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I've had pain and aching in lower abdomen for 48 hours. The area feels firm and tender when pressed. Any ideas what might be the cause?

I've had pain and aching in lower abdomen for 48 hours. The area feels firm and tender when pressed. Any ideas what might be the cause?

Time for exam: It could be a urinary infection, inflammation of your bowel, even appendicitis. It might be a muscle strain or a hernia. In any case it is very worth your time and the inconvenience of having a medical practitioner examine you and maybe order some tests. Don't worry about it, just do it. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Hi, when i wake up in the morning, I have been experiencing a feeling that my lower abdomen and lower back feel bruised on the inside. Is this normal?

Hi, when i wake up in the morning, I have been experiencing a feeling that my lower abdomen and lower back feel bruised on the inside. Is this normal?

Pain: It's not normal to have persistent lower back and lower abdominal pain. If you haven't seen your primary care physician for an evaluation it would be a good idea to do so. There could be something straightforward that can be diagnosed, but there are also many other things that can be causative for your symptoms that might be more serious. Make an appointment to see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Woke up with two unexplained bruises on my lower abdomen on saturday morning (one on the left and the other on the right) each about 3 inches long..?

Woke up with two unexplained bruises on my lower abdomen on saturday morning (one on the left and the other on the right) each about 3 inches long..?

Pain: The most important question is whether or not your in pain. If you are, get to a doctor immediately. If your not, i would see if it resolves in a few days. ...Read more

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Noticed a bruise right lower abdomen no trauma feel.like its getting bigger slight pain in area?

Noticed a bruise right lower abdomen no trauma feel.like its getting bigger slight pain in area?

Bruise: if it is getting bigger you should go to the emergency department or at the least urgent care to be sure there is nothing wrong ...Read more

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Hi, my lower abdomen / pubic bone area feels bruised. Ive not experienced this before and it is the time of the month, could this be connected? Thanks

Hi, my lower abdomen / pubic bone area feels bruised. Ive not experienced this before and it is the time of the month, could this be connected? Thanks

Pelvis: If there has been no trauma, discomfort in the lower abdomen in the midline may be due to some pelvic congestion or mild inflammation. I recommend that you have a gynecologist perform a pelvic examination if the discomfort persists or if there is any menstrual abnormality but the congestion may resolve after a normal menstrual period. ...Read more

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Black and blue mark on my husbands right side of his lower abdomen he doesn't recall getting a. Bruise and this never happens Has had lower back pain?

Black and blue  mark on my husbands right side of his lower abdomen he doesn't recall getting a. Bruise and this never happens
Has had lower back pain?

Consider eval: Hi, thanks for reaching out. Even with people the "bruise easily" we expect most bruising to occur in the arms/legs because in the even of trauma, we try to protect our core body from injury. Spontaneous bruising in the core/abdomen can potentially be worrisome. If it is fairly large and he has back pain, I would try to get examined by a doctor or at least speak with one soon in more detail. ...Read more

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2 days ago I noticed a small red rash on my right lower abdomen, today there is a large bruise under it. No pain ,no trauma or injury. Any ideas?

2 days ago I noticed a small red rash on my right lower abdomen, today there is a large bruise under it. No pain ,no trauma or injury. Any ideas?

Pic please?: It is very difficult to comment without having a look at the rash. Can you please upload a pic. A rash on your abdomen could be due to dermatitis, infection, an insect bite or something more significant such as a blood disorder or pancreatitis or other causes. Very difficult to comment without a proper examination ...Read more

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For about three months now I have had random bruises show up on my legs and hips and even a few on my lower abdomen can u tell me what it might be ?

For about three months now I have had random bruises show up on my legs and hips and even a few on my lower abdomen can u tell me what it might be ?

Need a blood test: If by "random bruises" you mean bruises that are forming in the absence of any injury, you need to see your doctor to rule out blood disorders. ...Read more

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Bad pain radiating fro. The mid back to the left lower abdomen feel sore to the touch any movement hurts my guts even gas hurts .Bad pain feel bruised?

Bad pain radiating fro. The mid back to the left lower abdomen feel sore to the touch any movement hurts my guts even gas hurts .Bad pain feel bruised?

Get some help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, ; "bad" pain even less so. Lots of things cause llq (left lower quadrant) abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers. Your symptoms may be related to a non-serious condition, but when pain is persistent, recurrent, and as severe as you report, don't delay in seeking evaluation ; getting treated please. ...Read more

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I have bruising on my inner right thigh? I ruptured a cyst in my ovary and my white blood count was high, now I am having more pain in my lower belly, cramping, bloating, having to pee a lot, back pains and now bruising. Is this all caused from the ruptur

I have bruising on my inner right thigh? I ruptured a cyst in my ovary and my white blood count was high, now I am having more pain in my lower belly, cramping, bloating, having to pee a lot, back pains and now bruising. Is this all caused from the ruptur

You : You need to have a medical evaluation immediately. I am concerned that you are having more bleeding from your cyst, a urinary problem, or something more serious. Please have an immediate medical evaluation. A high white blood cell count is not typical for a ruptured ovarian cyst, it is concerning for infection. ...Read more

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Having pain left lower abdomen and tender to touch.

