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I have lower abdominal pain on my left side only that is worse when lying down. Other than a kidney stone, could it be something else? No other symp

I have lower abdominal pain on my left side only that is worse when lying down.  Other than a kidney stone, could it be something else?  No other symp

Need ultrasound: Abdominal pain may suggest different causes, because the abdomen has many organs. You could have a left-sided ovarian cyst for example. Other causes also exist like diverticulitis or endometriosis or a fibroid. See your doc for an ultrasound or ct scan if needed. ...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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I have lower abdominal pain that feels like a lower cramp. It is only relieved by laying down. What should i do?

I have lower abdominal pain that feels like a lower cramp. It is only relieved by laying down. What should i do?

Need context please: You haven't shared your age, co-morbidities, current medications, test results, if pregnant, nor the severity, timing, & precipitating factors regarding your "cramping" as described. The short answer is get evaluated, but more information may help better target an answer for you. ...Read more

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The er dr just told me may have colitis. Is it contagious. Symptoms were lower abdominal pain cramps when standing fever and loose watery stool. When laying down very little pain.

The er dr just told me may have colitis. Is it contagious. Symptoms were lower abdominal pain cramps when standing fever and loose watery stool. When laying down very little pain.

Colitis: Colitis is a nonspecific term that denotes inflammation/irritation of the colon. It can be from a viral,bacterial,parasitic infection. It can be due to irritable bowel,food intolerance(gluten,lactose,excess roughage),medications or autoimmune disease. Avoid harsh roughage,take kaopectate and Tylenol, (acetaminophen)drink fluids and see your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I've lower abdominal pain, with pain radiating down both thighs. What could this be?

I've lower abdominal pain, with pain radiating down both thighs. What could this be?

Multiple reasons: Multiple reasons, most commonly ibs. This is a functional problem of the colon with symptoms of pain, bloating, diarrhea or constipation or both. You should change your diet, add some extra fiber, avoid fatty or fried foods, dairy products and careful with caffeine and alcohol. If symptoms persists, go with your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain that increase on moving also it radiates downward what are the possible causes ?

Lower abdominal pain that increase on moving also it radiates downward what are the possible causes ?

Too many things: Without more history ; a physical exam it is very hard to guess. Many things such as muscle pain, nerve pain, ovary, constipation, pregnancy, urinary infection, cystitis, colitis, etc. Need to see a doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having strong lower abdominal pain but mostly if i push down on my stomach also not eating like normal. Also hurts when I use the bathroom #2. What could be wrong?

I have been having strong lower abdominal pain but mostly if i push down on my stomach also not eating like normal. Also hurts when I use the bathroom #2. What could be wrong?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities. You really do need to be examined to find out the cause of your pain. As a general rule of thumb, any pain in the abdominal area that is significant and lasts more than four hours should be evaluated in an emergency room setting. Possibilities include diverticulitis , crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, tumors, infections, polyps, hemorrhoids causing the pain when youdefecate. Ulcerative colitis is also possible.Please get evaluated by your family doctor and gastroenterologist if not by the emergency room physician. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if i had lower abdominal pain on my left side but now it has moved to the middle and it hurts when i sit down or pee?

What could be wrong if i had lower abdominal pain on my left side but now it has moved to the middle and it hurts when i sit down or pee?

Possible UTI: If you have had several days of persistent lower abdominal pain and now you are having discomfort when urinating, you have a urinary tract infection until proven otherwise. There are certainly lots of other possibilities, but this is the first thing to exclude. ...Read more

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I suddenly have severe lower abdominal pain, in the middle. I can hardly walk. I tried sitting down and a sharp pain went up my backside (butt).

I suddenly have severe lower abdominal pain,  in the middle. I can hardly walk. I tried sitting down and a sharp pain went up my backside (butt).

Abdominal pain: abdominal pain is difficult to diagnose in just 140 characters. If the pain is severe enough that you can't stand up straight, I would recommend going to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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Achy diffuse lower abdominal pain-comes and goes. Not the same as gas pain. Hurt so bad I have to lay down. Laying on stomach helps. What could it be?

Achy diffuse lower abdominal pain-comes and goes. Not the same as gas pain. Hurt so bad I have to lay down. Laying on stomach helps. What could it be?

You need a good...: ...physical exam please--something we can't provide you through this vehicle. What you describe is nonspecific for any one particular disease. ...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