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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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