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What does it mean to have pain in the lower right abdomen?

What does it mean to have pain in the lower right abdomen?

Maybe a lot of thing: Depends on age, sex, acute or chronic, associated with fever, diarrhea, urinary complaints, menstrual changes or not. Can be hernia, appendicitis, diverticulitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, cancer, uterine mass/fibroid, ureteral stone, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, bowel mass, tb, abscess, muscular cause, hip joint disease, swollen lymph nodes due to infection, tumor, etc. C md. ...Read more

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My period is a day late and started out as a brown discharge what does that mean and now i have sharp pain right lower abdomen?

My period is a day late and started out as a brown discharge what does that mean and now i have sharp pain right lower abdomen?

Common problem : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does pain in the lower left side of your abdomen mean?

Can doctors tell me what does pain in the lower left side of your abdomen mean?

Severe abd pain = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more

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What is pain in the lower abdomen while hungover mean?

Impossible to say: The most likely reason would be alcohol-induced gastritis, or inflammation of the stomach. While this usually produces upper abdominal pain, it can affect the lower abdomen. Pancreatitis is also possible, although this is usually also upper abdominal, back or shoulder pain. If this happens frequently, you are drinking too much and need to cut down or stop. Get help if you need it - talk to your md. ...Read more

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What does pain in my lower left abdomen mean?

Muscular/visceral: Visceral pain due to constipation/referred pain from organs in that area/kidney stone pain/diverticular. ...Read more

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What can a pain on your lower right abdomen mean?

What can a pain on your lower right abdomen mean?

Many possibilities: 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. ...Read more

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What does pain in lower right side of abdomen generally mean?

What does pain in lower right side of abdomen generally mean?

Non-specific: Lower right abdominal pain, if associated with feeling poorly, fever, loss of appetite and deteriorating course can mean acute appendicitis. However, by itself, right lower abdominal pain is non-specific and could be related to gas, muscle soreness or constipation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a baby boy has a small mass on his lower left abdomen?

What does it mean when a baby boy has a small mass on his lower left abdomen?

Need more info: This is impossible to answer without doing an exam on this patient. If there is a visible mass on the outside of the abdomen it would be different than a palpable mass inside the abdomen. In either case, more tests may be needed to determine the diagnosis. A good pediatrician should evaluate/examine the baby as a first step, then could determine what other testing or imaging might be needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have random severe pain in my lower left abdomen? It's been going on for 3 months now.

Seek help: Since your symptoms have been present for several months now, it is unlikely to be a simple thing such as an infection/gastroenteritis etc. The causes of lower abdominal pain are too many. You need to have further workup, especially if also having any of the following: diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, fevers, blood in stools. Please see your primary care doctor or a GI specialist. ...Read more

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So what does it mean for a male if the lower left abdomen has a dull ache to it?

So what does it mean for a male if the lower left abdomen has a dull ache to it?

See below : In a 15 y/o male, consideration is given to constipation and hernia. There is a long list of possibilities. Referred pain is another. To be more technical, the causes can be categorized as organic or functional. A doctor would need to evaluate this if the problem persists or if there are other assoicated concerning signs. ...Read more

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The last 3 days the lower front right of my abdomen sometimes feels a little tender or feel something like an ache. what could it mean?

The last 3 days the lower front right of my abdomen sometimes feels a little  tender or feel something like  an ache. what could it mean?

RLQ tenderness: Would go to ER could be appendicitis, especially if having difficulty sleeping. May also be right sided diverticulitis, or ileitis (inflammation f the end of the small intestine) , all need antibiotics or hernia, occasionally stone or testicular issues, but since appendicitis is a emergency issue would go to the ER today where they can evaluate with imaging. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower abdomen and my left testicle. What could this mean?

Testis torsion: Could account for these symptoms. It would likely be due to intermittent ttestis torsion if you can reproduce the pain by twisting the testis counterclockwise inside the scrotum. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one side of your lower abdomen hurts?

What does it mean when one side of your lower abdomen hurts?

Not enough data: Too many possible diagnoses, from benign muscle sprains to severe deadly conditions. Any persistent abdominal pain of moderate to severe intensity should be evaluated in person by a physician. Concerning symptoms include fever, nausea and vomiting, cold sweats, distention (bloating), lack of bowel movements or severe diarrhea. These need immediate attention. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have intense pains in lower abdomen normal?

What does it mean if you have intense pains in lower abdomen normal?

Intense pain not nml: Causes of recurrent lower abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: 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, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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My right lower abdomen sticks out more than my left. What does that mean..?

My right lower abdomen sticks out more than my left. What does that mean..?

Abdomen: it likely means little. It may be due to less muscle tone on that side. It also could be due to stool or constipation as the descending colon is on that side. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the cramping in the lower right side of my abdomen mean?

Can doctors tell me what does the cramping in the lower right side of my abdomen mean?

Severe abd pain = ER: 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. I don't know dx. ...Read more