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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What is the reason for my lower abdomen pain, which started immediately after intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing pain in my abdomen, and it started immediately after intercourse for the past two days. I also have a bloated stomach without constipation. The pain is more significant in the lower abdomen. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Navajith Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pelvic muscles contract during orgasm, which can cause pain. Pain after vaginal and anal sex is usually temporary and should clear when you change positions or allow your body to rest. I suggest you try different positions and avoid deep thrusting next time t...  Read Full »

How to know whether I have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female, and I was diagnosed with a pelvic inflammatory disease, five days back. Today my primary doctor called and said my test results were all negative. Does that mean the PID was false? Have I been cleared from STD or STI? I was prescribed Doxycycline and Metronidazo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) diagnosis is typically based on presenting signs and symptoms of the patient. There may be fever, lower abdominal pain, new or different discharge, pain during intercourse, irregular bleeding, cervical motion tenderness, or uterine tender...  Read Full »

How long does the complications of COVID-19 last?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient was discharged after COVID treatment six days ago. He feels sudden pain in lower abdomen today. He has taken tablets for five days. But one tablet Mucinac 600 alone we got only after first three days of taking other tablets. Could that be a problem or is this a normal stomach...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. Based on which the patient was discharged, and now he is having pain in the lower abdomen. Tablet Mucinac is given to reduce dryness and improve lung function. Pain is not related to that. It is essential to know that even after reco...  Read Full »

What causes nausea and lower abdominal pain after taking birth control?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had protected intercourse. I was wearing a condom, and she was on birth control, although the next few days, she took her birth control a few hours late. Also, maybe two of the times I did not wear a condom during the beginning, but I still put one on. She had pain in...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She needs to do a urine pregnancy test and transvaginal ultrasound to exclude possibilities of either a cyst or a more rare but real ectopic pregnancy. A functional ovarian cyst that persists only for some time then disappears can cause all the symptoms she had. These ...  Read Full »

What causes constipation and lower abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been constipated for the past few days, and recently my lower right abdomen started hurting. I am a 12-year-old female. I currently take Zyrtec, Asmanex, and Melatonin pills. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, for how long you have constipation? It is not uncommon to have pain over the lower abdomen because of chronic constipation? It is highly possible that you have a primary problem of constipation while the pain is just a secondary phenomenon. The two possibilit...  Read Full »

Why am I having lower back and abdomen pain during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently pregnant, as confirmed by a pregnancy test. Yesterday, I felt a lower abdomen and lower back pain that does not go away. May I know if I need to go to the hospital now? I just want to know if this calls for concern and we need to go to emergency. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. During early pregnancy, there are chances that you may experience a mild lower abdominal ache off and on due to uterosacral ligament laxity, which is physiological. But if lower back pain, as well as lower suprapubic pain, occurs, then there are all chances that you...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for my constipation problem.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently started having issues with my bowels for about a month. I have had sudden constipation and stool issues. When I do go, my bowels are thin and soft around the edges. I do have constant pressure in my lower stomach, and it hurts if pressed upon. I have tried exercise, probiot...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the problem were only with your intestine motility, it would have been called to a certain extent using probiotics and laxatives. If the problem does not seem to decrease with the use of symptomatic medications, then we will have to evaluate why the motility of ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I get a sharp lower abdominal pain and burning feel in hands and vagina during pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am four months pregnant. My hand and leg palms feel like burning and become very hot, and I have the same feeling in my vagina too. I also get an occasional sharp pain in my lower abdomen for a few seconds. Is this normal in pregnancy? Kindly suggest. I have attached my reports and...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your examination. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They are all normal. The symptoms that you prescribe above are common during pregnancy. Burning sensation in palms and hand is called Carpal Syndrome, it happens in pregnancy due to swelling ...  Read Full »

What causes sharp pain near lower abdomen in a pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 31 years and she is in her sixth month of pregnancy. For past one week, she is feeling mild pain in her left thigh region near to lower abdomen. Yesterday, she experienced sporadically sharp pain especially while she got up from chair in office and difficulty while walking. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be ligament pain. So, she should avoid lifting weights and climbing stairs. For pain, she can apply Volini gel (Diclofenac) and take Paracetamol. But, if pain increases then better to see a doctor. For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online...  Read Full »

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