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 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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

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 could be the reason for lower abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. For the past four months, I have periodically experienced severe pain in my lower right abdomen and lower right back regions. The pain comes quickly and can last for a few hours, and is so severe that all I can do is lay down and writhe. I have never passed an...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I understand you have pain with diarrhea and pain that lasts a few hours before it goes away. Listening to your history, it seems a few possibilities. The pain of intestinal loops affecting the cecum a part of large bowel or terminal ileum which is small bowel....  Read Full »

My abdominal pain got worse after taking medicines. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past ten days, I have a problem of sudden lower abdominal pain after eating and urgency to go to the bathroom. The stools are semi-solid and not loose motions. The abdominal pain gets resolved once I had a bowel movement. During these periods, I go to the bathroom five to six time...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from acid peptic disease along with lower gastrointestinal tract infection. You have taken the right treatment. In such case, I prefer to give my patients a good combination like Normaxin RT (combination of Ranitidine, Di...  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

Medical Gastroenterologist

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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

Why did I develop right lower abdominal pain after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking some antibiotics (Clindamycin) for dental related issues as well as Acetaminophen. I also tried Ibuprofen and Wellbutrin for unrelated reasons. My bottom right abdomen area is hurting on and off. The pain is also near the liver area and going down to the gut. The pain is not s...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. The cause of vague pain in the lower right abdomen could be due to cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, renal stone, muscular pain or side effect of some drug. Of the drugs you are taking, Wellbutrin - Bupropion has a known side effect of abdomen...  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

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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 »

How to manage the pain and burning in my right lower abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain and burning sensation in my right lower abdomen. I had an appendicular operation four years back, but after a year of operation, the pain and burning sensation started. I do not have pain while sitting or sleeping, but the pain starts with some physical movement, and it re...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The history and reports have been reviewed (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a stone obstructing your right kidney and causing pain. Stone is a disease and needs to be treated. Otherwise, you will have another one in the future. I will pres...  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

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

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 »

What are the causes of lower abdominal pain in men?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 28 years old. He has had lower abdominal pain since two months. I have marked the paining area in the attached picture. He has pain in the area just behind this in the back also. The pain is mild about 0.5 in 10 scale and sometimes 2 or 3 out of 10. There is a mild burning ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your husband's urine routine examination report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is very clear that it is unlikely to be UTI in any form. I think the groin pain could be non-specific. It may be related to your posture, nature of work, etc. I...  Read Full »

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