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I have lower abdominal pain after emptying my bladder but that's the only time I feel that mild pain. What does it mean?

I have lower abdominal pain after emptying my bladder but that's the only time I feel that mild pain. What does it mean?

Bladder infection: Most likely an infection or inflammation of your urinary balder
See your doctor, get urine analysis, and treatment accordingly. To ignore an infection is not good. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I am experiencing back pain (side: both) and abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing sensation). The following also describe me: Side pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Upper abdominal pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing back pain (side: both) and abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing sensation). The following also describe me: Side pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Upper abdominal pain. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, appendix, large intestine, abdominal muscles, kidneys, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Pain in the right upper abdomen can be due to gallstones. Pain in the right lower abdomen can be appendicitis. Stomach flu, food poisoning, other infections, etc., can also cause pain. ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain and constant upper abdominal pain right at the top of my rib cage. Plus the bridge of my nose feels like its buzzing?

I have lower abdominal pain and constant upper abdominal pain right at the top of my rib cage. Plus the bridge of my nose feels like its buzzing?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: severe) (quality: sensation of tearing pain). The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Upper abdominal pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Stomach upset. What should I do?

I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: severe) (quality: sensation of tearing pain). The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Upper abdominal pain, Lower abdominal pain, and Stomach upset. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pain can be from many things. Stomach acid problems cause pain, as does pancreatitis or gallstones. Appendicitis is always a concern (pain is usually right lower abdomen, worsens over time, with fever coming on). If constipated for a while, stool could have backed up and cause pain. Gastrointestinal infections can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. A doctor's exam may be needed. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have had stomach ache (not lower abdominal pain) could this be my organs being pushed upwards due to my growing baby?

Hard to say: Pregnant women often experience a variety of discomforts. They also experience periodic digestive disturbances. They are also prone to bladder infections. When pregnant women experience pain it is important to have it evaluated in person with your doctor to determine if a clear cause can be identified. ...Read more

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Lower belly pain towards hips going into back. Periods slightly abnormal and emptying bladder more than often. Had tablets for water infection already?

Lower belly pain towards hips going into back. Periods slightly abnormal and emptying bladder more than often. Had tablets for water infection already?

Cannot diagnose: You need a full detailed evaluation from a doctor who can examine you, obtain a full history and do whatever tests that seem necessary. Go soon and hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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I have had lower abdomen pain for 3months now it is excruciating, doctors sent me for a bladder scan but everything came back fine.

I have had lower abdomen pain for 3months now it is excruciating, doctors sent me for a bladder scan but everything came back fine.

Bladder scan: There is a lot more to evaluate for 3 months of excruciating lower abdominal pain than just doing a bladder scan. Return to your doctor to get a carefully directed physical exam and more complete imaging such as an abdominal/pelvic ct scan. ...Read more

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3months diarea constant nausea lower abdomen pain on oxybutin for over active bladder found pill in stool 24 hours after taking stop med what's wrong?

3months diarea constant nausea lower abdomen pain on oxybutin for over active bladder found pill in stool 24 hours after taking stop med what's wrong?

Need workup: First pill in stool due to fast transit in GI tract due to diarrhea. Medicine already absorbed in bloodstream. Symptoms going on too long and need workup. Stool specimens; ultrasound or ct scan;pelvic exam and possible colonoscopy to determine cause. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back on the right side, pain on my pelvic bone on the right side, frequent urination, lower abdomen pain, bladder does not emp?

I have pain in my lower back on the right side, pain on my pelvic bone on the right side, frequent urination, lower abdomen pain, bladder does not emp?

Stone?: Do you have a history of kidney stones? The pain in you back and urinary urgency and frequency can occur with a stone that has not yet passed that is in the very end of the ureter near the bladder causing irritation. Also would be worthwhile to have your urine checked for infection. ...Read more

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Can lower abdomen pain and blood in urine be caused by a problem with womb/overys had bladder and kidneys checked there ok but still have pain regular?

Can lower abdomen pain and blood in urine be caused by a problem with womb/overys had bladder and kidneys checked there ok but still have pain regular?

Yes: Your symptoms of pain and blood in the urine is strongly suggestive of endometriosis in the bladder or more likely in the wall of the bladder. Sometimes this is not evident at the time of cystoscopy perhaps an MRI of the pelvis with a focus on the bladder would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have had a campy central lower abdominal pain for several days. Could this be bladder related?

Pelvic/abdomen pain: Cause of recurrent abdominal/pelvic discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing 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 severe lower abdominal pain right in front of the bladder almost, that causes me to get nausea and feels like I have to use the bathroom?

