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Doctor insights on: Lower Left Abdominal Pain Below Belly Button

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I have been having upper left abdomen pain. Hurts when I use stomach muscles I think it may be ulcer or hernia. Pain Near belly button too?

I have been having upper left abdomen pain. Hurts when I use stomach muscles I think it may be ulcer or hernia. Pain Near belly button too?

LUQ discomfort: This is not a characteristic symptom of peptic ulcer but a muscular cause is more likely. Simple chronic abdominal muscle strain, umbilical or ventral hernias are possibilities. I recommend an examination by an abdominal surgeon, but if there are digestive issues, a gastroenterologist can be consulted. ...Read more

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Abdominal Surgery (Definition)

Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more


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I am experiencing abdominal pain (quality: stinging or burning sensation, sensation of tearing pain, throbbing sensation) (severity: severe) . The following also describe me: Tender abdomen, Upper abdominal pain, Side pain, Lower abdominal pain, Heartbur

I am experiencing  abdominal pain (quality: stinging or burning sensation, sensation of tearing pain, throbbing sensation) (severity: severe) . The following also describe me: Tender abdomen, Upper abdominal pain, Side pain, Lower abdominal pain, Heartbur

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 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?

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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Burning lower abdominal pain that doesn't dissipate after I go, along with sharp lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes, possibly crohn's?

Burning lower abdominal pain that doesn't dissipate after I go, along with sharp lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes, possibly crohn's?

Possibly: You should definitely consult your primary care physician. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are definitely on the list, however there are are conditions that could do this as well. Based on lab tests, stool tests, a physical exam, and possibly some imaging, your doctors will decide whether you need a colonoscopy, which is a more definitive test for chronic inflammation in the bowel. ...Read more

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I'm 53. Last 2 days with lower left abdominal pain. Persistent, cramp like, somewhat tender abdomen. No bowel issues, no other symptoms ?

I'm 53. Last 2 days with lower left abdominal pain. Persistent, cramp like, somewhat tender abdomen.  No bowel issues, no other symptoms ?

Diverticulitis: Left lower quadrant crampy pain with tenderness is concerning for severe constipation or even possible diverticulitis. Age over 50 with these symptoms increases the concern for diverticulitis. Medical attention should be sought right away with symptoms as described. ...Read more

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Hi. I have lower left abdominal pain. Only when i walk. Or put pressure on my left foot/leg then my lower left abdomen hurts bad?

Hi.  I have lower left abdominal pain. Only when i walk. Or put pressure on my left foot/leg then my lower left abdomen hurts bad?

Abdominal pain: Hi Michelle, Left lower abdominal pain as several potential causes. This could be a referred pain from your back or hip, or could be an abdominal wall issue such as hernia, or intra abdominal issue or even constipation. I suggest you make an appointment with your primary care physician for a more complete history and physical exam. I think this would help you get to the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain after first child, back after second child. Now on right side and lower abdomen above pelvis. Worse with period/full bladder?

Lower left abdominal pain after first child, back after second child. Now on right side and lower abdomen above pelvis. Worse with period/full bladder?

Pubic bone : Sometimes in pregnant women, will have separation of the pubic bone that causes pain and discomfort. This will recur with each pregnancy and results when the Progesterone causes weakening of the ligament. It may last after pregnancy in a few patients and cause more pain. Still, if this isn't the cause, you should talk to your doctor to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left) . The following also describes me: Tender abdomen. What should I do?

I am experiencing  lower abdominal pain (side: left) . The following also describes me: Tender abdomen. What should I do?

See Gyn: It is not uncommon to experience lower abdominal pain in a 27 year old female. In the rt. lower quad if an AP flares up, symptoms start peri umbilically and move to rt. lower quad. On left, pain frequently diverticular in origin but mostly in older patients. In younger patients a ruptured ovarian follicular cyst releases blood which causes pain. If persists see GYN ...Read more

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I am having lower abdominal pain, and pain on my side, and pain on the left/mid abdomen,i also have had pain in my lower/mid back, and cloudy urine?

I am having lower abdominal pain, and pain on my side, and pain on the left/mid abdomen,i also have had pain in my lower/mid back, and cloudy urine?

Get seen: It's hard to say what is going on, you might have a kidney infection or something else. If the pain is constant, or getting worse, or you have fever, vomiting,etc., go to an ER. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left, right) . The following also describe me: Abdominal pain (generalized), Pelvic pain, Tender abdomen, Sudden abdominal pain, Vomiting, and Nausea. What should I do?

I am experiencing  lower abdominal pain (side: left, right) . The following also describe me: Abdominal pain (generalized), Pelvic pain, Tender abdomen, Sudden abdominal pain, Vomiting, and Nausea. What should I do?

Dr. checks appendix: Lower right abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones and kidney stones can also cause pain. One's primary care doctor or an ER doctor can check now. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain on the left side, pain with urination, tender abdomen, side pain, abdominal discomfort, sudden abdominal pain, and abdominal pain but none of: excessive menstrual cramps.

I am experiencing  lower abdominal pain on the left side, pain with urination, tender abdomen, side pain, abdominal discomfort, sudden abdominal pain, and abdominal pain but none of: excessive menstrual cramps.

Get examined: If this is sudden pain as well as tender abdomen and not normal menstural cramps go get seen today.this could be UTI,kidney stone,pneumonia if higher up,ovarian cyst,constipation,diverticulitis,etc.Without more information hard to give an opinion.Therefore need to get seen and examined. ...Read more

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I am experiencing tender abdomen, stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen) and lower abdominal pain (side: left, right) . The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain (generalized), Sudden abdominal pain, and Pelvic pa

I am experiencing  tender abdomen, stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen)  and lower abdominal pain (side: left, right) . The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain (generalized), Sudden abdominal pain, and Pelvic pa

Be checked now....: For sudden abdominal pain, you need to see doctor as soon as possible by following the suggestions described in What and how should we do at feeling sick? in https://ebettercare.com/what-and-how-should-we-do-at-feeling-sick/. Thereby you gain much insights on how to work well with doctor so to reach right diagnosis and care. Clinically, disorders of urinary stone, bowel or ovary twisting, etc..... ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain on the left side, tender abdomen, side pain, abdominal discomfort, sudden abdominal pain, and abdominal pain. I am not experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps, feeling depressed, cramping pelvic pain, or

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain on the left side, tender abdomen, side pain, abdominal discomfort, sudden abdominal pain, and abdominal pain. I am not experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps, feeling depressed, cramping pelvic pain, or

Many body parts...: The left lower abdomen has muscles of the abdominal wall (and the nerves coming out of the spinal cord, going to the muscles), part of the large intestine (colon), the ureter from the left kidney to the bladder, part of the small intestine, the left ovary (lower down), etc... Pain can come from a variety of problems, so anything other than mild brief pain should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain on the left side, abnormal vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods, pelvic pain, tender abdomen, painful menstrual bleeding, cramping pelvic pain, pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps, and abnormal vaginal

I am experiencing  lower abdominal pain on the left side, abnormal vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods, pelvic pain, tender abdomen, painful menstrual bleeding, cramping pelvic pain, pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps, and abnormal vaginal

See a doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be something serious - you need a complete evaluation with a pelvic exam for definitive diagnosis. You would need to be tested for pregnancy and vaginal/pelvic infections to start with. Please visit a doctor. Other things that can cause those symptoms are endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, other masses, or hormonal changes from contraception. ...Read more

Abdominal Cavity (Definition)

This is the part of the body known as the abdomen and would include parts of the pelvis. It contains the most of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary organs. It is separated from the chest or "thoracic ...Read more


Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more