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I've been having a dull aching pain around my lower abdomen, back, and genitals. I'm not sexually active, so it shouldn't be a std. The pain is usually a dull ache/ pressure around the back of my testicles (either one, but mostly on the right). Sometim

I've been having a dull aching pain around my lower abdomen, back, and genitals. I'm not sexually active, so it shouldn't be a std. The pain is usually a dull ache/ pressure around the back of my testicles (either one, but mostly on the right). Sometim

Go to doc STAT: Discuss obtaining testicular ultrasound and pelvic CT scan with contrast. My "worst case scenario" is testicular cancer. Men between ages of 17-35 are at greatest risk. Pelvic & back pain could be referred, but you have to look at the lymph nodes & inguinal canal (pathway gonads took as they traveled down the pelvis during embryogenesis). Treatment is very successful with excellent survival rate. ...Read more

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


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I feel as if I have a block of ice in my lower back. I've had a dull ache that has started getting worse and is spreading to my lower abdomen.

I feel as if I have a block of ice in my lower back. I've had a dull ache that has started getting worse and is spreading to my lower abdomen.

You may have: SPINAL STENOSIS (depending upon your age which is not stated with your question!
This is a narrowing of your spinal canal due to degenerative arthritis of the lumbosacral spine!

Check this possibility out with your PCP...BTW if you are under 40 years of age get a Gynecological check up! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I stopped the pop 11days ago and for the passed 4 days have had back pain and a dull ache in my lower abdomen.?

What do you advise if I stopped the pop 11days ago and for the passed 4 days have had back pain and a dull ache in my lower abdomen.?

No taper down?: You mean your doctor did not recommend a tapering down schedule of soda pop? I mean he just asked you to cold turkey the stuff? Geez! What are these kids learning in medical school these days? LOL! Sorry, couldn't resist. Your symptoms have nothing to do with
the fact that you stopped pop. You did something good and now you have some other problem. Totally unrelated. Live long and POPser! ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain and lower abdominal pain both in the right side. It's my ovulation week. Is this ovulation pain? Dull ache not sharp.

I'm having lower back pain and lower abdominal pain both in the right side. It's my ovulation week. Is this ovulation pain? Dull ache not sharp.

Sounds like it: It could be. There are other things in that area that could account for it. Time will tell if the pain subsides, than likely it was. ...Read more

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I have had a dull ache in lower abdomen, mainly right side for 16days im 4 days late, did pt, its negative. Also sore nipples for 7 days.?

I have had a dull ache in lower abdomen, mainly right side for 16days im 4 days late, did pt, its negative. Also sore nipples for 7 days.?

Doctor can evaluate: For aches in the abdomen, with a negative pregnancy test, one should call the primary care doctor or the ob-gyn (sometimes the aches are not due to menstrual or pregnancy issues). The doctor can get the details and offer some advice. Since it has been about 15 days since a possible conception date, the pregnancy test could still turn positive this week, even though the first test was negative. ...Read more

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Have not constant but dull ache from time to time lower left side or lower abdomen?

Have not constant but dull ache from time to time lower left side or lower abdomen?

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my lower abdomen on the right side. Present for about 3 days. It seems to be worse when I am standing. I am female. Any thoughts? Thank you

I have a dull ache in my lower abdomen on the right side. Present for about 3 days. It seems to be worse when I am standing. I am female. Any thoughts? Thank you

See your doctor.: There are many things that can cause right lower sided abdominal pain in a young woman. Since it is worse with standing, however, it should be evaluated by your doctor. It is not likely, but always possible that you could have appendicitis, and that needs to be looked at. Good luck. ...Read more

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Re accruing dull ache centre of my Lower abdomen makes me walk leaning what could this be?

Re accruing dull ache centre of my Lower abdomen makes me walk leaning what could this be?

Could be anything: It could so many things from just gas pains to bladder infection or a gynecological issue. I would need a lot more history to start including or excluding certain conditions. From what you're describing it appears to be severe so I suggest seeing a doctor today if possible. ...Read more

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Right lower abdomen, side, and lower right back sore but never at same time. Is this due to posture? Or could it be something else?

Right lower abdomen, side, and lower right back sore but never at same time. Is this due to posture? Or could it be something else?

Could be many things: And you really should be examined to be sure. Kidneys and bladder are in this typical pain pattern. However, the posture idea is also worth investigating. Women with certain types of low back pain (in certain of the parts that link the spine---facets and iliolumbar ligament) can have referred pain to the ovary area. But only an exam and urinalysis could begin to sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I have a dull ache in my lower abdomen and scrotum area?

Why do I have a dull ache in my lower abdomen and scrotum area?

Hernia?: Is the scrotum enlarged? Tender? If yes, see your MD. Could also be a hernia in the groin area. Any bowel changes? Some pain in the bowels can radiate down to the scrotum. Your MD can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Why after masturbation I have back aches and cramps in my lower abdomen?

Why after masturbation I have back aches and cramps in my lower abdomen?

Engorged vessels: During sexual excitement pelvic veins distend and there is tissue swelling as well as uterine contractions. Some women experience this as pain. ...Read more

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What can cause severe, dull, aching pain, and cramping in the lower abdomen?

