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Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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


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I have had pain in my left hip for about 4 months now on and off , plus pain on standing i get a sudden sharp pain across my lower abdomen .

I have had pain in my left hip for about 4 months now on and off , plus pain on standing i get a sudden sharp pain across my lower abdomen  .

You need an exam: I saw that you've been "waiting awhile" for an answer. The reason you've been waiting is that no one can diagnose these symptoms without doing an abdominal, pelvic and hip exam. Sorry, a quick answer would have been great, but an exam is important. It's not clear if the pains are related, but if so, is there an abdominal problem causing referred pain? An exam would help make that more clear. ...Read more

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What causes sudden sharp intermittent pain in lower left abdomen? No change in bowel habits. Period expected in next few days. No other pmt symptoms.

What causes sudden sharp intermittent pain in lower left abdomen? No change in bowel habits. Period expected in next few days. No other pmt symptoms.

Too complex...: To sort out this problem would require a thorough discussion and a physical exam by a physician, in addition to possible lab testing or imaging. If this persists, you should see your doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower abdomen right side. Any clues what might be wrong?

Sharp pain in lower abdomen right side. Any clues what might be wrong?

Go see a doctor: Depending on what makes the pain better or worse, when the pain comes, if it's sharp or dull, if it's associated with food or not, there are many different causes of abdominal pain. One of the most common causes of right lower abdominal pain is the appendix which requires emergent surgery. You would need an exam and possibly other testing to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower abdomen and groin area that comes and goes for almost 5 years now. Possible causes?

Sharp pain in lower abdomen and groin area that comes and goes for almost 5 years now. Possible causes?

Confused: Why you have not found the answer in such a long time? If you don't have health insurance, an urgent care visit or doctor visit can't be more than $200.00 for an opportunity to speak to all your symptoms and get an exam with a reasonable differential diagnosis. Why wait so long? Here is one possibility: osteitis pubis. ...Read more