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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Do I have a miscarriage if I have had mild cramps and bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and according to LMP, I am 9 weeks and 6 days pregnant now. I had three previous miscarriages (two chemical pregnancies and one at 5-6 weeks). This pregnancy has been really well until a few days ago. Last week I had an ultrasound and the heart rate was 173. That night,...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing come under category of threatened abortion. The clinical diagnosis of threatened abortion is presumed when a bloody vaginal discharge or bleeding appears through a closed cervical os during the first half of pregnancy. Risk of threatened ...  Read Full »

The doctor suspected a hernia at the leg crease for the pain in my left lower quadrant of the abdomen, which is not affected by exercise. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having unexplained pain in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen. It first appeared at the crease of the left leg and at the top of the pubic bone, two inches below the left of the navel, and in the perineum area beneath the scrotum. The family doctor suspected a hernia; no bulge...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your suffering. Lower left tummy pain could be due to many causes like diverticulosis (associated with constipation), muscle sprain (increase with movement), renal colic (middle ureter stones cause similar pain that comes and goes), or colonic spasm...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My scan reports show calcified plaque in my descending aorta. Could it be the reason for my lower abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently I have had aphasia, bradykinesia, severe headache, dizziness, balance issues, nausea, and lower abdominal pain. I have atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, and moderate plaque deposits in the right coronary artery. Please review my PET and CT scan reports. It seems I have si...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I cannot say much about your carotid and vertebral arteries from your PET (positron emission tomography) scan report. So I suggest you to undergo a doppler ultrasound of the carotid and vertebral arteries and also the blood flow in them. A...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the results of my abdominal CT scan.

Query: Hello doctor,My CT scan showed some bowel wall thickening, but everything else was fine. I am a little confused by the impression notes.Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your CT scan report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You have left lower abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. Your CT (computed tomography) scan was done without intravenous contrast media. There is a mucosal thickening of t...  Read Full »

My fiancée had severe pain in the lower abdomen and uterus region. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiance had terrible stomach pain at night and in the middle of the night. The symptoms are a sharp pain in the lower left stomach and the uterus area. Sometimes it is relieved by gas, a bowel movement, or a heating pad. However, her periods are getting worse. This pain has been goin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are two issues, one related to the gut and another to her reproductive system. First, regarding gut, diverticulosis is rare in young people, usually a medical condition in the elderly. It is important to ask about the type of pain, l...  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 icliniq.com. 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 had sex with my partner three days ago. The next day I had lower abdominal pain and a temptation to urinate repeatedly. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my partner for the first time three days ago. Everything was good, but I had pain in my lower abdomen the next day and the temptation to urinate repeatedly. But I could urinate only a couple of drops and felt discomfort. I want to know whether there will be any problem w...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. You may be suffering from a urinary tract infection according to your symptoms. It is common post-sex. I suggest you take the following medications. Disodium Hydrogen Citrate syrup 5 ml in 100 ml water three time...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Are my symptoms due to UTI or signs of early pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lower abdominal pain when I urinate, and I have had UTIs, and it usually just burns when I urinate. But, this time, I experienced awful pain in my uterus, and it was hard for me to get off the toilet and walk after urinating. It feels like pressure down there. I also get a sudd...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest you do morning urine pregnancy tests three weeks after the last sex. Your symptoms appear to be due to UTI (urinary tract infection) or STI (sexually transmitted infection). So I suggest you get a urine t...  Read Full »

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