Ovarian, bladder: The severe, dull, aching pain and cramping pains in the abdomen are often associated with bladder infections. This could also be related to causes affecting uterus and ovaries such as ovarian cysts and fibroid of the uterus. If you have family history of kidney and bladder stones, consider that as well. Visit with your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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My hip has been throbbing and I have a dull ache in my lower abdomen. What can this be?

My hip has been throbbing and I have a dull ache in my lower abdomen. What can this be?

Hip/abdominal pain: Can be related to kidney/UTI infections, ovarian cyst/fallopian/vaginal infection, diverticulitis, colon inflammation, siactica/hip pathology. Please be checked in detail by a doctor/urgent care/remote physician within 24- 48 hours. ...Read more

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I have been having some dull aches in my lower abdomen and just feeling malaise lately. Chance this is colon cancer? Male age 20.

I have been having some dull aches in my lower abdomen and just feeling malaise lately. Chance this is colon cancer? Male age 20.

Very small chance...: ...Given that you're 20 years old, but nothing's impossible. You may want to review the many healthtap answers regarding causes ; cures for lower abdominal discomfort, but your best reassurance will come from your doctor after appropriate exam ; tests prove unremarkable. Be well--. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen, below belly button - extends from the far left side to far right side. Dull ache/burn across region. I eat VERY healthy.

Pain in lower abdomen, below belly button - extends from the far left side to far right side. Dull ache/burn across region. I eat VERY healthy.

More info needed: The diagnosis of abdominal pain can be tricky, and can't be done over the internet. Possibilities include inflammation of the bowel, urinary tract infection, pelvic infection, constipation, and tumors. Your will need to see your doctor, who will take a complete history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Very sharp pains in my lower abdomen both sides. Back ache is also present. When having sex in certain positions my partner can feel something hard?

Very sharp pains in my lower abdomen both sides. Back ache is also present. When having sex in certain positions my partner can feel something hard?

Need a pelvic exam: You need to have a manual examination by a gynecologist and an ultrasound to determine the reasons for your symptoms. Impossible to come up with reasonable diagnosis based on speculation. ...Read more

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Was sitting for prolonged time on my computer suddenly a groin pain hit me. Dull ache in groin area and little bit lower abdomen. Bit hurts to walk?

Was sitting for prolonged time on my computer suddenly a groin pain hit me. Dull ache in groin area and little bit lower abdomen. Bit hurts to walk?

Muscle spasm?: It could be a muscle spasm
Which would be the most likelyIt can also represent hernia. This would be typically associated with a bulge in the area that is larger with standing and coughing. If severe, or unrelenting, see your primary are doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Having dull aches/mild discomfort between my lower abdomen and scrotum when I masturbate. Both my testicles are also horizontal. Any concern?

Orgasm in men: Can come with symptoms as you describe. If your testes are truly horizontal, a local doctor can confirm this for you. If the plumbing is still working correctly, I do not know of anyone that would surgically do something to make them 'upright'. If symptoms progress, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Doctor told me that my foliciles on day 14 were to small. I have lower abdomen pains and lower back ache for 3 days its day 17 what could this be?

Doctor told me that my foliciles on day 14 were to small. I have lower abdomen pains and lower back ache for 3 days its day 17 what could this be?

Sounds like: Mittelschmertz, the german word that means "middle pain". If that is what is the cause, it will occur usually on the right or left lower abdomen when ovulation takes place on alternate sides each month. It is caused by inflammation of the ovary and/or oviduct, the tube through which the ovum passes to the uterus. Commonest cause in my experience is poor diet. ...Read more

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34 year old male. I have dull ache in testicles worse when I sit. Have a pain in the lower abdomen and inside leg. 5 years ago had ingrunal hernia rep?

34 year old male. I have dull ache in testicles worse when I sit. Have a pain in the lower abdomen and inside leg. 5 years ago had ingrunal hernia rep?

Maybe related: Tough to say if the two are related, but its possible. I think you would benefit from an evaluation by a hernia specialist, or a plastic surgeon with interest and expertise in peripheral nerve problems. You could check the americas hernia society or european hernia society website to help find a hernia specialist close to you. ...Read more

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Experience lower back ache as well as lower abdomen pain, and belly is growing too, why is this happening. What should be done, have pcod?

Experience lower back ache as well as lower abdomen pain, and belly is growing too, why is this happening. What should be done, have pcod?

Seek out help: The first thing you need to is check a pregnancy test since it is possible you are pregnant. The symptoms you describe are not typical for pcos, but do require attention by your gyn. ...Read more

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I stabbing cramps in my lower abdomen, it start as a dull ache then gets bad I get warm, and it is hard to breathe, and it hurts my bum to sit down?

I stabbing cramps in my lower abdomen, it start as a dull ache then gets bad I get warm, and it is hard to breathe, and it hurts my bum to sit down?

See your md: Whike this sounds very much like constipation, the warmth is not typical and could be an indication of an infectious or inflammatory process that requires addition evaluation by a physician with possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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