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What are the causes of lower abdominal pain in women?

What are the causes of lower abdominal pain in women?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause lower abdominal pain in women. Constipation, irritable bowel, colitis, bladder infection, bladder cystitis, ovarian cysts or tumors, uterine fibroids, kidney stones, pregnancy, appendix, falllopian tube infections or blockages. I am sure I am forgetting some. Need a full medical history and physical examination. ...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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Is left lower abdominal pain in women usually ovary?

Is left lower abdominal pain in women usually ovary?

Could be: Ovary, ureteral stone, hernia, diverticular disease, or constipation. Examination and some testing will correctly make the diagnosis. Early diagnosis of any of these problems is best. Don't delay. Rarely it can be tumor as well. ...Read more

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Does ER evaluate right lower abdominal pain in women?

Does ER evaluate right lower abdominal pain in women?

Yes: Especially to r/o possibility of ectopic pregnancy, tuboovarian abscess if patient has fever with pain. Nauseas and vomiitng maybe present if the abscess is significant. Also torsion of ovary, endometriosis of ovary- a condition in which the inner lining of uterus being present in other locations other than inside of uetrine cavity like ovaries(chocolate cysts), fallopian tubes, pelvic surfaces, org. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain in women?

What can cause lower abdominal pain in women?

Gut, gyn, urinary: Those are the top 3 sources; neurologic less common. Among those are many, many causes. Depends on age, duration, location, quality of pain, e.g. Sharp, stabbing, dull, associated symptoms, etc. See your doc to figure out. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain in a woman after urinasion, came right after a uti. ?

Depends: Could be bladder spasm, could be uterus/tubes painful because of pelvic infection. Make sure urine is checked also via a culture (so antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be identified and proper treatment prescribed). ...Read more

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I have an appointment with a surgeon for lower abdominal pain.I'm 53 year old female.What should I expect at this appointment?

Abdominal Pain: Your doctor with examine you and obtain a detailed history about your pain and associated factors. He may order blood tests and some imaging such as a ct scan or an abdominal xray. If you have not had a screening colonoscopy, it may be appropriate to discuss that with your doctor at this time. ...Read more

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I have sharp lower abdominal pain like right below my belly button, It's so sharp that I have to be still or it'll hurt worse if I move. I am female?

I have sharp lower abdominal pain like right below my belly button, It's so sharp that I have to be still or it'll hurt worse if I move. I am female?

Seek care urgently: You may have a very serious problem. Please go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care center. It sounds urgent enough that you may want to go by ambulance. ...Read more

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What could cause lower abdominal pain on the right side? 29 female, pain started 2days, hurts after i pee and walk

What could cause lower abdominal pain on the right side? 29 female, pain started 2days, hurts after i pee and walk

UTI/Kidney Stone: You may want to go see a doctor, if your lower abdomen continues to hurt and you have have tight pain around the kidneys, you may have a UTI or a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Hi im a female who is Im having a sharp , lower abdominal pain thats heading to my back. I have been feeling weak and nauseous.Also a clear discharge?

Hi im a female who is Im having a sharp , lower abdominal pain thats heading to my back. I have been feeling weak and nauseous.Also a clear discharge?

Gynecologist: These symptoms could be due to pelvic pathology. A gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate you and if pelvic disease is ruled out, he/she will refer you to the proper specialist in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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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