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

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

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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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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When laying on my stomach the right lower abdomen hurts when coughing what is this?

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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My lower abdomen hurts, and i keep having to use the bathroom. My stomach and vagina hurts when i cough. What is this?

My lower abdomen hurts, and i keep having to use the bathroom. My stomach and vagina hurts when i cough. What is this?

Could be urine infec: When yagina hurts and abdomen i worrie about a pelvic infection. With stomach pain could be a different couse. Will need pelvic exam and lab work. ...Read more

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Lower Abdomen (Definition)

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


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