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Last 3 months I have been having a strange tight heavy feeling in left lower abdomen sometimes sharp I do a lot of lifting, my urine/stools are fine.

Last 3 months I have been having a strange tight heavy feeling in left lower abdomen sometimes sharp I do a lot of lifting, my urine/stools are fine.

Possible Hernia: Given your history of heavy lifting you may want to be seen for a possible hernia. Don't delay as some hernias can be dangerous. ...Read more

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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I'm 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.?

I'm 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

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Have dull pain in right testicle & dull pain or tightness in area from testicle to lower abdomen area. Have had this for roughly 2 wks and never had?

Have dull pain in right testicle & dull pain or tightness in area from testicle to lower abdomen area. Have had this for roughly 2 wks and never had?

Is R testicle harder: If right testicle feels rock hard relative to left one or is tender when you pal pâté it, you need to see a doctor. Could be anything from infection, inflammation, cancer, or just a cyst or muscle ache after working out (the latter wouldn't last 2 weeks, however). As this is persistent, you need to get a physical exam. If it already got better on its own and you are back to normal, you are ok ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen, after diarrhoea being treated, cramps in lower abdomen still there pain after eating anything, motions tight issomething serious?

Pain in lower abdomen, after diarrhoea being treated, cramps in lower abdomen still there pain after eating anything, motions tight issomething serious?

Constipation?: If by treating diarrhea you mean you took meds to stop it you may be experiencing the opposite. Meds to stop diarr. Can cause constipation, cramping in th lower abdomen. Especially if the cause of the diarrhea had not fully resolved. Cramping will ususally resolve once th effect of the meds wears off. If not improving or getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tightness/pain in lower abdomen below belly button and slightly to the right. Feels like there's a slight lump about 2 inches from hip bone.

Tightness/pain in lower abdomen below belly button and slightly to the right. Feels like there's a slight lump about 2 inches from hip bone.

Needs evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a physician promptly. This is the area where you can have pain with appendicitis, which can rupture if not treated in an appropriate time. It can be something non urgent, but you need to be evaluated by a physician soon. Take care. ...Read more

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No fever chills, lower abdomen pain controlling last drop of urine, tight pant once caused severe pain urinatin, bac prostatitis or other? Family has ibs!

No fever chills, lower abdomen pain controlling last drop of urine, tight pant once caused severe pain urinatin, bac prostatitis or other? Family has ibs!

IBS: Ibs can cause distention of the bowels or bowel spasms. The distention or spasms can cause undue pressure on the bladder and cause difficulty on urination. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in left hand side of lower back and lower belly and tightness?

Feeling lots of pain in left hand side of lower back and lower belly and tightness?

Colon? Kidney?: Diverticulitis commonly causes left lower abdominal pain, sometimes exacerbated/relieved by a bowel movement. Inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Constipation. Kidney issuesyou should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tighten ones inguinal ligament, to overcome the "old man basketball" shape of the lower abdomen?

Is it possible to tighten ones inguinal ligament, to overcome the "old man basketball" shape of the lower abdomen?

Not Avise do exercis: That type of surgery will not accomplish your problem. Exercise with muscle toning could help. This will strengthen the abdominal muscles and give you a better appearance. ...Read more

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What would make your lower belly and sides feel tight and hurt all the time?

Go to your PCP.: There are a lot of possibilities such as constipation, gas distention, pms, bladder infection. There should be other symptoms that can give you a clue as the when the pain is worse, does it get worse after walking, eating etc. If the pain is bothering you, I suggest that you visit your pcp and have it checked. ...Read more

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I am tired a lot of the time, had a sudden weight lose and now a gradual weight gain. I also get a tightness in my lower belly when I eat.

I am tired a lot of the time, had a sudden weight lose and now a gradual weight gain. I also get a tightness in my lower belly when I eat.

