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Swollen Right Lower Abdomen
Many things: Pain in the right lower abdomen can be many things. It can be appendicitis, kidney stones, gas, urinary tract infection or muscular strain among many, many others. If you are a female, there are some gynecologic conditions that can cause pain in that area. If the pain is intense, prolonged or recurrent or associated with other symptoms like fever and vomiting, i would urge you to be evaluated. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Joggers Judgement: Jogging and rapid breathing can precipitate a spasm or cramp in the diaphragm called "runner's stitch". It more commonly happens on one side and high up under the ribs, but can occur on both sides. In the lower abdomen there is the possibility of weakening in the musculature and herniation, depending upon your overall size and health. Obesity increases the risk. Get an exam if you're female. ...Read more
I feel the pain more often on my right lower abdomen, but sometimes I feel the pain on the left lower abdomen too, could it be appendicitis?
Lower abdominal pain: Usually appendicular pain in on the right lower quadrant, some people may have their appendix on the left side also but rare. as you are having pain on both sides unlikely to be appendicular pain, more information about your symptom and sign would be helpful for us to answer. ...Read more
I have pain in right lower abdomen, which started approx 4 hours ago but it is not getting worse. pain level only about 3/10. emergency or not?
ABD pain: Not. But check with your medical team as they know u best. ...Read more
Pain: It would certainly be important to identify the cause of your pain first. The list of possibilities is large however. ...Read more
RLQ ABD pain: Possible causes of right lower abdominal pain include appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, seminal vesiculitis, GI obstruction, renal infection or stones & gastroenteritis just to mention a few. If you have severe abdominal pain then urgent medical evaluation is indicated. Abdominal pain with change to stool pattern warrants evaluation. Take care. ...Read more