You are sick!: Any pain can cause nausea if severe. If you are feeling the need to urinate or have a BM along with the pain then something is wrong either in the bladder or lower colon. Possibly uterus or ovary. You don't say how old you are, but if this keeps up you should see a doc and find out what it is and how to stop it. Good luck! ...Read more

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A 55 year old man with carcinoma bladder complains of severe lower abdominal pain in supra pubic area. What is the best treatment?

A 55 year old man with carcinoma bladder complains of severe lower abdominal pain in supra pubic area. What is the best treatment?

Need for examination: The symptoms are likely due to the bladder cancer; however, it is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining the patient. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bladder pain, facial swelling and urinary retention. The following also describe me: Lower abdominal pain and Back pain. What shoul?

I am experiencing bladder pain, facial swelling and urinary retention. The following also describe me: Lower abdominal pain and Back pain. What shoul?

Time for a doctor: Urinary retention as a new symptom is an emergency. That means a person is making urine, her urine is going into her bladder, but she cannot pee. Thus, her bladder is getting bigger and bigger. Such a patient needs to go to the Emergency Room (unless her primary care doctor is able to correct the problem right away). She may need a temporary catheter inserted via her urethra so that she can pee. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left, right), pain with urination (quality: stinging or burning sensation), bloating or abdominal fullness and bladder pain. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain, Abdominal pain (generalized), Pain d

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left, right), pain with urination (quality: stinging or burning sensation), bloating or abdominal fullness and bladder pain. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain, Abdominal pain (generalized), Pain d

? UTI: Which can cause these symptoms if not treated, or may be pelvic infection, kindly see your doctor for evaluation and Rx medications, meanwhile, push more fluids, cranberry juice, analgesics, and rest, good luck ...Read more

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Small bladder. Lower belly pain on and off with brown mucus when trying to have a bm. Also have endometriosis & pineal cyst in brain. Help please?

Small bladder. Lower belly pain on and off with brown mucus when trying to have a bm. Also have endometriosis & pineal cyst in brain. Help please?

MAY be endometriosis: Endometriosis may implant on bowel, causing stricturing, (narrowing from outside) which might be responsible for your symptoms. Discuss with your doc who diagnosed the endometriosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain, cramping in lower abdomen, abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: mucus and blood) and bladder pain. The fo...

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain, cramping in lower abdomen, abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: mucus and blood) and bladder pain. The fo...

Question cut off but: Recurrent mid-pelvic discomfort (due to rectum, bladder, vagina, pelvic wall, etc.) is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may 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? ...Read more

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What does it mean I have lower abdominal pain after sex?

What does it mean I have lower abdominal pain after sex?

Could be many things: Could be infection, ovarian cyst, fibroid, endometriosis, ovarian tumor, bowel problems, bladder problems please see your gyn for a workup as u will need an exam, cultures, a pap if u have not had one in a yr, and blood work and an ultrasound to start. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have lower abdominal pain after sex?

What exactly does it mean when you have lower abdominal pain after sex?

NOT NORMAL: It could mean many things, it most certainly means that u need to see your gyn for a good workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm a male and I get lower abdominal pain after many times of sex or masturbations which last for few hours and gets better, anything to worry about?

I'm a male and I get lower abdominal pain after many times of sex or masturbations which last for few hours and gets better, anything to worry about?

No, but...: I would like to admire and praise your keen observation as described; that is a mindful connection of your body to deliver the commonsensical message, i.e., do not overuse. In process of sex or masturbation, the muscles & joints of whole body are involved in tense contraction, esp. Those of lower abdomen and the pelvis. This expected aftereffect is like soreness in the calf after long running. ...Read more

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Why do I have lower abdominal pain after I have sex?

Endometriosis?: You might have endometriosis. It can be treated with hormones and if improved then diagnosis confirmed. You might need surgery for further evaluation. See your gynecologist for more info. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain after bing of alcohol?

Lower abdominal pain after bing of alcohol?

A warning sign...: There are a number of potential causes--reduction in healthy bacterial flora of the colon, ulceration in the small bowel, or a low-lying stomach that is inflammed (worsened by alcohol exposure). In any case, you have established a cause-and-effect relationship of pain with alcohol intake. Time to abstain please and pursue evaluation through your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain after sex. How to prevent this?

Depends on cause.: I am assuming that u e a woman but don't know for sure. It sounds like this is deep (vice superficial pain) have u had prior surgery (adhesions), ovarian cysts, endometriosis, hx of uterine fibroids or pelvic inflammatory disease, is your uterus tilted toward the back? There are many possible causes. Please see your gynecologist to evaluate for cause. Often correctable causes can be identified. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain after first pee in the morninig?

Lower abdominal pain after first pee in the morninig?

Bladder: Contractions due to an excessively filled bladder (overnight accumulation) MAY be the problem...Try limiting bedtime fluids and emptying your bladder prior to getting into bed!
If symptoms continue a urine exam would be the next step!
Hope this is helpful
DrZ ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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