?: There are many possible causes for your symptoms and there is no way to tell from the limited information available if your symptoms are related and due to illness (es). If your symptoms persist see your physician who will hopefully figure out what the cause or causes are. ...Read more

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I am 14 wks 3 days, my lower belly feels funny, sort of tight, is this cause for concern, should I call my ob? I feel a little gasy but no pain

Sounds normal: Your uterus is up out of your pelvis and should be palpable in your lower abdomen so if you aren't having pain or bleeding this is probably normal. You might ask your OB to show you the top of your uterus at your next exam so you know what you are feeling and can keep up with the growth. It really is exciting to know that that is your baby growing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 32 w prego and having some tight uncomfortable cramping in my lower belly. Not painful. The baby is also moving around like crazy. Is this normal?

Call doc now!: Lower abdominal pain or cramping during pregnancy needs to be evaluated. Call your OB or go to the ER or Labor and delivery department now, please. Good luck! ...Read more

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7dpo, tight feeling in lower belly, feeling a bit sore. Mild cramps. Breasts slight painful. Ttc sign of pregnany?

7dpo, tight feeling in lower belly, feeling a bit sore. Mild cramps. Breasts slight painful. Ttc sign of pregnany?

Way to early: Seven days post ovulation is way too early to be having pregnancy symptoms. The best way to determine if you are pregnant is to check a home pregnancy test when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I'm 38 and workout everyday. How do I get rid of lower belly? Wont tighten up like I want.

I'm 38 and workout everyday. How do I get rid of lower belly? Wont tighten up like I want.

Belly Fat: This question was recently posed on healthtap. First, most belly fat/love handles issues occur in males. You say you workout everyday, does that mean you do cardio everyday? I think you can do cardio until the cows come home, but if you are eating wrong then you will never see results. You have to cut the carbs out. No breads except whole grain. No potatoes, carrots, tropical fruits. Read labels. ...Read more

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I have a lump size of a dime in lower left abdomen causing some pain and a lot of tightness when bent over? Felt it mad only hurts at slight touch

I have a lump size of a dime in lower left abdomen causing some pain and a lot of tightness when bent over? Felt it mad only hurts at slight touch

Cyst or benign growt: This could be a sebaceous cyst, a fibroma, or a benign tumor like a lipoma; or if red and tender, an infected deep "pimple" or cyst (called a furuncle). It does not sound dangerous in any case, but have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had a slight pain followed by tingling in my lower left abdomen there is also a slight tightness. What is going on?

I have had a slight pain followed by tingling in my lower left abdomen there is also a slight tightness. What is going on?

Probly, nothing seri: These are vague and very unimpressive symtoms. Quit worrying.
If there is anything significant going on, the symptoms will progressively worsen...Otherwise they will slowly go away. You need to give it week or so to get a sense of direction. ...Read more

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Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Chest tightness: Left sided chest symptoms are always worrisome, because they make physicians think of heart problems. However, if you are a 23-year-old male, this becomes much less likely. I would strongly suggest you be evaluated as soon as possible by your physician, an urgent care center, or emergency center. ...Read more

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For a week had pain in my chest then right below then lower abdomen and back all left side. Very gassy not constipated. Also tightness in left leg.

For a week had pain in my chest then right below then lower abdomen and back all left side. Very gassy not constipated. Also tightness in left leg.

Sounds like you are: Feeling pretty uncomfortable. I can't really put that sequence of symptoms together into one specific thing going on. You have young age on your side. Intestinal gassiness suggests alterations in bowel motility (slow or altered movement of waste through tract). Chest pain for a week likely not cardiac related. Note you have anxiety...could be that. Continue to practice relaxation and work with Doc ...Read more

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What causes pain in abdomen lower left side?

What causes pain in abdomen lower left side?

Many possibilities: Left lower abdomen discomfort can come from constipation, diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian condition, gas, irritable bowel, etc. ...Read more

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What causes pain on left side lower abdomen?

Many things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Have a pain in my lower abdomen my left side?

Have a pain in my lower abdomen my left side?

Many possible causes: Abdominal pain can be from many causes: infections, hernias, muscle strain, kidney stones, even shingles, just to name a few. Without additional information it is impossible to tell. If you are having abdominal pain you will need to be seen by a healthcare provider to determine the source. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left side of my lower abdomen, what could that be?

It depends on. ...: The type of pain, its exact location (upper or lower abdomen) and severity of pain. If the pain persists for more than one week, you should consider going to your doctor for an examination. If the cause of pain is serious then this pain will progressively get worse. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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