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My girlfriend is having terrible lower abdominal pain?

My girlfriend is having terrible lower abdominal pain?

Severe abdominal: Pain warrants urgent medical evaluation to rule out a surgical abdomen. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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What can I do if my mom is having terrible lower abdominal pain?

What can I do if my mom is having terrible lower abdominal pain?

Call her doctor: If she doesnt have one, go to a walk-in clinic. If it is bad enough, go to an er. ...Read more

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I was having terrible lower abdominal pain and went to poop, nothing happened, wiped, a lot of mucus followed by diarrhea. No insurance should I worry?

I was having terrible lower abdominal pain and went to poop, nothing happened, wiped, a lot of mucus followed by diarrhea. No insurance should I worry?

Diarrhea: If this is a one time episode probably some type of infectious diarrhea. Most of these are self limited and do not need to be seen. Fluids, immodium if needed or Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). If you would get fever, marked pain and cramps especially with bloody diarrhea you should be checked. ...Read more

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I am having terrible pains during my period back pain lower abdominal pain cramps ect what can I do to help with the pain?

I am having terrible pains during my period back pain lower abdominal pain cramps ect what can I do to help with the pain?

Pain meds, hot pads: Usually these problems can be helped with hot pads and nsaids. If your pain is severe, see your primary care or gynecologist and they can help. ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter is having lower abdominal pain, bloating, vaginal discharge, and a terrible vagina odor. What could this be? This never happens.

My 14 year old daughter is having lower abdominal pain, bloating, vaginal discharge, and a terrible vagina odor. What could this be? This never happens.

See a Gyn : Abnormal , uncommon infection likely but here are several possibilities that must be clarified with exam, cultures, sometimes biopsies. ...Read more

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Hello sir/mam, me and my girlfriend had sex, after the first session she had an i pill after 2 hours of sex and she had lower abdominal pain. The next?

Hello sir/mam, me and my girlfriend had sex, after the first session she had an i pill after 2 hours of sex and she had lower abdominal pain. The next?

Unclear question: If she misses her period by more than 4-5 days, do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless she get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If she does not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. She may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. She should get HPV vaccine. ...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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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


Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Lower abdominal pain is defined as pain restricted to the abdomen below the ...Read more