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Doctor insights on: Middle Upper Abdominal Hardness

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How do you get rid of abdominal hardness?

How do you get rid of abdominal hardness?

Confusing: It depends on what is causing "abdominal hardness." this is not a common description, so if you have this, you need to be examined by a doctor to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Is hardness at the lower abdomen normal in pregnancy?

Is hardness at the lower abdomen normal in pregnancy?

It depends: It depends on the stage of pregnancy and other factors (pain, bleeding, tender to touch, comes and goes, midline or on the side). ...Read more

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Hardness and aching lower right abdominal region?

Hardness and aching lower right abdominal region?

Get evaluated: Don't have much information to go on, but if you have persistent pain and a mass/firmness in your abdomen that should be evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Bleeding on 11/17-18, last sex 11/3 PMS symptoms before bleeding, now hardness on R side of abdomen, negative HPT's. Could I still be pregnant?

Bleeding on 11/17-18, last sex 11/3 PMS symptoms before bleeding, now hardness on R side of abdomen, negative HPT's. Could I still be pregnant?

Pregnancy unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Does UTI cause hardness in lower abdomen and pelvic area?

Does UTI cause hardness in lower abdomen and pelvic area?

UTI: Not usually. If this is happening to you, go and see your doctor and be examined and evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Right lower abdomen pain, little bit of hardness. Feels bruised to put pressure on. What could this mean?

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

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Deep rumbling in lower abdomen. Diarrhea. Some pain. Bloating.. Hardness when I poke on my lower abdomen. Feeling full. IBS?

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