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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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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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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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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I go from laying down too sitting up and when when I try too move to get comfortable while laying down. Doesn't seem to bother me any other time.?

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I go from laying down too sitting up and when when I try too move to get comfortable while laying down. Doesn't seem to bother me any other time.?

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 but nevertheless concerning. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I sneeze, whilst sitting and laying down.?

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain when I sneeze, whilst sitting and laying down.?

Varies: Multiple possibilities, consider being seen for accurate diagnosis. When you sneeze, that increases your abdominal pressure, which can make many abdominal conditions more symptomatic, so it is kind of a non specific complaint. A hernia is just one example of many conditions that can become more symptomatic when intra abdominal pressure is increased. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain and pressure last night I was fine. I had been sitting at the computer for about an hour. I got up to go to bed and I felt like I was having a baby. The pain and pressure in my pelvic was unreal. (i have 5 children) I laid down and th

You: You need to be evaluated by your doctor and have a complete evaluation. It could be caused by an intestinal issue, or it could be an ovarian cause as you still have your tubes in place. If your pain has continued, or if you have fever or vomiting, then go to the emergency room for a complete evaluation. ...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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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 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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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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Severe lower abdominal pain, swelling, and trouble walking or sitting. Would seeing an acupunturist help?

Start with....: If you have new onset severe abdominal pain please go to your nearest emergency room for evaluation to rule out surgical problems. If the problem is more chronic then that, please still start with a comprehensive evaluation by your physician to determine cause. Your sxs sound serious. Start with standard evaluation. Depending on findings, acupuncture may be of benefit. D/w your physician. ...Read more

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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

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

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Lower back and lower abdominal pain that radiates down legs. Low left ab sharp pain (like something's there) and goes down leg. What could it be?

Lower back and lower abdominal pain that radiates down legs. Low left ab sharp pain (like something's there) and goes down leg. What could it be?

Pelvic pain?: This sounds like something is compressing on your sacral nerves internally, or perhaps chronic nerve damage from the previous Caesarean section surgery. I suggest you see both an OB and pain specialist to pinpoint what this could be ...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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I have lower abdominal pain going down to both sides of the scrotum. Since last4 days. It is relieved after rest. Present also while walking. Plz help?

Possible hernias: Symptoms of scrotal pain relieved by rest is suggestive of inguinal hernias. I suggest you contact your primary care physician and get examined. ...Read more

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Hi im pregnant having sharp pain on right side of abdomen and lower abdominal pain just curious if you know what's wrong I also am dizzy just sitting?

Hi im pregnant having sharp pain on right side of abdomen and lower abdominal pain just curious if you know what's wrong I also am dizzy just sitting?

Need to know more: Main concern in early pregnancy is tubal location. If this is already known to be uterine from prior visits or ultrasound, other much less serious causes are likely. ...Read more

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I'm not pregnant. I got my tubes tied 2 years ago. I have been having lower abdominal pain with rectal pressure worse when sitting for about 4 days?

I'm not pregnant. I got my tubes tied 2 years ago. I have been having lower abdominal pain with rectal pressure worse when sitting for about 4 days?

Rectal pressure: You should have an evaluation by your internist. They will perform an abdominal examination and if they think appropriate, a digital rectal examination. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain more on right side two inches below rib cage gurgling noises can press down its tender and can feel movement of gas this is daily?

Lower abdominal pain more on right side two inches below rib cage gurgling noises can press down its tender and can feel movement of gas this is daily?

Just below the rib-: -cage is the hepatic flexure of the ascending colon. It is not unusual to feel this, especially if you are thin. It is just gas passing stool in the colon. No worry. ...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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My Son is experiencing lower abdominal pain, pain shooting down the leg, hallucinations, painful bowel movements, difficult stools and diarrhea?

My Son is experiencing lower abdominal pain, pain shooting down the leg, hallucinations, painful bowel movements, difficult stools and diarrhea?

Be seen asap: Please have the patient be seen promptly! With all of the symptoms noted from different organ systems, he needs to be brought to attention ASAP. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain?

What can cause lower abdominal pain?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of lower abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, hernias, etc... ...Read more

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How can you ease lower abdominal pain?

Depends on the cause: To find relief from any pain in lower abdomen you need to know what is causing the pain. We can only know thae cause of pain by getting a detailed history and doing a physical exam. And if need be doing some tests some time, like blood, urine, stool and/or imaging like ct scan/ultrasound exam etc
so if pain is persistant get it checked by your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling lower abdominal pain?

Many reasons: Pregnancy can cause pain if it is not in the uterus. Ovarian cysts, endometriosis, diverticulosis and fibroids can cause pain as well. See your gynecologist first for evaluation since most are gyn issues. ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain, what to do?

Abdominal pain: There are many type of abdominal pain. You should specify location, duration, severity, associated symptoms, etc. For more intelligent response. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdominal pain in men?

Many things: Testicular issues, herniae, colon (constipation), bladder (cystitis) or appendiceal issues. Muscle strain. Inflamed lymph nodes. See your primary md for a thorough eval. ...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)

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