancy. Or it could be the menopausal transition causing your period to be late and a completely separate reason for the cramping--such as an intestinal problem. See your dr to find out the causes. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of lower abdominal pain and nausea?

What are the most common causes of lower abdominal pain and nausea?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of 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 and nausea can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, etc... ...Read more

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What's most likely workup of cramps in left side of abdomen?

What's most likely workup of cramps in left side of abdomen?

See a doctor: Needs a full history and physical examination. Need more information as to associations of the cramps, menstrual evaluation if female. See a family doctor or gynecologist if appropriate for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pains in lower abdomen in women?

What could be the cause of pains in lower abdomen in women?

See below: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more