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I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: severe) (quality: sensation of tearing pain). The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Upper abdominal pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Stomach upset. What should I do?

I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: severe) (quality: sensation of tearing pain). The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Upper abdominal pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Stomach upset. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pain can be from many things. Stomach acid problems cause pain, as does pancreatitis or gallstones. Appendicitis is always a concern (pain is usually right lower abdomen, worsens over time, with fever coming on). If constipated for a while, stool could have backed up and cause pain. Gastrointestinal infections can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. A doctor's exam may be needed. ...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


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I am experiencing back pain (side: both) and abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing sensation). The following also describe me: Side pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Upper abdominal pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing back pain (side: both) and abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing sensation). The following also describe me: Side pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Upper abdominal pain. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, appendix, large intestine, abdominal muscles, kidneys, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Pain in the right upper abdomen can be due to gallstones. Pain in the right lower abdomen can be appendicitis. Stomach flu, food poisoning, other infections, etc., can also cause pain. ...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?

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 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 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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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 causes pelvic and lower abdominal pain in women? It happens before bowel movements.

What causes pelvic and lower abdominal pain in women? It happens before bowel movements.

Passing hard stools: You can experience pelvic and lower abdominal pain prior to passing hard stools. Constipation can cause pain. You can soften stools if you increase your water intake and eat high fiber foods such as whole grains, fruit and vegetables. If pain also occurs other than when passing stools followup with your doctor ...Read more

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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

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I have severe lower abdominal pain right and left that radiates to my lower back. My coccyx is deviated abt 1cm. Can this be the cause of my pain?

Unrelated: Problems w/the coccyx aka tailbone would not cause abdominal pain. I suggest you see your gynecologist or primary care doctor to get to the bottom of this. There are so many possible causes that it really requires a thorough history, physical exam+/-lab+/-radiology tests to diagnose this problem. ...Read more

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8 months post op total hysterectomy. Sex causes instant severe lower abdominal pain. Why?

8 months post op total hysterectomy. Sex causes instant severe lower abdominal pain. Why?

Call yourGYN surgeon: You need to call your GYN surgeon and make an appointment so that the area can be examined to find out why. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a severe lower abdominal pain with an expansion of the scrotal sac?

Possible hernia: The symptoms you describe could be a hernia. Nonetheless, that is a guess on the computer. You need to get an eval as soon as possible for a possible hernia, or other causes, . .. As if it is a hernia and your scrotum is getting larger, you want to assure it does not get "strangulated." good luck. ...Read more

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25/f/i'm having mod to severe r side pain which extends straight to my back. Also having intermittent severe lower abdominal pain which causes nausea?

See your doctor: Isabella I would recommend seeing your doctor because there are several potential causes and some can be serious. Some possibilities include gall bladder disease, pancreatitis although there are many others.. If your pain tends to be worse after eating especially meals with fat this is consistent with gall bladder disease. Seek medical evaluation immediately in the case of yellow skin or fever. ...Read more

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I have severe lower abdominal pain right in front of the bladder almost, that causes me to get nausea and feels like I have to use the bathroom?

You are sick!: Any pain can cause nausea if severe. If you are feeling the need to urinate or have a BM along with the pain then something is wrong either in the bladder or lower colon. Possibly uterus or ovary. You don't say how old you are, but if this keeps up you should see a doc and find out what it is and how to stop it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Woke up to severe lower abdominal pain and cramping, felt rectal pressure. Lasted a half hour now I am sore. Almost went to ER was so bad. Causes?

Pain in the...: If there is nothing wrong with you whatsoever, sounds like this could be a rectal spasm. However a couple of other things come to mind depending on your age and medical history that really should be run by your doctor in person sooner than later. ...Read more

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Eating avocados, berries, citrus fruits, and grapes causes severe lower abdominal pain that is relieved by going to the bathroom. Stool is watery.?

Diarrhea post foods: Are these eaten together or each individually? Eaten with anything else? You may have food allergies. Would go to an allergist and get tested either skin testing or food allergy IgG, IgE testing that is done by either Quest or Labcoorp.. ...Read more

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A ovarian cyst 23x67 showed up on ct to rule out lymphoma, my onocogist states it's big and can cause severe lower abdominal pain with fever?

A ovarian cyst 23x67 showed up on ct to rule out lymphoma, my onocogist states it's big and can cause severe lower abdominal pain with fever?

Ask your oncologist: Your oncologist can help you further or he may refer you to a Gynecologist. This big lesion needs to be removed to find out if it is benign Cyst or it could be Cancer in the Ovary. ...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 is the cause of lower abdominal pain? Inside. Everyday. 2 weeks. Like cramping, irritating. I have pain after or while eating, too. Not severe.

Needs to be checked: Any pain in abdomen lasting for two weeks needs to be checked by your doctor
it can be due to several conditions. You need a detailed history, physical examination and if indicated other lab and imaging tests to find the cause
so consult your doctor asap. ...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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I was diagnosed as an IBS patient due to lower abdominal pain. I have a severe lower left abdominal pain day and night. Ibs usually cause this pain?

I was diagnosed as an IBS patient due to lower abdominal pain. I have a severe lower left abdominal pain day and night. Ibs usually cause this pain?

IBS: Pain is usually not always in the same spot. This sounds like something else and you need a thorough evaluation including a physical exam, xrays, possible ct scan and or colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Healthy 24 yo female. Since 5 years ago, severe crampy lower abdominal pain after jogging/running. Relieved after minutes of rest. Was athletic. Why?

Ischemic: Depending how many miles you run. But in people whom run more than 7 miles they can have a condition call ischemic colitis, blood supply to the colon get compromised because of blood shunting to the muscles. Make sure adequate hydration before running or you may have to decrease the distance you are running. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lower abdominal pain that is more so on the right side? Other sym: severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

What is the cause of lower abdominal pain that is more so on the right side? Other sym: severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

See a doctor: It sounds as if you are quite ill and should undergo a full evaluation that cannot be done long-distance. You need to be seen face to face and have this assessed. If you were not seen by a doctor at urgent care, go to er. ...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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What is causing my severe lower abdominal pain?

Have it evaluated: No one can answer that question over the internet. See a doctor and have studies done including a ct scan. ...Read more

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