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Dr. Paul Pompa Dr. Pompa
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What does it mean when your lower part of your back and stomach hurts?

What does it mean when your lower part of your back and stomach hurts?

Pain: It is very difficult to determine the cause without a thorough history and physical. Abdominal pain is, in my practice, usually more of a red flag than the back pain. A young female that presented to the ed would, at minimum, have a few urine tests. If your vitals or exam were concerning enough, the assessment could be much more extensive.

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What does it mean if the lower part of your stomach hurts?

What does it mean if the lower part of your stomach hurts?

Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may 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? Also, what testing have you had?

Dr. Sidney Vinson Dr. Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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My lower stomach hurts and it more to the right of my stomach, what could that mean?

My lower stomach hurts and it more to the right of my stomach, what could that mean?

Many things: Abdominal pain is a somewhat difficult symptom to explain sometimes. If you have pain in your right lower abdomen possibilities include irritable bowel, gynecologic issues, kidney stones, crohn's disease, gallbladder disease or others. You should see your doctor to see if further evaluation is warranted.

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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If the lower part of your stomach hurts after sex what does that mean?

If the lower part of your stomach hurts after sex what does that mean?

Given the timing...: ...this is a great question to ask your gynecologist, who is best suited to examine and advise on the subject.

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What does it mean when you can't diejest your food right &can't pass your gas &you feel backed up &your lower side of your stomach hurts really bad?

What does it mean when you can't diejest your food right &can't pass your gas &you feel backed up &your lower side of your stomach hurts really bad?

Maybe nothing but...: Taken together, your symptoms suggest a potentially sluggish gut. This may reflect autonomic dysfunction, inflammation, infection, gynecologic issues/pregnancy, even a bladder infection. Irritable bowel syndrome also has to be considered. Some simple testing and a physical exam should help answer your question and define what treatment is appropriate.

Dr. Irina Kovatch Dr. Kovatch
Surgery
10 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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My lower left side of my stomach hurts. Help?

My lower left side of my stomach hurts. Help?

May be GYN related: Most frequently left lower quadrant abdominal pain in a young female is caused by gyn related issues (e.g. Ruptured ovarian cyst). Less commonly, at this age, a condition called diverticulitis (inflammation of colon diverticula) may cause similar pain. Rarely appendicitis may present with pain on the left side instead of the right. Other causes are related to urinary tract.

Dr. Charles Glassman Dr. Glassman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What does it mean when your upper stomach hurts?

What does it mean when your upper stomach hurts?

Stomach pain: In the upper "stomach" is the stomach, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas. You have muscles that stand between these internal organs and skin. If you contract your muscles, press on them, and it hurts then the pain is likely muscular. If you relax the muscles, press on them, and it hurts it is probably something internal likely related to your stomach if center, gb/liver on right, spleen on left.

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What it means when the bottom of your stomach hurts?

What it means when the bottom of your stomach hurts?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment.

Dr. Mohammad Khan Dr. Khan
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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What does it mean when your stomach hurts when you get mad?

What does it mean when your stomach hurts when you get mad?

Stomach acids: May increase due to emotional surges like getting mad and may cause stomach pain. Expressed emotions and anger may also cause headache and abdominal pain due to its affects on all body organs including high blood pressure

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What can I do if my lower left side of my stomach hurts a lot any sugestions on what it might be?

What can I do if my lower left side of my stomach hurts a lot any sugestions on what it might be?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment.

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
Anesthesiology
20 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
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I have been feeling bad all day. My lower stomach hurts do bad. I can't stand it what could be happening?

Exam: You need detailed physical exam to diagnose what is happening with you. Go to the doctor.

Dr. Jay Yepuri Dr. Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
16 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Dr. Bradley Frazee Dr. Frazee
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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My lower stomach hurts all bottom front up to my sides. My back just in the middle a little bit but might be because I was in bed all day.

My lower stomach hurts all bottom front up to my sides. My back just in the middle a little bit but might be because I was in bed all day.

Many possibilities: I think you said you had a period a week ago, but you should begin by confirming that you are not pregnant with a home pregnancy test. If not, then most likely possibilities are urinary tract infection - normally you would have some discomfort with urinating and change in urine color/odor - and sexually transmitted infection - usually would note new vaginal discharge.

Dr. Margaret Gourlay Dr. Gourlay
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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My lower left stomach hurts to touch or press on. Goes down pretty low. Haven't been eating a lot and not using the restroom. What could this be?

My lower left stomach hurts to touch or press on. Goes down pretty low. Haven't been eating a lot and not using the restroom. What could this be?

LLQ pain: Pain in the left lower quadrant (lower belly on your left side) can be from constipation or food intolerance, more rarely from foodborne infection or diverticulitis. In women, ovary pain or UTI can cause LLQ pain. If fever, vomiting or diarrhea occur and persist, a doctor has to check this. If signs are mild, it's important to drink plenty of fluid and eat foods that contain some fiber.

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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My lower stomach hurts really bad what's going on?

My lower stomach hurts really bad what's going on?

See your doctor.: If your abdomen hurts in the lower portion severely, you should see your doctor. There are many potential causes, but one of them is appendicitis, it needs to be diagnosed early it is there. Please go now. Do not delay. If your doctor is not open at the moment, go to the emergency room.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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The left lower part of my stomach hurts after sex?

The left lower part of my stomach hurts after sex?

Need more info...: Without more info on general and specific history about you and the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & resolution of the symptoms + timely physical exam + testing as needed, it remains a conundrum for open guessing and no one can gives a right answer. How to get the related things done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish...

Dr. Milroy Samuel Dr. Samuel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Barry Mills Dr. Mills
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What does it mean when your stomach hurts amd your throughing up blood?

What does it mean when your stomach hurts amd your throughing up blood?

Ulcer: An ulcer or severe gastritis --a burn inside the lining of stomach. Other possibilities are a tear in the esophagus from. Vomiting.You should go to the emergency room now.