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At age 88 I (male) suffer intermittent moderate pain in my lower right abdomen. It comes and goes. What gives?

At age 88 I (male) suffer intermittent moderate pain in my lower right abdomen. It comes and goes. 
What gives?

Many things: May be as simple as benign gas or colonic spasm pain. However it may represent something more serious such as intermittent obstructions, cancer, infection so i would discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've never had any kidney trouble before but my urine output has decreased significantly and I have intermittent pain in my lower l back and l abdomen?

I've never had any kidney trouble before but my urine output has decreased significantly and I have intermittent pain in my lower l back and l abdomen?

?renal failure : Your symptoms are concerning for kidney failure which is a very serious situation. You need a work up as soon as possible. Causes of kidney failure include infections, autoimmune disorders, diminished oral hydration and others. Visit a doctor. ...Read more

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I am getting intermittent sharp lower right abdominal pains, not severely painful, having then for a week, any ideas?

I am getting intermittent sharp lower right abdominal pains, not severely painful, having then for a week, any ideas?

Lots of things: Could be gyn related, bowel spasm, ureteral stones, gas, muscle spasm, less likely appendix issues. Any fever, nausea, vomiting, change in bowel habit, bleeding-need to see md asap, otherwise see md anyway. ...Read more

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Intermittent, extremely mild pain in lower abdomen when I move and am eating.?

Intermittent, extremely mild pain in lower abdomen when I move and am eating.?

May be..: Intermittent lower abdomen pain can be for many reasons to include constipation, irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, food intolerance or allergy, or even a urinary /bladder infection or kidney stone - women have additional considerations to include pelvic inflammation, uterine or ovarian issues. Would recommend getting in with your family physician to start narrowing down possibilities. ...Read more

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I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

I have started having intermittant lower central abdominal pain usually at night. What could be causing this? Stomach is not painful to the touch.

See a doctor: It could be many things because there's several different organs under it. You better see a doctor to get a full exam to find out the really cause. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis pain be intermittent? I have some lower right abdominal and flank pain over 48hrs but not only few hours at night. Gone during day.

Can appendicitis pain be intermittent? I have some lower right abdominal and flank pain over 48hrs but not only few hours at night. Gone during day.

Unlikely: Appendicitis pain is unlikely to come and go.It generally comes and grows.A pattern of pain more likely to act as you have described is common with kidney stones. Stones trying to pass down the ureter will often cause intermittent lower abdominal and flank pain that can go on for days. Many will pass with good hydration but some need to be removed by a urologist. ...Read more

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Hello, I just recently started having a mainly persistent achy pain with intermittent sharp pain in my abdomen region. From lower left to lower right at about the waist line. It was suddenly onset. No acute trauma. I am just curious as to what it could po

Hello, I just recently started having a mainly persistent achy pain with intermittent sharp pain in my abdomen region. From lower left to lower right at about the waist line. It was suddenly onset. No acute trauma. I am just curious as to what it could po

Variety of causes: It might be relates to lower abdominal and groin muscles caused by lifting, pulling, pushing, twisting by over using, misusing, or abusing your muscles beyond your tolerance and limits. Need to consider hernias or groin strains as well. Also you have to look into issues related to urinary tract system or intestinal issues such as acute inflammatory processes. Consider seeing a doctor right away. ...Read more