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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?

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

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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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.

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

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My wife is diagnosed with distended gallbladder and having inflated, tight lower abdomen and sometimes having pain also especially in the evening.?

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

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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?

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?

It could.: If you have no bruising nor bleeding vaginally then the risk for miscarriage is low. Otherwise, go to the er to seek medical care. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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Harder to urinate, some pain in lower abdomen. What could be wrong?

Infection: In a male - prostatitis, cystitis or chronic pyelonephritis; in a woman cystitis or chronic pyelonephritis. Urethritis also a possibility. ...Read more

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What make the lower abdomen hard, and frequent urination?

What make the lower abdomen hard, and frequent urination?

Frequent urination: 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

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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

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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?

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

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What causes a hard feeling on the right lower abdomen by hip bone?

What causes a hard feeling on the right lower abdomen by hip bone?

Need an exam: Needs to have a physical examination. Could be traumatic injury, lipoma, lymph node, hernia, etc. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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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

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Large hard pimple on lower abdomen. Firmer and more sore than those on my face. What is that?

Large hard pimple on lower abdomen. Firmer and more sore than those on my face. What is that?

Boil: A boil is a large painful lesion with pus in it that can occur on the body. Most people need an antibiotic and or have to have it drained. If you get them frequently, they should check for diabetes, possible MRSA carrier (a common hospital infection now invading the community). ...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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Do hernias cause a hard, palpable lump in the lower abdomen, or a lot of pain after eating?

Do hernias cause a hard, palpable lump in the lower abdomen, or a lot of pain after eating?

Yes, these: Are symptoms of possible incarceration and intestinal obstruction. You need to get to a surgeon immediately, because you might need urgent or even emergency surgical repair of hernia. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump around my ovary, urinate frequantly, and my lower abdomen is tender. What is this?

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

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Male, 55, having severe pain in lower abdomen after passing hard stool. Pain lasts for hours. Nothing wrong in colonoscopy, endoscopy, capsule endoscopy?

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

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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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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

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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?

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