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Right Side Stomach Hard
I've had my first intercourse without any protection I have been feeling bad back pains, cramps, and the right side of my stomach is hard. Could I be preg?
Not specific enough: It is too difficult to answer your question. Most doctors can give you a very long discussion of possibilities but that wouldn't help you and will just scare you. The easiest and safest answer is to be examined by your primary care doctor. This will help guide your answer b. ...Read more
The top of my stomach is firm and I get random sharp pains around my stomach sides and all. What is that?
Spasm of stom wall: Firmness, spasm, pain of any part of the gut/ gastrointestinal tract is caused by the muscular part of the gut going into spasm, either due to irritation from some food, too much acid, or obstruction of normal movement (peristalsis). If persists more than few days, or fever, vomiting, doubled over in pain occurs, see physician. May try stopping alcohol, caffeine, hot spicy foods, tomatoes 1st. ...Read more
Can thin people feel their colon? Right side of my abdomen feels firmer than the left side. Should I be concerned or is this normal?
See below: Probably nothing to worry about but you may want a physician to examine you. ...Read more
I got hit mostly on the right side of my stomach with a volleyball really hard. It hurt a lot at first then the pain got better. Any damage or impact?
See answer: Your abdominal muscles will protect your internal organs in most cases. If your not having any ongoing pain or symptoms you are ok ...Read more
My abdomen is hard and I get pains in the upper area and the sides sometimes. When I push on it it hurts but only down the middle. What could it be?
Several things: Your symptoms are non specific and could be gallbladder if it is r upper abdomen. Nothing beats an exam and you should go see a physician asap. ...Read more
Right side of my stomach is extremely hard and there is a sharp pain constantly. What can I do for this?
See a physician: You need to be examined by a physician. It could be any number of things. ...Read more
Keep having a hard time using the restroom and getting a sharp pain in lower left side stomach. Should I be worried?
Constipation: Consider magnesium citrate. It's over the counter. ...Read more
I'm having a problem with the right side of my stomach where my ovary is. It is constantly hard and I wasn't sure why.
My right top side of my stomach is hard in a little hard.... What does that mean? I just want to know before I go to the dr.
Need to see: I'm really sorry I can't give you more info on a forum like this. Please understand that there are countless things that can give similar symptoms. There are the ones that are likely and the not so likely things but in the end it requires is to sit and speak and to have an exam to evaluate. ...Read more
I have pain in the middle of my back, specifically the right side. Also my stomach is bloated and feels hard. What is wrong with me?
Gall bladder: Right sided back discomfort and abdominal bloating may be due to gall bladder pathology. Even though you don't have abdominal pain, it could still be a gall bladder problem. I recommend that you have an evaluation by your physician who will order the appropriate tests if he/she deems them advisable. In the meantime avoid fried and fatty foods. Heat to abdomen helps bloating. Kidney stone a possibi ...Read more
I noticesoft lomp in my left upper abdomen on my rib. Its not hard but I never noticed it beforee. The left side of my abdomen sticks out more.?
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
My girlfriend & I had protected sex 13 days ago. Now she is experiencing pain on her left side of her stomach, she has a bloated & a hard stomach.
Recently noticed a very tender area on the mid right side of abdomen. The area seems hard. Have not been coughing or working out. What could it be?
I suddenly have a purplish black and blue on my left mid abdomen side. Hard upon touch, not hurting. Didn't hit against anything. Should I be concern?
Ecchymosis: An ecchymosis is a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm. It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it does't resolve or you keep getting more spots see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm 31 yr old f, bm is always hard & similar to giving birth. Before bm, I get sharp pains on left side of abdomen that stop me in my tracks in tears.?
Chronic constipation: This is not normal and certainly does not sound comfortable. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a nice gentle over the counter treatment you can try. You may consider seeing a GI doctor too to help improve your bowel function. Dr. Andrew shea is in your area near keller and he is excellent. ...Read more
What is wrong with me? I am 22 years old. I have pain in my right testicle up through my lower right abdomen, my lower right side and back. The pain seems too be all connected and really just feels like I was hit in my testicle really hard, but the pain w
Hello.: Hello. I don't know the cause of your pain. Pain can radiate to the testes from abdominal sources like renal calculi and hernias. Abdominal pain can sometimes perceed testicular pain in testicular torsion. Here are possible sources of pain: epididymitis; hydrocele; inguinal hernia; kidney stones; testicular injury; testicular torsion; varicocele or a uurinary tract infection. It isn't possible to tell if this from an abdominal or testicular source. Due to the severity of the pain, I recommend you go to the emergency room to be evaluated. ...Read more
LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq symptoms as described. ...Read more
I have heaviness in my abdomen I can also push downon it an feel like a hard round knot, I have sudden pains in abdomen n sometumes in my side,?
Hard to say: A good history and physical exam are what is needed here. Please make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a hard knot like area on the lower left side of abdomen, been there for around 14 years but has gotten bigger over the years. No pain or discomf?
Overdue: This is not my area of expertise, but I must say that you are 14 years overdue to have this examined and, if necessary, treated. Consider this your engraved invitation...Call your physician now. ...Read more
You can't lose fat: Only on specific spots. But generalized weight loss is often helpful. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. ...Read more
Get it checked: Small swollen lymph nodes and GI symptoms could be related to virus such as cold, flu, or gastroenteritis (although this does not usually cause swollen lymph nodes). If a lymph node feels hard, fixed in place, and does not go away within a week, it should be checked by a doctor to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more
My left side of my stomach feels harder than my right also it goes down to my ovary where my ovarie aches?
Large intestine: The left lower area of the abdomen is where the large colon turns into the rectum. Often stool backs up in that area and can be felt as a hard area. But it's also possible that there is a gynecological issue with the uterus or ovary so best to be checked if it stays there. If it's stool it will go away with a bowel movement. ...Read more
My girlfriend just had her gallbladder removed last Thursday. Last night she noticed a hard lump on the right side of her abdomen.
Trocar site: If it's at a trocar site and not red/inflamed then it's normal, If not then consult your surgeon ...Read more
I pressed pretty hard on my abdominal area near spleen. It was not blunt trauma. Now my side is hurting after few days. Should I worry?
If...: If this was not blunt trauma just significant pressure you might had strain the abdominal wall muscles that cover your internal organs. It would be good to know how the injury happened but if it was done just by pressing with your own hands should not be a major problem. Ice the area and if not allergic take OTC analgesics. However, if pain is a lot worse go to the urgent care for evaluation ASAP. ...Read more
I have lost 8kg in 4months and experienced loss of apetetite for the past 3 months. I have a hard lump in the lower left side of my stomach.
Have: You had examination including physical, laboratory and radiologic work up? ...Read more
My stomach has been hard to the point where I cant really push my fingers to my stomach, the right side feels alot harder then the left, d help?
Abdominal distention: When was the last time you had a bowel movement? If you are having fevers with worsening distention and pain to the right side with nausea and vomiting go to the ER now. If not and you are constipated you will need to see a local provider also to be cleaned out and to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more
I feel pain at the right side of my stomach. Sometimes I find it hard to bend or sleep on the side and my kidney has been checked. It is normal?
Abnormal: Right sided abdominal discomfort which recurs is abnormal. Concerns could include problems with gall bladder, appendix, ovary or its adnexa, hernia or muscular abnormalities. A general surgeon would be qualified to evaluate you and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Apparently it is not a kidney problem. ...Read more
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