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When you have sharp pains in your lower stomach what does that mean?

When you have sharp pains in your lower stomach what does that mean?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have sharp pains in your lower abdomen when 6 weeks pregnant?

What does it mean if you have sharp pains in your lower abdomen when 6 weeks pregnant?

See a doctor: Sharp pains in early pregnancy need an emergent evaluation to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus. Sometimes the pregnancy implants in the Fallopian tube (an ectopic pregnancy). This can be a life threatening condition. Best to be seen and make sure that you don't have one. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have really bad pains in my lower stomach an my virgina?

What does it mean when I have really bad pains in my lower stomach an my virgina?

Ovulation pain/uti: The pain you are having could be related to the menstrual cycle, ovulation pain or even a bladder infection. I would recommend that you be evaluated by your gynecologist and have an ultrasound, pelvic exam and urine culture. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a female has shooting pains through her vagina, butt & lower stomach?

What does it mean when a female has shooting pains through her vagina, butt & lower stomach?

Depends: There are lots of different reasons for these symptoms. Pregnancy can cause a number of these symptoms, as can a pelvic infection or normal menstrual cycle. Other causes include urinary tract infections, constipation, and endometriosis. ...Read more

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I have lower stomach pains can't cough or sneeze what does this mean?

I have lower stomach pains can't cough or sneeze what does this mean?

Abdominal pains: Hello. When you cough or sneeze, there is a brief increase in the pressure in the abdominal cavity. So if pain worsens with a sneeze or cough, that might point to a hernia possibly or other conditions. See your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm am 22 weeks pregnant and when my spouse and I have intercourse i get very painful sharp pains in my lower stomach what does this mean?

I'm am 22 weeks pregnant and when my spouse and I have intercourse i get very painful sharp pains in my lower stomach what does this mean?

Musculoskel v ctx: This could be due to stretching of the musculoskeletal ligaments of the pelvis, or you could be having contractions or cramping. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor and tell him/her exactly where the pain is, how long it lasts for, is it cyclic or constant. Until you see doctor, no sex. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your constantly having lower waist/stomach pains & always feeling like you have to throw up.?

What does it mean when your constantly having lower waist/stomach pains & always feeling like you have to throw up.?

Doctor to evaluate: Having "constant lower waist or stomach pains ; always feeling like having to throw up" means a trip to see the doctor. Possibilities include bad constipation, kidney or bladder disease, liver disease, some cancers, pregnancy problems, pancreatitis, stomach ulcer disease, intestinal infections, gall stones, etc... The symptoms are not good clues, because many diseases can occur in the abdomen. ...Read more

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My period is 4 days late. I have lower stomach pains and i also have white discharge. What does this mean?

My period is 4 days late. I have lower stomach pains and i also have white discharge. What does this mean?

Pregnant?: Maybe pregnant, so take a preg test. Maybe your ovulation was off this month... Maybe bowel or bladder related, etc... Prob should get in with your ob/gyn if you're not better in a few days. ...Read more

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What does it mean if im having lower stomach pains on both sides and my period is 3 days late? Is it a chance that i'm pregnant ?

What does it mean if im having lower stomach pains on both sides and my period is 3 days late? Is it a chance that i'm pregnant ?

Pelvic pain: A few days late on your period with some pelvic pain could still mean you will be getting your period, some pregnancy test are sensitive enough to detect a pregnancy when your menses is a week late. ...Read more

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