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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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Foul smelling gas, lower abdominal pain and cramps during bowel movement, bloating, rectal bleeding. Approx 3 months with symptoms. 27 yr old female?

Foul smelling gas, lower abdominal pain and cramps during bowel movement, bloating, rectal bleeding. Approx 3 months with symptoms. 27 yr old female?

Please get help...: Gi bleeding is never normal, but when prolonged for months associated with lower abdominal distress as you describe, then colitis (colon inflammation) must be ruled out. Possibilities at your age most likely include: 1) inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's); 2) infection, maybe chronic or recurrent. Don't delay further--get evaluated by your doctor or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can bleeding from hemorrhoid present as bloody mucus detached from stools but passed along with bm? Also have lower abdominal pain and bloating. Thx!

Hemorrhoid bleeding: Presents as blood streaked stools, or as you have said, separate from the stool. If you are having problems with pains and bloating, you should see your primary physician for a detailed history and evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing sensation). The following also describe me: Unintentional weight loss, Lower abdominal pain, and Bloating or abdominal fullness. What should I do?

I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing sensation). The following also describe me: Unintentional weight loss, Lower abdominal pain, and Bloating or abdominal fullness. What should I do?

Weight loss: Which is unintentional indicates a need for you to see your doctor. You also mention other GI symptoms. Your doc can help. Probiotics may be part of the solution. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing sensation), painful bowel movements and side pain. The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Lower abdominal pain, Sudden abdominal pain, and Bloating or abd

I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing sensation), painful bowel movements and side pain. The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Lower abdominal pain, Sudden abdominal pain, and Bloating or abd

E.R. checks appendix: Lower abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones, kidney stones, or gastroenteritis can also cause pain. The Emergency Room doctor can check. Somebody else should drive. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdominal pain. Bloating?

What causes lower abdominal pain. Bloating?

Many causes: There are many causes for lower abdominal pain. One has to think of organs that are located in the lower belly. Most common causes are colon problems such as ibs, constipation, diverticulitis. In a lady patient ovaries and uterus. Also bladder infection and irritation might cause discomfort. Best to make doctor's appointment to try to sort it out. ...Read more

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Hi I am having lower abdominal pain that is constant but does intermittently get worse. I also have bloating and discomfort. I feel like it's constipa?

Hi I am having lower abdominal pain that is constant but does intermittently get worse. I also have bloating and discomfort. I feel like it's constipa?

Abdominal pain: Persistent abdominal discomfort, especially if associated tenderness, distension, nausea or vomiting is present, should be examined by a physician. Don't take a laxative, but if simple constipation is present, insert a rectal dulcolax suppository or a gentle fleets enema. If symptoms persist and you're not sure you're constipated, get examined promptly in the hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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Left lower abdominal pain, bloating, nausea what can this be?

Left lower abdominal pain, bloating, nausea what can this be?

Few thoughts...: Left lower abdominal pain is commonly associated with either diverticulosis (it is), constipation or irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Bloating can be associated with both. Nausea without vomiting is non-specific and could go along with all. If symptoms are severe or persist then see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I fingered myself and now have really bad lower abdominal pain as well as bloating and hot flashes. What could be wrong?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I fingered myself and I have really really bad lower abdominal pain as well as bloating and hot flashes. Could they be related?

I fingered myself and I have really really bad lower abdominal pain as well as bloating and hot flashes. Could they be related?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain, bloating, not eating or sleeping, and shortness of breath. What could this be?

Abd pain: You need to go to the ER and have this evaluated It could be any thing from just gas/constipation to more serious promblem such as colitis/appendicitis/gallblaber/pancreas/or gyn problems such as pelvic infection-----need more information--but if you are having that much symptoms--esp if you have fever You would need to go to the ER----also have you missed your period? --could be preg? ...Read more

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What causes, lower abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and hot flashes?

What causes, lower abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and hot flashes?

Bloating, diarrhea: By the way you describe the symptoms it is either a food allergy (i.e. Gluten or lactose) with "hot flashes" just being vasodilatation form histamine release, or viral/bacterial enteritis (i.e. Stomach flu or food poisoning). If it is a food allergy it will occur regularly, a enteritis typically passes without much treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having lower abdominal pain for over a week, flatulence, and bloating. Can this be a result of holidays excesses? What should I do?

