Lower Stomach Pain

Women mostly suffer from lower abdominal pain. A feeling of pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen just below the navel is often experienced by women during or before menstruation.

Since it is difficult to identify the cause of lower stomach pain in most cases, noting certain symptoms and features will help you and your doctor to accurately diagnose your stomachache.

Common causes of lower stomach pain are urinary disorder such as kidney or bladder problem, bowel problems or a condition involving your reproductive system – your fallopian tube, uterus and ovaries.

Characteristics of pain caused by a urinary disorder
Pain coming from the urinary system can signal such conditions as inflammation of the bladder, inflammation of one or both kidneys, kidney stones or uncommonly tumors.

Symptoms: Burning sensation when passing urine, frequent need to urinate, and additionally, pain traveling from the back going to the front indicates kidney stones or kidney infection. Presence of blood in the urine increases the possibilities of infection in your kidney or bladder stones or even a kidney tumor, it requires further investigation therefore it should always be reported to your practitioner.

Pain originating from the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries is normally felt in the middle of the lower abdomen and above the line of pubic hair up to the navel. Intercourse may occasionally cause discomfort or pain deep within the pelvis. Dysmenorrhea may worsen a woman’s period from time to time.

Conditions of the reproductive system that may cause lower stomach pain are pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometriosis and problems related to pregnancy like miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. In case of abrupt, severe, inexplicable abdominal pain ask your doctor for help.

In diagnosis, your doctor will ask about your menstrual period, passing of urine, and also bowel movements. Episodes of nausea, vomiting, and fever will also be taken into consideration. Asking for your personal or emotional life may be a requirement as long as it’s appropriate. Urine sample will be requested for any signs of infection. An ultrasound scan will be arranged if a kidney problem is suspected.

Now that you have an idea of what might be causing lower abdominal pains it is now your responsibility to go to a doctor and have your condition checked just in case it might need special treatment.

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