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Dull ache in Upper abdomen (right)that come n go n last for a few sec. Started yesterday, have period today (still have ache)Doesn't hurt when press.

Dull ache in Upper abdomen (right)that come n go n last for a few sec. Started yesterday, have period today (still have ache)Doesn't hurt when press.

Abdominal pain: Even though it's reassuring to know that it doesn't hurt when you press, it is important to see your doctor to get evaluated for causes that could include but not limited to liver, gall bladder, acid reflux etc. ...Read more

Upper Right Abdomen (Definition)

The anatomy of the abdomen and its contents can be considered in four quadrants. The right upper quadrant contains liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, the distal stomach, c-loop of the duodenum, and hepatic ...Read more


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What causes upper right abdomen dull ache feeling? I am also bloated.

What causes upper right abdomen dull ache feeling? I am also bloated.

Many causes: The causes of right sided abdominal pain are many. In upper abdomen, gall bladder, liver, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, and kidney can all contribute. Appendix symptoms are usually in the right lower quadrant of abdomen. The large bowel extends from right to left side and cause both right and left sided pain. Right kidney and head of pancreas may also be left sided. See doctor for exxamination. ...Read more

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Feeling dull aches in the lower left side of my abdomen, just above then hip area. Any idea what this could be?

Feeling dull aches in the lower left side of my abdomen, just above then hip area. Any idea what this could be?

No: There are many causes for pain in this area with most being related to GI or gyn issues. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I Have a mild dull ache on my lower right abdomen no other symptoms just that pain all day that won't go away. Could it be appendix?

I Have a mild dull ache on my lower right abdomen no other symptoms just that pain all day that won't go away. Could it be appendix?

Could be: It could be appendix or an ovarian cyst. If the pain gets severe or you develop fever then go to Emergency. Otherwise see a doctor soon for an exam. ...Read more

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Pain like a bad stitch began 14days ago but went away, could still feel a dull ache occasionally. For 36 hours same severe stich in lower left abdomen?

Pain like a bad stitch began 14days ago but went away, could still feel a dull ache occasionally. For 36 hours same severe stich in lower left abdomen?

Abdominal discomfort: Recurrent left lower abdominal discomfort could be due to muscular irritation/inflammation, diverticulitis, ovarian pathology, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease. I recommend that you have an examination by your physician, especially if there's associated tenderness since symptoms have been occurring on and off for two weeks. ...Read more

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Dull ache lower left abdomen?

Dull ache lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities: These include constipation, colon cancer, diverticular disease, pelvic inflammatory disease.
You should probably see a GI and/or ob/gyn if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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So what does it mean for a male if the lower left abdomen has a dull ache to it?

So what does it mean for a male if the lower left abdomen has a dull ache to it?

See below: In a 15 y/o male, consideration is given to constipation and hernia. There is a long list of possibilities. Referred pain is another. To be more technical, the causes can be categorized as organic or functional. A doctor would need to evaluate this if the problem persists or if there are other assoicated concerning signs. ...Read more

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What would cause a dull ache in your abdomen to the left of the middle just above the waist line?

What would cause a dull ache in your abdomen to the left of the middle just above the waist line?

See your doctor: Best to have a face to face meeting with your doctor as there may be many causes. ...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 chronic dull ache on the left side of my abdomen that radiates to the front and it feels like cramping. What should I do?

I have a chronic dull ache on the left side of my abdomen that radiates to the front and it feels like cramping. What should I do?

Have it checked: You should have it checked by your doctor as it may due to something wrong with your kidney, abdominal wallor another pelvic organ. ...Read more

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Dull ache lower right abdomen, few weeks, especially when leaning forward. Not painful to press on, no swelling. Anything to worry about?

Difficult to say: It's possibly a strained muscles if it's been this long and increases with movement. Unlikely it is anything in the abdomen (bowels etc). If it persists longer than 4 weeks I think you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a constant dull ache in my abdomen towards the top left of my navel. This ache becomes a sporadic sharp pain at bedtime ×hen I lay down, and sp?

I have a constant dull ache in my abdomen towards the top left of my navel. This ache becomes a sporadic sharp pain at bedtime ×hen I lay down, and sp?

Stomach pain: That does not resolve needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Please see him/her. There are several possible causes and you will find out, be treated, and have peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello! I am a 27 year old white male and have been experiencing a reoccurring dull/aching pain towards the lower part of my right ribs/abdomen/back.?

Hello! I am a 27 year old white male and have been experiencing a reoccurring dull/aching pain towards the lower part of my right ribs/abdomen/back.?

Needs to be checked: We do not have information to tell you what it may be. It could be an inflsmmation in the ribs. But it could also be due to problem with your right kidney as it is located just under the ribs in the back. And there may or may not be other urologic symptoms like pain during voiding or blood in stool. Get it checked as it is recurring ...Read more

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For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

See doctor: Unfortunately there are several things that can cause this and so it is impossible to help with a question like this on these forums. See your doctor for further eval. ...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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Lump on testicle that moves and dull ache in abdomen when lump is palpated.?

Lump on testicle that moves and dull ache in abdomen when lump is palpated.?

See a doctor: A lump in testicle could be many thing my advice go and see a doctor preferred urologist you will be examined either assured or treated 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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For 24 hours I've been having lower right pain in the abdomen and back, it was a dull ache but got worse but now it's not changed, what should I do?

For 24 hours I've been having lower right pain in the abdomen and back, it was a dull ache but got worse but now it's not changed, what should I do?

What you should do: Is see a doctor. It could be any of the 100's of conditions that can cause rlq abdominal pain, including appendicitis. You might need emergency surgery. Get to a doctor fast. ...Read more

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Can a herina in rt side groin cause pain in lower rt abdomen? Twinges of pain and constant dull ache?

Can a herina in rt side groin cause pain in lower rt abdomen? Twinges of pain and constant dull ache?

Maybe: Usually, pain or discomfort from a groin hernia is in the groin. I have seen many patients with and without hernias however that have pain in the right lower abdomen. Best way to find out is to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dull ache in the LUQ of my abdomen near rib cage, occurs at random, sucking in feeling over spot when I lay down.?

Dull ache in the LUQ of my abdomen near rib cage, occurs at random, sucking in feeling over spot when I lay down.?

Abdominal ache: You are describing the area over your spleen. Ask your doc to examine you carefully. There are myriad causes for an enlarged spleen, unfortunately none of them good. Get it checked out soon! ...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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Hi, I've had a dull ache in my lower left abdomen for a couple of weeks now, sometimes it moves to my lower left groin. On a diet, getting wind.

Hi, I've had a dull ache in my lower left abdomen for a couple of weeks now, sometimes it moves to my lower left groin. On a diet, getting wind.

LLQ pain.: With this description, in the absence of any bowel irregularities, a hernia comes to mind. With bowel irregularities and a fever, this could be colitis or diverticulitis. Could even be a left-sided kidney stone. ...Read more

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