I've been having lower abdominal pain for over a week, flatulence, and bloating. Can this be a result of holidays excesses? What should I do?

Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly if your problem persists after resumed moderation of alcohol, caffeine, carbonated, fatty foods. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, lower abdominal pain and rectal bleeding. The following also describes me: Diarrhea. The pain has been for about a week.?

I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, lower abdominal pain and rectal bleeding. The following also describes me: Diarrhea. The pain has been for about a week.?

Need to examine: Bleeding from the lower end needs to be evaluated by a physical examination. It is likely to be hemorrhoids, however, even that needs to be addressed by a doctor and you should see one.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I've been having lower abdominal pain and back aches since I recently lost my virginity. I've had bloating and tenderness around there. What's up?

I've been having lower abdominal pain and back aches since I recently lost my virginity. I've had bloating and tenderness around there. What's up?

More info required: Thank you for your question. You should be evaluated by your doc. How long ago did this happen? May want to rule out pregnancy (ectopic or otherwise) ASAP. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, lower abdominal pain (side: right), nausea (severity: mild), back pain (side: lower) and chills.

I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness, lower abdominal pain (side: right), nausea (severity: mild), back pain (side: lower) and chills.

Abdominal pain must: You must please see your doctor. A urine test must be done and depending on the clinical findings a gynaecological examination might be indicated ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left), diarrhea, bloating or abdominal fullness, nausea (severity: moderate) and constipation. My friend and I have been experiencing the same symptoms that started around the same time.?

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left), diarrhea, bloating or abdominal fullness, nausea (severity: moderate) and constipation. My friend and I have been experiencing the same symptoms that started around the same time.?

Infection?: If your friend and you started to have these symptoms after having eaten the same meal, I would suspect a parasitic issue. If this has been present for more than a week without improvement, it is time to see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter is having lower abdominal pain, bloating, vaginal discharge, and a terrible vagina odor. What could this be? This never happens.

My 14 year old daughter is having lower abdominal pain, bloating, vaginal discharge, and a terrible vagina odor. What could this be? This never happens.

See a Gyn: Abnormal
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infection likely but here are several possibilities that must be clarified with exam, cultures, sometimes biopsies. ...Read more

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For the past couple of days I've had major headaches, gas, bloating, and slight lower abdominal pain. (i recently had my gardasil vaccine too) thanks!

For the past couple of days I've had major headaches, gas, bloating, and slight lower abdominal pain. (i recently had my gardasil vaccine too) thanks!

Call pediatrician: Since you recently had your Gardasil vaccine, it's best to contact your pediatrician, who gave you the vaccine, so that s/he can document your effects from it. It's good to also ask if you can be seen for follow-up, so that they can advise you what you can do to feel better. Always start with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Occasionally had sharp lower abdominal pain fatigue few episodes of extreme bloating combined with lower back pain, recently mild headaches any ideas?

Abdominal distress: Sharp lower abdominal pains occur with irritable bowel syndrome and spasms of the intestines. They are also caused by gas entrapment especially when bloating is noted as well. Drinking hot water and applying hot water bottle helps break down the gas enabling it to be passed. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after a meal prevents gas build up. A gastroenterologist is best to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: severe) (quality: throbbing sensation), bloating or abdominal fullness and nausea (severity: mild). The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Tender abdomen, Lower abdominal pain, Su

I am experiencing abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: severe) (quality: throbbing sensation), bloating or abdominal fullness and nausea (severity: mild). The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Tender abdomen, Lower abdominal pain, Su

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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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain, Lower abdominal pain, Pain during sex, Bloating or abdominal fullness, and Cramping pelvic pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain, Lower abdominal pain, Pain during sex, Bloating or abdominal fullness, and Cramping pelvic pain. What should I do?

Severe cramps: The symptoms described can be endometriosis, which causes inflammation in the abdomen, and irritation of the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) by cells from uterus bleeding simultaneously with your period, but inside the abdomen. Oral bcp's can alleviate this pain to a great extent, and preserve fertility, since the inflammation causes scar tissue, which causes pain with sex. See your gyn! ...Read more

Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Lower abdominal pain is defined as pain restricted to the abdomen below the ...Read more


Lower Belly Pain (Definition)

This is generally pain that emanates from ...Read more