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Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What does it mean when one side of your lower abdomen hurts?

Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
Board Certified, General Surgery
22 years in practice
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
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What does it mean if your lower abdomen hurts even when you cough but doesn't hurt to pee?

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
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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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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My right side of lower abdomen hurts-- what does this mean?

Dr. Videh Mahajan
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My right side of lower abdomen hurts-- what does this mean?

RLQ pain: Could be appendix.

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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24female active/healthy.Stomach hurts in the upper and lower abdomen. Also hurts near both side ribs usually starts after meals. Constantly constipate?

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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24female active/healthy.Stomach hurts in the upper and lower abdomen. Also hurts near both side ribs usually starts after meals. Constantly constipate?

Not enough: Fluids and excess caffeine intake as well as meds that may contribute to constipation. You need to discuss with a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon to be sure it is just due to diet and fluids. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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My stomach hurts after meals and i'm constantly constipated. It hurts in the lower abdomen and sometimes on the sides. ?

Dr. Robert Kwok
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My stomach hurts after meals and i'm constantly constipated. It hurts in the lower abdomen and sometimes on the sides. ?

The doctor can help: One who has pain in various places in the abdomen, and is "constantly constipated", should work with his primary care doctor to get "unconstipated" and stay "unconstipated". If his symptoms of pain go away, and if the doctor does not suspect a bad disease going on, then the problem probably was constipation. The doctor may also check for gall bladder disease, irritable bowel, pancreatitis, etc... ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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My stomach hurts alot and i feel like i need to go poo all the time. Also, my lower abdomen feels really campy when i press on it and i fart ALOT!

Dr. John Goldman
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My stomach hurts alot and i feel like i need to go poo all the time.  Also, my lower abdomen feels really campy when i press on it and i fart ALOT!

Gastroenterology: you need to see a gastroenterologist Sometimes in this setting is a condition called irritable bowel. Another thing to consider is whether you have malabsorption. A gastroenterologist will help clarify your symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Rodgers
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Mild stomach ache in my lower abdomen and 3 hrs later a severe and stabbing like pain in my lower right abdomen It hurts when I move what should I do?

Dr. Andrea Rodgers
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Mild stomach ache in my lower abdomen and 3 hrs later a severe and stabbing like pain in my lower right abdomen It hurts when I move what should I do?

Be seen now: Right lower abdominal pain that increases in severity could be appendicitis. Appendicitis needs surgery to be cured, I suggest you see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammad Khan
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Pain on my right and left lower abdomen comes and goes plus stool that sinks and looks wierd and left chest pain and stomach hurts no blood in stool?

Dr. Mohammad Khan
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Pain on my right and left lower abdomen comes and goes plus stool that sinks and looks wierd and left chest pain and stomach hurts no blood in stool?

Constipation?: Please check if you have constipation or head stool Constipation can cause many of the symptoms that you described ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Murray
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What should you do when your lower abdomen hurts?

Dr. Michael Murray
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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When laying on my stomach the right lower abdomen hurts when coughing what is this?

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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When laying on my stomach the right lower abdomen hurts when coughing what is this?

RLQ pain: So if you have been coughing for a while, it may be muscle spasm from excess coughing. If the pain is persistent in the rlq, then you need to seek medical help, as this may be your appendix. And cut down on your drinking as you may also be irritating your stomach with alcohol. ...Read more

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