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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Lower Belly

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I have a bump or maybe a boil on my lower belly sometimes it's dormant but right now it's swollen and very painful. What can be the cause of this?

Cyst: Sound like a cyst that is getting recurrently infected. Cysts have a skin like a grape and need to be surgically excised, in its entirety, for a permanent solution. Otherwise some antibiotics and might help to put it back in it's "dormant" state. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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


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Can a UTI cause a swollen lower abdomen?

Can a UTI cause a swollen lower abdomen?

Not usually. . .: Uti = urinary tract infection, which is either bladder or kidney. All include frequent burning urination w/sense of urgency. Kidney infections add fever & one-sided back pain to above. Swollen belly is not part of definition. Go see your doctor if you think you might a UTI which needs antibiotics to be cured. ...Read more

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Swollen lower abdomen right under my belly button male?

Swollen lower abdomen right under my belly button male?

Hernia: This could be an abdominal wall hernia or a hiatal hernia. Either way you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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I had open mesh right inguinal repair two weeks ago. Pain is now very mild but my whole lower abdomen is swollen. Is this normal?

I had open mesh right inguinal repair two weeks ago. Pain is now very mild but my whole lower abdomen is swollen. Is this normal?

Not necessarily: 2 weeks post op you would not expect severe swelling as you describe. Luckily you have no severe pain, but you need to call and follow-up with your surgeon to have the area assessed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Feel a swollen vein in lower abdomen, what could this be?

Feel a swollen vein in lower abdomen, what could this be?

Needs to be checked: This can be anything from normal to a reflux (not working) deep vein to iliac compression syndrome to a pelvic tumor. If you have a *new* pelvic vein - this is abnormal and should be evaluated by a vein specialist or phlebologist. A *superficial* venous ultrasound and then potentially a venogram are indicated. A ct or mr venogram are also reasonable. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lymph node on child's lower abdomen be felt (not groin)?

Can a swollen lymph node on child's lower abdomen be felt (not groin)?

Not if...: ...due to Mesenteric Adenitis (enlargement of lymph nodes in abdominal mesentery) is commonly seen in conditions that mimic acute appendicitis. When accompanied by inflammation of the ileum, & crohn's disease has been excluded, consider bacterial infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica, campylobacter, salmonella. Adenitis may also reflect non-GI inflammatory processes in the abdomen or pelvis. ...Read more

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I am a 53 year old menapausal woman who has almost constant tightness, full & swollen feeling with occational sharp pains in lower abdomen, low energy?

I am a 53 year old menapausal woman who has almost constant tightness, full & swollen feeling with occational sharp pains in lower abdomen, low energy?

? cancer: At your age you should have had a colon screening, and hopefully you are current with your pap smears...You need to be checked for diverticulosis, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, dropped bladder, fibroids and hernias to make sure you do not have a bigger problem. Please see your doctor for full evaluation to evaluate you further. ...Read more

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Exercised, had pains took panadol (acetaminophen). The pains at the right side of my lower abdomen reduced but stil remained now my pubic area is swollen.

Exercised, had pains took panadol (acetaminophen). The pains at the right side of my lower abdomen reduced but stil remained now my pubic area is swollen.

Hernia vs Appy: Certain conditions increase in likelihood depending on age. It is possible for extremely strained muscles to be a little swollen and tense. The right lower quadrant also holds possibility for dysfunction in the form of a hernia and/or appendicitis. If the skin over your pubic area is swollen, you should be examined in-person. ...Read more

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I have a swollen rib cus I pulled a muscle excersising can the pain go to my back & also my lower abdomen? (:

Yes: Pulled muscles in the chest wall are connected to the muscles in abdomen and upper back so it not unusual to get pain in other areas of upper back and abdomen. I hope that helps good luck. ...Read more

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After an 8hr shift my knees and ankles are swollen. After a 12hr shift I'm in pain from lower abdomen with bad knee pain. What could this be?

After an 8hr shift my knees and ankles are swollen. After a 12hr shift I'm in pain from lower abdomen with bad knee pain. What could this be?

Bad veins?: Consider using compression stockings 18-20 mmHg, and elevate your legs after a long shift. Ask a doctor for US to measure vein reflux. It is just one possibility- but a car main problem. ...Read more

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Gf has bad pain in lower abdomen 48hrs did have dihorrea feels swollen. Docngave her anti biotics. She's in bad pain when she moves? Appendicitis?

Gf has bad pain in lower abdomen 48hrs did have dihorrea feels swollen. Docngave her anti biotics. She's in bad pain when she moves? Appendicitis?

Possibly: Best to have her reevaluated based on what you are describing, especially because she has not experienced relief after taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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I think I have a cyst. My lower abdomen/bladder area very swollen. Is it normal for that swelling to go away if I sleep and then come back in the day?

I think I have a cyst. My lower abdomen/bladder area very swollen. Is it normal for that swelling to go away if I sleep and then come back in the day?

See doctor: A cyst may o may not go away by itself depends on the size. Your description of swollen on abdomen/bladder need evaluation, it may be an infection or simple cyst. It is best to see doctor. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis. I take omnacortil-10 (active ingredient : predinisolone) daily. My lower abdomen is swollen. What should I do?

I have ulcerative colitis. I take omnacortil-10 (active ingredient : predinisolone) daily. My lower abdomen is swollen. What should I do?

Talk to your GI: Prednisone is only a rescue medicine-it can be coupledwith azothiaprine and other immune modulators as weii as immune agents such as humara for better control. You might also consider a5-asa compound such as Asacol (mesalamine) for mailtenance. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's lower abdomen feels very hard, swollen breast last 9/9/12, now weight gain. 9/13/12 we had pt and negative, still no mens until now.

My girlfriend's lower abdomen feels very hard, swollen breast last 9/9/12, now weight gain. 9/13/12 we had pt and negative, still no mens until now.

Repeat HPT: You don't mention last menstrual period date, or the timing of the hpt. Sounds like a pregnancy. Please recheck the hpt in a week. If still negative, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sensitive bladder swollen vagina (inside) feels tender like something blocking it. Sore lower abdomen... Uti or something else? Had to take endep!

Sensitive bladder swollen vagina (inside) feels tender like something blocking it. Sore lower abdomen... Uti or something else? Had to take endep!

Infection: Sounds like a UTI. Try Azo Standard (phenazopyridine) which is OTC and increase your fluid intake. If it does not improve see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more