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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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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 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'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 worse when standing. Am not sexually active had a complete hysterectomy 2 years ago. Any thoughts on what this could be?

Lower abdominal pain worse when standing. Am not sexually active had a complete hysterectomy 2 years ago. Any thoughts on what this could be?

Hernia?: I would have your doctor examine you and see if it could be a hernia

i do not limit my patients that have this problem from exercising so that if needed they can attempt weight loss before surgery. ...Read more

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Upper lower abdominal pain worse with bowl movement. Runny stools but wen have firm there are indents. Mucus and sometimes blood in stools.

Upper lower abdominal pain worse with bowl movement. Runny stools but wen have firm there are indents. Mucus and sometimes blood in stools.

May be significant: Abdomenal pain with runny stools in your age group could indicate inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). Blood in stools is always abnormal. You need a colonoscopy at the minimum and this could tell the tale. It may be something as simple as hemorrhoids, but with runny stools, especially if there is weight loss, is more indicative of ibd. See a good gastroenterologist or colo-rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain- gets worse when I stand up! What is going on?

Lower abdominal pain- gets worse when I stand up! What is going on?

See below: This type of abdominal pain could represent anything from appendicitis to gas. If you can keep fluids down and your fever under control, you should be fine. If not, see your family doctor. ...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 have a lower abdominal pain on the left side it's been a week started off as a dull pain but has got worse what can it be?

Anything: Pain in the left abdomen in otherwise healthy female could be a long list of things Digestive like colon and diverticulosis and constipation or Female like an ovarian cyst or Urologic like infection or stone as you can see it could be a list of thing go and see your doctor might be able to help hope that is helpful thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain nearly all the time but it is worse in the morning upon waking and worse when I bend over or squat.

Many possibilities: You really need to talk to your doctor and be examined. Bladder infection, ovarian issues, appendicitis, hernia... it's a long list of possibilities and the doctor will ask you for more information, examine you, check your urine and consider lab or imaging tests that may be helpful. ...Read more

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I feel sick I have right lower abdominal pain I have a history of pain but it's worse now than ever before what could be wrong?

I feel sick I have right lower abdominal pain I have a history of pain but it's worse now than ever before what could be wrong?

More info needed: Persistent right lower abdominal discomfort could be due to an inflamed appendix, an inflamed segment of intestine (ileitis) or right ovarian problems. If the discomfort is persistent and/or worsening, it definitely calls for an examination by your physician who would order the appropriate blood tests, ultrasound, etc. ...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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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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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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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 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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5 weeks post cesarean/tubal. Lower abdominal pain started on left but now on both sides. Any movement makes pain worse.

Need exam/tests: There is no way to know what is causing the pain without an exam and some tests. You will need to see your doc to find out what is going on. Best wishes! ...Read more

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A week after my period I started getting lower abdominal pain and some pain in my lower back. It is made worse when coughing?

A week after my period I started getting lower abdominal pain and some pain in my lower back. It is made worse when coughing?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...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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My lower abdominal pain got worse, moving towards the right. I can't sleep, est, walk, caugh, without it hurting. Been going on for a week. Help?

Get checked: Sharp abdominal pain may be related to ovarian cyst (several types) or function. If it moves to the right lower quadrant, it could be appendicitis. Have your family physician examine you, and determine if ct scan is necessary. Do not wait too long, or you risk a rupture of the appendix, with severe infection (sepsis). ...Read more

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I started experiencing pelvic pain six weeks ago and now it became worse. I also have lower abdominal pain and foul smelling vaginal discharge.?

I started experiencing pelvic pain six weeks ago and now it became worse. I also have lower abdominal pain and foul smelling vaginal discharge.?

Many possible reason: For experiencing pelvic pain, lower abdominal pain and a foul smelling vaginal discharge. A vaginal infection such as BV - bacterial vaginosis, a bladder infection, a uterine infection, for instance. Best to see a doctor to determine if there is an infection and get it treated. ...Read more

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Had a CT done late last week due to right lower abdominal pain. Thought possible appendicitis. Results normal. Pain worse today. Could it be append.?

Had a CT done late last week due to right lower abdominal pain. Thought possible appendicitis. Results normal. Pain worse today. Could it be append.?

It could still: Be appendicitis. Or it could be any number of other problems, not evident on CT scan done earlier. Follow up with your doctor, if you continue to have pain. ...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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Minimal lower abdominal pain the gets worse when going to the bathroom. Gets so bad I barely stand up straight. No fever just the pain.? Uti

Visit your doctor: It is not clear if your symptoms are related to bowel movements or to urination? Uti will cause frequent urination for small amounts of urine and it will hurt when the you urinate. If there is no urine trouble then you need to see your doctor to find out what is wrong in your belly? Bowel inflammation or constipation. A medical exam can help you to solve the problems. ...Read more

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Strong Vaginal Pain during/after intercourse, strong lower abdominal pain even the next day; any movement makes it worse. What could be causing this?

Strong Vaginal Pain during/after intercourse, strong lower abdominal pain even the next day; any movement makes it worse. What could be causing this?

See details: There are far too many possible causes to discuss that properly here. In addition, it would probably make you more concerned if you saw the list. My suggestion is that you make an appointment with a GYN that is comfortable with evaluating sexual pain. This type of problem requires a detailed history and physical. ...Read more

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I have left lower abdominal pain made worse by sex and after urination, had a cyst before that was removed. I now also have piles but no constipation. Is there any relation between the two?

I have left lower abdominal pain made worse by sex and after urination, had a cyst before that was removed. I now also have piles but no constipation. Is there any relation between the two?

LLQ pain: Left lower abdominal discomfort after sexual activity and urination suggests an abdominal muscle strain. Another possibility is some degree of pelvic congestion. If you have no associated bowel symptoms I doubt an intestinal cause. The presence of hemorrhoids is nonspecific and they should not play a role in abdominal symptoms. Have a rectopelvic examination by your gynecologist and a urinalysis. ...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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Is it gastritis or an ulcer? I have sharp middle/lower abdominal pain that is worse after I eat and at night with nausea and diarrhea.

Is it gastritis or an ulcer? I have sharp middle/lower abdominal pain that is worse after I eat and at night with nausea and diarrhea.

It can be either: We can not tell you what it is withput getting history in detail as to how long you have had these syptoms and if you have tried any over the counter medicine and what gives you the relief.
You should get it checked by your doctor as it can be gastritis or an Ulcer as symptoms can be overlapping. You may need a consult with Gastroenterologist and may need Endoscopy ...Read more

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Severe lower abdominal pain, radiating to back % thighs, 5 days straight, feels exactly like my period pain but much worse almost unbearable.

Severe lower abdominal pain, radiating to back % thighs, 5 days straight, feels exactly like my period pain but much worse almost unbearable.

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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