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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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My lower right stomach is swollen and I have bad pain when I'm still or when I move. I'm 18 what could this be?

My lower right stomach is swollen and I have bad pain when I'm still or when I move. I'm 18 what could this be?

Appendicitis?: I worry about appendicitis which usually requires surgery, sometimes emergently, but there are also ovarian cysts, edometriosis, constipation,... Best to see your primary care doctor for an exam. If develop vomiting or fever, may need more emergent treatment. ...Read more

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I feel really swollen underneath my lower ribs especially in the middle by my stomach no matter how little i eat i feel full what could it be?

I feel really swollen underneath my lower ribs especially in the middle by my stomach no matter how little i eat i feel full what could it be?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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My son got bit, not sure by what. Lower stomach, red, swollen, & has a white dot like puss. It hurts to the touch and feels thick on the inside?

My son got bit, not sure by what. Lower stomach, red, swollen, & has a white dot like puss. It hurts to the touch and feels thick on the inside?

Abscess: Sounds like a small abscess. A lot of folks think they are bug bites or spider bites when actually they are small infections. If really small it may be ok to pop and put antibiotic ointment on it. If larger then you will want your doctor to drain it and see if there is a larger infection. If you aren't sure you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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