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I am a 58 y/o female. For the past four days I have had lower abdominal pain, constipation, and yellowish mucus from the rectum when I try a bm.

I am a 58 y/o female.  For the past four days I have had lower abdominal pain, constipation, and yellowish mucus from the rectum when I try a bm.

See your doctor: Mucous stool is not the normal. See your doctor. It could be a change from antibiotics or other things. It could be the onset of inflammatory bowel disease. This has an occurance in young and old age groups. 1-2 days of abdominal pain you might get by but 4 days is too long. Tell your doctor if anything makes it better or worse. At 58 you should have already had a screening colonoscopy. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Masturbation causing lower abdominal pain and constipation?

Masturbation causing lower abdominal pain and constipation?

Anything's possible: ...but you may want to consider alternative cause for the symptoms you mentioned. Evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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What would the workup b 4 right lower abdominal pain, bloating, constipation/loose stools, lower back ache, pressure in abdomen?

What would the workup b 4 right lower abdominal pain, bloating, constipation/loose stools, lower back ache, pressure in abdomen?

An understanding of: anatomy, more detailed history about specifics, careful examination focusing on probabilities along with educating you about the issues, options for differentiation of possible reasons, treatment options & how to evaluate them, along with timing issues & likely outcomes of many different options. Seek out assistance worthy of your trust; may be difficult to find due to knowledge, time & $ issues. ...Read more

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I have sharp left lower abdominal pain. No diarrhea, constipation, gas. What can this be? 24 yr old female.

I have sharp left lower abdominal pain. No diarrhea, constipation, gas. What can this be? 24 yr old female.

Lower abd. pain: Left lower abdominal pain- need a physical exam including a pelvic exam to accurately diagnose. Since you do not have any GI symptoms they may be unlikely but not completely ruled out. Another possibility ovarian or fallopian tube diseases. Please get checked. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen pain and hard when touched, constipation, pale stool, cramping, has been this was for atleast 2 months?

Lower abdomen pain and hard when touched, constipation, pale stool, cramping, has been this was for atleast 2 months?

Pale stool: Need to see your PCP or a gastroenterologist. Especially after 2 months. Need xray, labs, etc. Start some probiotics in the meantime. ...Read more

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Can a person ve IBS without Ever having constipation, or bloating?i had lower abdomen pain,dihorrea[once p/day loose, bad smelling stools for 6 weeks]

Can a person ve IBS without Ever having constipation, or bloating?i had lower abdomen pain,dihorrea[once p/day loose, bad smelling stools for 6 weeks]

Diarrhea type IBS: There is also described a diarrhea type IBS, but the rather sudden onset in your case suggests a different cause for your symptoms. Would definitely recommend that you seek medical attention for your symptoms. ...Read more

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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


Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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