Having pain left lower abdomen and tender to touch.

Diverticulitis: Constant pain not associated with other symptoms (diarrhea or blood in the stool) is likely diverticulitis at your age. Other considerations are colitis (infectious, inflammatory), cancer, and disease of the female organs. You should probably see your doc to give them the full story and get treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Pain is upper and lower abdomen. Tender to touch. Feels like barbed wire inside. Heat pack calms some pain. What could it be? I am 26 and female

Pain is upper and lower abdomen. Tender to touch. Feels like barbed wire inside. Heat pack calms some pain. What could it be? I am 26 and female

Need exam: Abd pain as you have described needs to have an evaluation done, I would suggest calling your DR.
But you need to be seen in the next day for this.
If the pain worsens then go to the ER. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen tender and when I lay flat and press it's tender makes gurgling noises and hurts worse right side below right rib cage no appendix?

Lower abdomen tender and when I lay flat and press it's tender makes gurgling noises and hurts worse right side below right rib cage no appendix?

Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. Take a friend with you to appointments. Be well. ...Read more

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I am 20 and I feel heaviness in my lower abdomen,the left side is tender upon touching it and I easily urinate.please what could be wrong wit me?

I am 20 and I feel heaviness in my lower abdomen,the left side is tender upon touching it and I easily urinate.please what could be wrong wit me?

Here are some...: Now that you have some symptoms, you need a comprehensive evaluation with detailing specific info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, evolution, and sequence of events of all symptoms for reviea + proper physical exam + timely tests so to deduce and reach right diagnosis for right care & counseling. It would not be a good idea just to guess & name few possibilities. So, follow ... ...Read more

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Woke up with severe pain under my rib cage and lower abdomen and is very tender to the touch. it hurts to do anything but sit still. what could it be?

Woke up with severe pain under my rib cage and lower abdomen and is very tender to the touch. it hurts to do anything but sit still. what could it be?

Pain under the rib: cage and lower abdomen should be thoroughly evaluated. Please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Left side of my lower abdomen is more buldged out than my right side & is tender to push on, weird cravings, and my urine smells stronger what's wrong?

Left side of my lower abdomen is more buldged out than my right side & is tender to push on, weird cravings, and my urine smells stronger what's wrong?

Asymmetric: Asymmetry of the abdomen may not be abnormal but if there are significant discomfort and tenderness then an examination is recommended. Your urine may simply be overly concentrated from inadequate intake of fluids,but if there are frequency and burning a culture is indicated. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and have had like a heaviness feeling in my lower abdomen along with almost blacking out a few times and tender breasts. What could it be?

I'm 19 and have had like a heaviness feeling in my lower abdomen along with almost blacking out a few times and tender breasts. What could it be?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump around my ovary , urinate frequantly, and my lower abdomen is tender. What is this?

I have a hard lump around my ovary , urinate frequantly, and my lower abdomen is tender. What is this?

Concerning: Your description is worrisome. You need to see your doctor who will do a proper examination, and see if further evaluation is indicated, such as a colonoscopy or ct scan. Be sure to take a list of your medications and medical/surgical history. Be prepared to give the doctor a detailed family history as well. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your lower abdomen is tender and sore and you see some blood in your poop?

What does it mean if your lower abdomen is tender and sore and you see some blood in your poop?

Means u need to CMD: Don't know you. May simply be constipation and bleeding from hemorrhoids, or...Could be more serious things like inflammatory bowel disease, infection, poor blood flow, tumors, cancer. Need to see a doc, get examined. ...Read more

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I have a small boil on my lower abdomen, right about where my left ovary would be, it is tender only to touch, and has a large red spot on/around it.

I have a small boil on my lower abdomen,  right about where my left ovary would be, it is tender only to touch, and has a large red spot on/around it.

Abdominal boil: You should see a physician, a boil is an abscess which should be drained, the contents should be sent for culture and sensitivity.
You should be started on broad-spectrum antibiotics, once the sensitivities are known, the physician should select the best antibiotic for you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing side pain, tender abdomen, lower abdominal pain (side: right) , generalized abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: ...

I am experiencing  side pain, tender abdomen, lower abdominal pain (side: right) , generalized abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: ...

E.R. checks appendix: Lower right abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones and kidney stones can also cause pain. The Emergency Room doctor can check now. Somebody else should drive. ...Read more

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Cycle day 35 no af, extremely tender breasts, some pain on right lower abdomen, extremely tired, negative hpt? Please help!

Cycle day 35 no af, extremely tender breasts, some pain on right lower abdomen, extremely tired, negative hpt? Please help!

Maybe a cyst?: Irregular cycle, pain, and hormonal symptoms can all be related to an ovarian cyst. Cysts are common, and they usually resolve on their own. If your period doesn't come soon, or the pain is significant, then make an appointment with your gyn to get an ultrasound. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus(belly button) from one side of the ...Read more


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