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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Lap appendectomy 3days ago. Now, when urinating, feels like tightness/squeezing in lower left abdomen. No burning in urethra. 25 yr old female.

Lap appendectomy 3days ago. Now, when urinating, feels like tightness/squeezing in lower left abdomen.  No burning in urethra. 25 yr old female.

Maybe muscle trauma: One of the ports during appendectomy is usually placed in the left lower quadrant. During urination the abdominal muscles are tightening and the injured muscle may cause painful sensation. The other 2 ports are placed in the midline where there is no muscle. ...Read more

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It's not necessarily pain I'm feeling, but more so discomfort or tightness in my lower left abdomen while coughing or sneezing. Bladder infection?

It's not necessarily pain I'm feeling, but more so discomfort or tightness in my lower left abdomen while coughing or sneezing. Bladder infection?

Anything: discomfort with coughing and sneezing indicate more of a hernia or similar abdominal wall weaknesses than a bladder problem unless you are already havind problem with bladder emtying and the coughing and the sneezing could be a factor in the discomfort so my advice see a doctor and get examined so you can get assured or treated ...Read more

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I have had a strange tightness in my lower abdomen. Sometimes a pain on my left side that comes and goes, but it seems to move to groin and back?

I have had a strange tightness in my lower abdomen. Sometimes a pain on my left side that comes and goes, but it seems to move to groin and back?

Maybe kidney issue: What you describe could be from a kidney stone. You should go to a doctor and have your urine tested for signs of an infection or crystals. ...Read more

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Im not sexually active, i get bad pain it can get so bad that i can't move. It gets very tight in my lower abdomen on my left side when im in pain. ?

Im not sexually active, i get bad pain it can get so bad that i can't move. It gets very tight in my lower abdomen on my left side when im in pain. ?

Need more info: In order to answer your question I need to know when this pain happens, when it started, how often it happens, how long it lasts, whether anything makes it better or worse, and if there are any other associated symptoms as well as more about your history. You might try a consult thru HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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My wife is diagnosed with distended gallbladder and having inflated, tight lower abdomen and sometimes having pain also especially in the evening. ?

My wife is diagnosed with distended gallbladder and having inflated, tight lower abdomen and sometimes having pain also especially in the evening. ?

Several reasons: Distension of gall bladder usually diagnosed by ultrasound.Distended gall bladder may mean abnormality, but often is related to how long patient fasted before the study.The longer the fast the more distended the gall bladder.Food ingestion causes gb to contract.If symptomatic hida study would determine gall bladder function. Physician has to correlate blood tests and imaging for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Strange, tight, pulling sensation in lower abdomen. Could it be a tumor?

Strange, tight, pulling sensation in lower abdomen.  Could it be a tumor?

Probably not: A tumor would not be the first thing i would think of. Best to see your pcp to have physical and find the cause. ...Read more

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I have this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could this be?

I have this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could this be?

Many things: Anytime you have unexplained chest pain, whether or not it's associated with abdominal pain, you should see your family doctor or thwe er as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've had this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could it be?

I've had this tight feeling in my upper abdomen/lower chest for past 4 days. What could it be?

Many things: Anytime you have unexplained chest pain, whether or not it's associated with abdominal pain, you should see your family doctor or thwe er as soon as possible. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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