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Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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


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I am a 66 year old man had radiation for prostate cancer completed oct. I notice my lower abdomen is hard. No pain or other symptoms.

I am a 66 year old man had radiation for prostate cancer completed oct. I notice my lower abdomen is hard. No pain or other symptoms.

Don't worry: I'm not sure what the question is. If you are not having any pain or discomfort, i would not be concerned. You can mention this to your radiation oncologist. ...Read more

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Right lower abdomen a hard lump feel pain and urine that red , vomiting, taken medication, & dr said no cancer ! what else can it be?

Right lower abdomen a hard lump feel pain and urine that red , vomiting, taken medication, & dr said no cancer ! what else can it be?

Maybe: It maybe a kidney stone or an infection. Need to send urine same for culture and rec an ultrasound of kidneys to eval and possible a ct scan if kidneys as well. Rec you goto a urologist to eval. ...Read more

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3 wks. Ive been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

3 wks. Ive been exhausted. My stomach/lower abdomen is harder than normal. Get sick from certain foods. Gas bubbles. Frequent urination. Pregnancy?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. Can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If not pregnant, a doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...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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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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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. Whats 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. Whats 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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I've never had this happen before but is it normal for your lower abdomen to get hard during your period?

I've never had this happen before but is it normal for your lower abdomen to get hard during your period?

ABDOMINAL PAIN.: Your can feel bloated and diatended during the menstrual cycle due to hormonal changes.Suggest getting a pelvic ultrasound if the symptoms are persistent. ...Read more

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Constipation? Slight pain in lower left abdomen and hard time pooping feeling like I have to go then can't slight stiffness as well

Constipation?  Slight pain in lower left abdomen and hard time pooping feeling like I have to go then can't slight stiffness as well

Increase fiber: Hi. The average American diet is very unhealthy, and has all but eliminated fiber. I suggest you eat only whole grains and whole grain flour, and no refined (white) flour. Eat fresh fruits and veggies, and drink plenty of fluids. Psyllium seed husk is available at any store and is a good source of fiber. Take that porcelain minivan for a spin and drop the kids off at the pool! Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing a painful heavy feeling in my lower abdomen, it is hard and bloated. My period came but was very light and abnormal.

I am experiencing a painful heavy feeling in my lower abdomen, it is hard and bloated. My period came but was very light and abnormal.

ABDOMINAL: Although there are a number of structures in the abdomen & pelvis that could account for your symptoms, the discomfort may likely be related to your period; even though these symptoms and may not be typical for you during your cycle. Monitor your symptoms closely over the next 24-48 hrs and if not improving, see your doctor… ER sooner if symptoms worsen or change and some other concerning way. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen has been hard for 6 months now but I'm not pregnant. Feels hard especially when lying down and bulges out. Uncomfortable to lay on tummy?

Lower abdomen has been hard for 6 months now but I'm not pregnant. Feels hard especially when lying down and bulges out. Uncomfortable to lay on tummy?

Any surgery: have you have any surgery like C-section or similar lower abdominal surgery? .If you did that will be a hernia if you never had surgery then the hardness in the abdomen could be either female related like a blood or mass in the uterus or large ovarian cyst. or digestive which is the least likely from your description like bloating from IBS either way you need to seek a physician evaluation please. ...Read more

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When i lie down and press on my lower abdomen, it feels hard. I'm guessing this is my uterus. Is it normal to feel your uterus if you aren't pregnant?

When i lie down and press on my lower abdomen, it feels hard. I'm guessing this is my uterus. Is it normal to feel your uterus if you aren't pregnant?

Sometimes: If you think you may be pregnant - please check it out with a home test or a visit to your doctor. Yes, one can palpate the uterus during an abdominal exam - particularly if the woman is thin. ...Read more

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Every month for the past 6 months, 2 weeks after my period, I have a lot of pain in my lower abdomen, it gets hard to pee. It lasts about 2-3 days. Why?

? endometriosis: Endometriosis is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other areas of the body. This can lead to pain, irregular bleeding and other symptoms. The pain usually occurs during or just before menstruation and lessens after menstruation. Some women experience cramping during intercourse, and or/pain during bowel movement, and/or urination. See your gyne. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts, but my lower abdomen is super hard plus my period has lasted almost three weeks.could my cyst be the reason for the weird feelin?

I have ovarian cysts, but my lower abdomen is super hard plus my period has lasted almost three weeks.could my cyst be the reason for the weird feelin?

Are you: Sexually active? If so you may be pregnant or having a threatened miscarriage, have you checked a pregnancy test? This is an issue for which you need to be examined. There are lots of unanswered questions and your health and well being is important. Take time to get seen and take care of yourself! Wishing you health and happiness. ...Read more