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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...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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My left corner of lower abdomen hurts erratically. What could it be?

My left corner of lower abdomen hurts erratically. What could it be?

Too vague: Could be muscle, diverticulosis, ovarian, etc. You need a full history and physical with labs and a urine analysis. A sigmoidoscopy or even a colonoscopy, ultrasound, cat scan as felt needed. ...Read more

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I have this condition in which everytime I jog my left and right lower abdomen hurts?

I have this condition in which everytime I jog my left and right lower abdomen hurts?

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

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My left side in the front and back on the lower abdomen hurts real bad for the last two days can't sleep what could it be?

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My left side in the front and back on the lower abdomen hurts real bad for the last two days can't sleep what could it be?

Abdominal pain: Several possibilities, from intestine to ovaries to kidneys, etc. I recommend having it checked asap due to severity of pain. ...Read more

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Sometimes the left side of my lower abdomen hurts. It's probably gas. But why does wind get stuck in that area only? No other symptoms, except gas.

Sometimes the left side of my lower abdomen hurts. It's probably gas. But why does wind get stuck in that area only? No other symptoms, except gas.

Splenic flexure: The splenic flexure can trapped gas and causes discomfort. This part of the large intestine and it's in the upper left location in your abdomen. It probably does this because there was a turn in the bill from horizontal to the downward direction. Your intestinal gas can stop at a lot of different locations some of what you can feel a summer what you cannot feel ...Read more

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The corners of my vagina where my ovaries would be hurt, expecially the left side. Sometimes, the pain switches to the right side and my lower abdomen hurts. What should I do?

The corners of my vagina where my ovaries would be hurt, expecially the left side. Sometimes, the pain switches to the right side and my lower abdomen hurts. What should I do?

See your doctor: For a complete history and physical.

Hard to know the exact cause. This could relate to constipation, ovarian cyst or even be ovulation pain (mittelschmertz) since it is sometimes switches sides, if it happens mid cycle.

It could be more serious. A pelvic ultrasound may be useful. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your lower abdomen hurts even when you cough but doesn't hurt to pee?

What does it mean if your lower abdomen hurts even when you cough but doesn't hurt to pee?

Pain with cough: Lower abdominal pain with coughing could represent among other things a hernia. Hernias can occur in the lower abdomen as a result of a weakening of the natural lining of the abdominal cavity. Coughing increases the intra-abdominal pressure, forcing the bowel deeper into the opening in the weakened lining and causing pain. When you urinate there is not the same inc. In pressure. Worth an exam... ...Read more

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Pain in left middle/lower abdomen. Hurts when I breathe in deep. Can't walk around pain gets unbearable.

Pain in left middle/lower abdomen. Hurts when I breathe in deep. Can't walk around pain gets unbearable.

Should check it out: It is difficult to tell what you have due to limited information--duration of pain, fever, treatment/otc use so far etc...But your symptoms seem quite severe and should get it checked out asap. Pelvic inflammatory disease, salpingitis, tubo-ovarian abscess, colitis, kidney infection or stones are few possibilties. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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My lower Abdomen hurts when I press on it?

My lower Abdomen hurts when I press on it?

Abdominal pain: Lower abdominal pain can be caused by GI issues (e.g. constipation, infection such as appendicitis, or colitis if you have diarrhea), GYN issues (e.g. pregnancy, ovarian cyst, etc), among others. If it becomes severe, an ER visit can start with an ultrasound and labs, possibly a CT scan if needed to rule out the emergent causes. ...Read more

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What should you do when your lower abdomen hurts?

What should you do when your lower abdomen hurts?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain can be very difficult to assess. It can be something benign like gas pains or uterine cramps in females to something more severe like appendicitis. Be evaluated by your physician to make sure you get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My lower abdomen hurts when I push and it radiates to my back?

My lower abdomen hurts when I push and it radiates to my back?

Multiple causes: Multiple medical conditions can lead to lower of abdominal pain, including: suprapubic cystitis (urinary tract infection), pancreatitis, meckel's diverticulitis, mesenteric adenitis, nephrolithiasis (kidney stone), or musculoskeletal strain/sprain. You should consult with your primary care physician if the symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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Why does my wife bleeds when she urinates after one day of sex and also the lower abdomen hurts alot?

Why does my wife bleeds when she urinates after one day of sex and also the lower abdomen hurts alot?

CYSTITIS: She is probably prone to cystitis post intercourse. May need to consider prophylactic antibioitics or cleaning the vagina thoroughly after intercourse. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what I should do? My lower abdomen hurts and has very slowly gotten worse over 6-8 months.

Can someone tell me what I should do? My lower abdomen hurts and has very slowly gotten worse over 6-8 months.

You need to see a GI: There is no way to assess symptoms with a 2 liners on a computer. Please make an apt with your local primary care dr or Gi. ...Read more

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My lower abdomen hurts when I cough. How come?

My lower abdomen hurts when I cough. How come?

Muscle strain...: There are many muscles that are involved with coughing. The muscles in your abdomen could be strained with coughing. This will resolve once the cough is completely gone. If this pain worsens after the cough is gone, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My lower abdomen hurts really bad. Who can help?

It must be a reason?: A lot of things could do that, wiether if you male or female, check it out. ...Read more

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Any reasons for why my lower abdomen hurts and bloats? Diverticulitis?

Any reasons for why my lower abdomen hurts and bloats? Diverticulitis?

Maybe yes or no: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described 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? Risks? ...Read more

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My lower abdomen hurts after masturbating for a long time. Should I be worried?

My lower abdomen hurts after masturbating for a long time. Should I be worried?

Not usually.: Assuming no vigorous penetration is done, lower abdominal soreness may simple result from uterine spasm that may occur with orgasm (clitoral/vaginal). Also, some women with endometriosis may note pain with sex/penetration but not necessarily with clitoral orgasm. Without hore history, it sounds more like uterine "soreness" from orgasmic spasm. Doesn't sound like anything pathological. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why my lower abdomen hurts during sex?

What could be the reason why my lower abdomen hurts during sex?

Lots of things: It could be lots of things, most of them benign. If the pain increases in severity or you can't keep anything down, you should see your family doctor. ...Read more

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My gut in lower abdomen hurts, what could it be?

My gut in lower abdomen hurts, what could it be?

Lower abd discomfort: 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 lower abdomen hurts like if I needed to pee really bad but I don't?

Possible infection: Lower abdominal pain and a feeling of full bladder may be symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Other possibilities include pelvic inflammation, infection, constipation. Please see a health care provider for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bm in 4 days at least. I took laxatives that didn't help My lower abdomen hurts and is worse when I move. I am also naseous?

See your PCP: You can increase the amount of fiber and take OTC docusate and senna, the combo that usually works fairly well. See your PCP for abdominal evaluation and preventive treatment plan. ...Read more

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I feel nauseous and my lower abdomen hurts and I also feel dizzy what can I do?

I feel nauseous and my lower abdomen hurts and I also feel dizzy what can I do?

Abdominal pain: Lower abdominal pain which persists should be evaluated by a physician. The differential for what could be causing it is fairly extensive with some being very concerning and not uncommon making physician evaluation necessary. Please call your physician or go to the ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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When I try to poop my lower abdomen hurts. What is wrong?

When I try to poop my lower abdomen hurts. What is wrong?

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq 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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Why does my lower abdomen hurts when I pee and my lower back hurts.

Infection: It sounds like you might have a urinary tract infection. You should get seen today. If it is an infection and it does not get treated, it could spread to your kidneys and blood stream and that is very serious! If you have fever over 100 deg. F., vomiting, or mid back pain or constant abdominal pain, go to the ER now. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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