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Lower Left Abdominal Hardness
I keep getting hardness and swelling in my lower abdomen, i'm not gassy or constipated, it often feels like i'm really full, any ideas?
Many possibilities: Possibilities are from nothing to things like a full bladder if you retain urine, large uterus, fluid in abdominal wall or inside. Bloating is nonspecific and makes me think of gastritis which could make your stomach feel full, make you burpy and have indigestion. Some problems in small intestine could also cause bloating. As you can see, you need a good consultation with a doctor. ...Read more
UTI: Not usually. If this is happening to you, go and see your doctor and be examined and evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
Right lower abdomen pain, little bit of hardness. Feels bruised to put pressure on. What could this mean?
RLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more
Slight pressure lower abdomen&slight pain when sitting up. Mild hardness but I've lost weight so I think I feel my abs. Neg preg test. Is this hernia?
Could be: The only way to know is to examine you. ...Read more
Deep rumbling in lower abdomen. Diarrhea. Some pain. Bloating.. Hardness when I poke on my lower abdomen. Feeling full. IBS?
Abdominal pain: Constipation can produce all of these things . The workup and recommendations is totally related to the patient's age. Under age 40, it is most certainly constipation or IBS. If over 40, then additional workup, such as colonoscopy would be recommended to make sure something else isnt going on. ...Read more
I feel hardness and movement in my lower abdomen and i feel pressure when laying on my stomach like i'm preg. Could this be caused by constipation?
30yr F, Abdominal bloating and pain and sometimes hardness on the left side, no period for 2yrs after baby, very infrequent stools. Any advice?
Constipation: Initial management in the treatment of constipation include dietary fiber and bulk-forming laxatives such as psyllium or methylcellulose, together with adequate fluids. Forpatients who do not respond poorly to fiber, an osmotic laxative could be tried. Other options include stool softeners, stimulant laxatives (bisacodyl, senna). ...Read more
I have pain in lower abdomen, and hardness in the stomach, pain, hard stool, i think I have a gas problem or swelling in my stomach. Plz give answer?
High fiber: You may have irritable bowel syndrome or simple constipation. In either case, you can get better by increasing your dietary fiber. An easy way to do that is to eat at least one cup of high fiber (meaning at least 5 grams of fiber per cup) cereal each day. Example: 1 cup of raisin bran every day. Other good ones are kashi cereals, all bran, any of the fiber one products. ...Read more
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