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Side Abdominal Hardness
30yr F, Abdominal bloating and pain and sometimes hardness on the left side, no period for 2yrs after baby, very infrequent stools. Any advice?
Constipation: Initial management in the treatment of constipation include dietary fiber and bulk-forming laxatives such as psyllium or methylcellulose, together with adequate fluids. Forpatients who do not respond poorly to fiber, an osmotic laxative could be tried. Other options include stool softeners, stimulant laxatives (bisacodyl, senna). ...Read more
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
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
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
UTI: Not usually. If this is happening to you, go and see your doctor and be examined and evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
Slight pressure lower abdomen&slight pain when sitting up. Mild hardness but I've lost weight so I think I feel my abs. Neg preg test. Is this hernia?
Could be: The only way to know is to examine you. ...Read more
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