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Doctor insights on: Pain Across Lower Abdomen In Women

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What causes pain in the lower abdomen in women?

What causes pain in the lower abdomen in women?

Many causes.: Pelevic organs, including ovaries, uterus, bladder. Colonic issues, including diverticulosis. The only way to correctly diagnosis this is to have a thorough history and physical, and then guided labwork or x-rays. Too many issues to be more specific! ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus (belly button) from one side of the abdomen ...Read more


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What could be the cause of pains in lower abdomen in women?

What could be the cause of pains in lower abdomen in women?

See below: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sharp pains in the lower abdomen of a female?

What are the causes of sharp pains in the lower abdomen of a female?

Severe ABD pain = ER: Lower abdominal pain in women might have causes such as appendicitis, bladder infection or inflammation, inguinal hernia, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, kidney stone or infection, cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, ovarian cyst, aortic aneurysm, injury and intestinal obstruction of the GI tract just to mention a few. ...Read more

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Please describe a good way to flatten your lower abdomen, for females?

Please describe a good way to flatten your lower abdomen, for females?

Generalized weight: Loss. For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more

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Would like to have reasons for left lower abdomen pain in women?

Would like to have reasons for left lower abdomen pain in women?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of 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 left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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Causes of pain in lower abdomen in females?

Causes of pain in lower abdomen in females?

Colon? Bladder? Gyne: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? Bladder infections, endometriosis, fibroids, see ur md if if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. ...Read more

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What causes pain in lower abdomen in female?

What causes pain in lower abdomen in female?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I found 7 dark spots on my lower abdomen just randomly I'm a dark skinned woman and only 19?

I found 7 dark spots on my lower abdomen just randomly I'm a dark skinned woman and only 19?

Can't tell: It's almost impossible to diagnose skin rashes based on descriptions. Someone would need to see the spots to know what they are. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a women lower abdomen to hurt after sex? And still the next day? What can the cause of this pain be?

Is it normal for a women lower abdomen to hurt after sex? And still the next day? What can the cause of this pain be?

Not usually: Unless the sex was extremely rough, it's not usual to have abdominal pain afterwards. Some infections can present with pelvic pain. Please see your primary care or obgyn physician for exam and help. ...Read more

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What could cause distended lower abdomen that feels heavy, is painful to the touch, and looks slightly sunburned? Person is female and 51 years old.

What could cause distended lower abdomen that feels heavy, is painful to the touch, and looks slightly sunburned? Person is female and 51 years old.

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she can evaluate your abdomen to see what's going on. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lower abdomen fat for women?

How can I get rid of lower abdomen fat for women?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I am a fourteen years old female having severe pain in the left side of my lower abdomen please what can it be?

I am a fourteen years old female having severe pain in the left side of my lower abdomen please what can it be?

See Physician: Pain in the left lower abdomen can be due to several things given your age. Constipation is a VERY common cause of abdominal pain in adolescents. Other causes in adolescent females include ovarian cyst, a ruptured cyst or ovarian torsion (when the ovary twists and cuts off blood flow to itself), and infection in the pelvis. If the pain is severe, see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm a 31 year old woman who have been experiencing a pulse feeling in lower abdomen. Its off and on. What is this?

I'm a 31 year old woman who have been experiencing a pulse feeling in lower abdomen. Its off and on. What is this?

May be normal: THis may simply be a normal artery like the aorta. This can be felt in thin people or in those without thick or big abdominal muscles. If you are concerned see a doctor, certainly see one if there is any pain associated. A simple ultrasound can give you the annswer ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my lower abdomen on the right side. Present for about 3 days. It seems to be worse when I am standing. I am female. Any thoughts? Thank you

I have a dull ache in my lower abdomen on the right side. Present for about 3 days. It seems to be worse when I am standing. I am female. Any thoughts? Thank you

See your doctor.: There are many things that can cause right lower sided abdominal pain in a young woman. Since it is worse with standing, however, it should be evaluated by your doctor. It is not likely, but always possible that you could have appendicitis, and that needs to be looked at. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello doc, what caused vibrating sensation at a woman's lower abdomen? Tanks

Hello doc, what caused vibrating sensation at a woman's lower abdomen? Tanks

Bowels or baby: There are only 2 things I'm aware of that might cause a sensation of movement in a woman's abdomen: her bowels or a baby. ...Read more

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What is causing this on and off cramping and pain in my lower abdomen? Female, 32

What is causing this on and off cramping and pain in my lower abdomen? Female, 32

Lots of things: Anything that makes your uterus sore can cause cramping, with or without a menstrual cycle. Infections are common. So is endometriosis.
If the problem continues, go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling fluttering and twinges in my lower abdomen-16 sexually active female?

Why am I feeling fluttering and twinges in my lower abdomen-16 sexually active female?

16yr old/sexual: There are several possibilities. Are you practicing safe sex and are you on birth control pills? The question is whether or not you have a sexually transmitted disease, a pregnancy or some other disorder. You need to be medically evaluated. If you continue to have sex, please be sure you learn all about being safe. If you cannot see a doctor call Planned Parenthood. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for lower abdomen and groin pain in 57 year old woman?

What could be the reason for lower abdomen and groin pain in 57 year old woman?

See a Provider: Low abdominal pain could be trouble for a 57 year old woman. Please take her to a provider who can check her pelvic structures and colon. Kidney stones can also cause this type of pain. She needs a work up now! ...Read more

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53, female had complete hysterectomy yrs ago. Having constant drawing pain on my right lower abdomen. What can it be?

See your doc: You need an exam. There are many causes of pain in that area. They could be from an ovary or from your bowels (appendix, diverticulitis, etc). Your doctor can help by asking about bowel, bladder, sexual pain, and performing an exam. Sometimes an ultrasound or other test may be necessary. ...Read more

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18 year old female experiencing mild lower back, lower abdomen, and side pain (especially left side) for over 2 weeks.

Diffuse pain: See a human doc and give him/her a thorough history and detailed physical examination. That is the key to good medicine! You may be asked to have a laboratory exam and imaging (ultrasound or MRI, etc) exams and possibly see a specialist if he's stumped. Hopefully in the words of Frank Mankowicz (in "Casablanca") "This may be the beginning of a beautiful relationship." ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen for a few days, getting worse. I've already had my appendix removed so I know it's not that. What could it be? I'm a female

Pain in lower abdomen for a few days, getting worse. I've already had my appendix removed so I know it's not that. What could it be? I'm a female

Many things: Pain in the RLQ could be many things a kidney stone or infection. Ovaries. Problems from a cyst to a bleeding or ruptured cyst or it could be a GI problems so if pain persiste go and see a doctor ...Read more

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During intercourse (woman on top) I have experienced pain inside by lower abdomen, possibly by my ovaries. It's intense. Normal or something wrong?

During intercourse (woman on top) I have experienced pain inside by lower abdomen, possibly by my ovaries. It's intense. Normal or something wrong?

Positional: Some women do experience pain with intercourse. It is many times a positional issue. If you don't experience this pain in other positions, I would suggest that this is normal for you, and to use those positions that give you the least amount of pain and the most pleasure, . ...Read more

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I'm a female feeling naseous for a week, pain in lower abdomen, feeling bloated and fatigue.?

I'm a female feeling naseous for a week, pain in lower abdomen, feeling bloated and fatigue.?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms are not specific for any one problem, so a doctor (primary care or ob-gyn) should evaluate if the symptoms don't go away quickly, or if they happen again or increase in severity. Sometimes, mild viral infections can cause people's "non-specific" symptoms. Other times, there is actually something else going on inside the body, such as from the intestines, kidneys, female organs, etc.. ...Read more