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Lower Abdominal Pain

Pain located below the belly button is called lower abdominal pain. Various causes, such as constipation, fatty meal, stress, intolerance to certain foods, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), appendicitis, hernia, etc., can all result in lower abdominal pain. Menstruation, ovarian cysts, pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are some conditions that can result in lower abdominal pain in females.

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I got my periods nine days late, and I have had lower abdominal pain for the past 15 days. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My period was nine days late. I thought I was pregnant. I have experienced lower abdominal pain for the past 15 days. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Delay in periods among females is common. It can be due to many physiological as well as pathological factors. Physiological factors include stress, environmental changes, strenuous exercise, medications, etc. Del...  Read Full »

I have lower left abdominal pain and swelling in my left testicle. How do I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 49 years old. I had itching in the urethra around three years ago. I never went to the doctor regarding it. This year I suffered from pain in the lower left abdomen. In addition, I have swelling and pain in the left testicle. I do not take any medication except Paracetamol. How do...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please help me with a few details so that I can assist you better: Do you have difficulty passing urine, such as a weak stream or straining to pass urine? If you strain to pass urine, does the flow increase or decrease? Do you have to wake up multiple times at...  Read Full »

I have left-side lower abdominal cramps and back pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing left-side lower abdomen cramps and back pain for the past six days. Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. With the history provided it is not possible to diagnose pregnancy. Let me give you the possible causes. It could be pregnancy, as this is around the time of ovulation. Ovulation is always 14 days before ovulation. You have to wait till the...  Read Full »

Is the severe pain in my lower abdomen due to the missed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I usually have my periods on the 28th every month. It is regular, but last month, I missed my periods. There was very little bleeding in my underwear that looked like an implantation bleeding. So, I thought that I am pregnant because I had all the symptoms such as breast tenderness, ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms that you have mentioned are of course seen in pregnancy, but they are not exclusively seen in pregnancy. In pregnancy, the progesterone hormone rises, which causes the symptoms that you mentioned. If you have not had the ovulation of this month, then the...  Read Full »

Why are my partner's periods delayed after taking a pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an unprotected sex with my partner on the 24th day of her 28-day mensuration cycle. Within 30 minutes, she took an Unwanted 72. She is delayed by eight days and still no period has occurred. She complains of having vaginal dryness and lower abdomen cramps. Please let us know if s...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As she has taken an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse then there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be because of hormonal changes due to the pill you have taken. She will be definitely getting her periods. However, if you have a dou...  Read Full »

Why do I have sudden frequent urination and flank pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from frequent urination for the last two days and slight pain in the left side abdomen. The urine test found 10-15 hpf RBC and the USG report came back normal. What does this mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 33 years, the combination of recent onset of frequent urination with flank pain and urine analysis showing RBC (red blood cells) indicates the most likely passage of the small ureteric stone. If USG comes persistently normal with same picture repeated, then we might ne...  Read Full »

Why is there a headache and lower abdominal pain with fatigue and irritability?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a headache in my forehead almost every day, along with fatigue, irritability, and mood swings. Symptoms have gotten worse over the past year. I have pain in my lower abdomen sometimes and have had cysts on my ovaries in the past few years. I also have heavy bleeding around day...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Have you done your thyroid tests ever before? As you mentioned, your thyroid hormones are on the lower side, along with one of the cortisol levels. I will advise you to repeat the thyroid function tests in two weeks and do prolactin levels. Also...  Read Full »

Will epididymitis cause prolonged testicular pain associated with pain in the lower abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old unmarried male. My spermatic cords and other nerves connecting both the testicles pain considerably for prolonged hours. Especially after getting aroused, pain is there (usually it happens when I get aroused but did not discharge my semen). Both the testicles feel tende...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A lot of reason for your issue, it can be: 1) Prone masturbation can cause pain due to injury. 2) Holding or prolonging orgasm during masturbation. 3) Epididymitis is Inflammation of the tube, back of the testicle that carr...  Read Full »

I have lower back and abdominal pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having lower back pain and lower abdominal pain in the middle of the night. I also have a vomiting tendency. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest getting yourself checked by a gynecologist internally and getting a pelvic scan done to rule out the exact cause. Also, get a complete urine examination done to rule out urinary infection. I suggest you do the following: 1. Avoid h...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from dull pain in the lower right abdominal region and have been taking Domperidone for relief, and concerned if it is ovulation pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been feeling a dull pain in my lower right abdomen for three months and was concerned if it was an ovarian cyst as I have previously suffered with it. I also underwent a pelvic scan and the results were negative. Upon consulting a doctor, I was told it was the pain of ovulation. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If it is a cyclical pain occurring at a particular time frame in a month, then it is definitely ovulation pain. However, if you have pain throughout, I advise you to follow the below-mentioned instructions. Repeat the pelvic scan and ge...  Read Full »

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