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Hard Distended Lower Abdomen
Why can't I suck in my lower abdomen, no matter how hard I try I just can't suck it in, I'm not fat, but I use to be able to?
Core Strengthening: The most likely reason you can not "suck in your lower abdomen" is due to laxity of your muscles. You can firm up these muscles by doing core strengthening exercises. Lay on your back with your hands behind your head, put your legs straight up in the air so you are at a 90 degree angle, tighten your buttocks and pulse you legs upward, hold for 5 seconds and repeat 15 times. ...Read more
What could cause distended lower abdomen that feels heavy, is painful to the touch, and looks slightly sunburned? Person is female and 51 years old.
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she can evaluate your abdomen to see what's going on. ...Read more
I have noticed swelling (like a firm ridge) extending across my lower abdomen just above the pelvic area. What can the likely cause be?
A hard lump in the left side of my lower abdomen. It makes me look bloated but does not hurt unless I press very hard on it. What could this be?
My wife is diagnosed with distended gallbladder and having inflated, tight lower abdomen and sometimes having pain also especially in the evening.?
Several reasons: Distension of gall bladder usually diagnosed by ultrasound. Distended gall bladder may mean abnormality, but often is related to how long patient fasted before the study. The longer the fast the more distended the gall bladder. Food ingestion causes gb to contract. If symptomatic hida study would determine gall bladder function. Physician has to correlate blood tests and imaging for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I slipped & fell over the edge of the tub, hit lower abdomen & pubic area really hard on the edge. I'm 4 weeks preggo. Could this cause me to miscarry?
There are many possible causes of your symptoms and you need to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible.
Without complete history, physical exam, and lab tests there is no straightforward answer for you.
If you can, please keep me informed. ...Read more
Accidentally pushed down very firm on my lower abdomen and now there is a slight dull tenderness and feels firm, could I have possibly hurt something?
Belly pain push: Need more information. For example how hard did you push in dynes per cm2. Very unlikely you injured anything unless you punched your self really hard. ...Read more
I'm in a lot of pain in my left lower abdomen and there is a hard mass down there. Had a UTI last week. Are the two related or is this something else?
I've had pain and aching in lower abdomen for 48 hours. The area feels firm and tender when pressed. Any ideas what might be the cause?
Time for exam: It could be a urinary infection, inflammation of your bowel, even appendicitis. It might be a muscle strain or a hernia. In any case it is very worth your time and the inconvenience of having a medical practitioner examine you and maybe order some tests. Don't worry about it, just do it. ...Read more
3 weeks ago I was elbowed hard in my lower abdomen. Instead of bruising, it felt like a knot or something. I still have it, what could it be?
Hematoma?: It could be a hematoma or pooling of blood under your skin. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Dr, whenever I get my periods. .. my lower abdomen specially the area near the ovaries hurt very badly and my abdomen swells and become hard, why?
GYN MD exam: You need to be examined by a local GYN MD to assess the myriad of medical reasons for your symptoms. ...Read more
I'm 8 days late, I feel nauseated, dizzy and feeling abit tired. When I pressed down in my lower abdomen I feel its a bit hard but only onthe right side?
I have a rock hard lump in my lower abdomen that is growing slowly I have no pain and feel light headed a lot should I be concerned?
See a doctor:
It really depend if the lump is in your skin from an oil gland cyst or a lipoma. Then nothing to worry about.
but the fact that it is growing, and the possibility that the lump might be a deeper than the skin, see your doctor for a proper evaluation, and a good peace of mind. ...Read more
I have had lower abdomen discomfort around my belly button area whilst pressing with my hand, feels a little more firmer and raw on the left?
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?
My lower abdomen is very tender when being pressed on hard but I can stand the pain. Should I be concerned about pid? Bled after intercourse recently
Could get checked: If you feel you may have an STD such as PID then it is wise and socially responsible to see an Obgyn for STD testing. ...Read more
I got one positive home test then a negative blood test the next day at a free clinic. My lower abdomen is hard/right with a small nodule on my right?
I have a hard lump around my ovary, urinate frequantly, and my lower abdomen is tender. What is this?
Concerning: Your description is worrisome. You need to see your doctor who will do a proper examination, and see if further evaluation is indicated, such as a colonoscopy or ct scan. Be sure to take a list of your medications and medical/surgical history. Be prepared to give the doctor a detailed family history as well. Don't delay. ...Read more
I am a 18 year old female with hpv, and lately I've been having trouble pooping, and my lower abdomen is hard when I press on it and I bloat easy.
Male, 55, having severe pain in lower abdomen after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong in colonoscopy, endoscopy, capsule endoscopy?
? spastic colon: Your intestines could be spasming after passing hard stool. Ibs aka irritable bowel syndrome can cause cramping in the lower abdomen. It can be severe. Review your fiber intake and make dietary changes. Review your GI hygiene. Are you resisting the urge to go when your body gives you the cue? Go back to your dr and review the changes you made and if you are still experiencing pain there are meds. ...Read more
3ws post endo lap, severe waves of cramps turned into constant pain in lower abdomen, hard & tender right of navel, lower pain alternating sides?
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?
Do I got overian cancer? I've been feeling bloated my lower abdomen hurts it feels like I got preasure on it sometimes my back hurts I got gas but its hard for it to come out
Hello.: Hello. I can't tell you the source of your bloating and pain in your back and abdomen. You would have to be evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. It sounds like you have been symptomatic for a while (although this is not specifically stated). Recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more
Day after I workout, I have this pain in my lower abdomen. Hard to pee. Check for ua and its normal. Cbc high WBC mainly lymphocyte. What's dx?
Possible infection: I am not sure what other labs were done but this besides a UTI this could be related to another type of infection whether in your urethra or prostate as well. Not sure if you were checked for those. I would f/u with your pcp on this. ...Read more
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