Abdomen

Abdominal Pain by Location

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  • Pain in the lower left abdomen has different possible causes than pain in the lower right. Abdominal pain in the left is commonly caused by constipation or gas that causes brief pain in the digestive tract. Sharp pains may be due to kidney stones or breakthrough of the weak parts of the abdominal wall, a.k.a. hernia. In women, menstruation or ovarian cysts can also cause pain in the lower left.

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Abdominal Pain: Cause, Relief and When Should You Be Concerned
Abdominal pain can be irritating and may feel like cramping, however the condition is usually a sign of a common illness or infection. Causes for dull or sharp pain in the abdomen include a viral infection, indigestion, a stomach ulcer, IBS, or food poisoning. Read below for more cause and treatment options for stomach ache relief.

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Causes of Pain Around the Belly Button & When to Seek Care
Pain around the belly button can have numerous causes surrounding structures of the digestive system, and can differ based on if the pain is on the left or right side. Belly button pain is often associated with the cecum, the appendix, ascending colon, right ovary and fallopian tube, or the right ureter. Read below to learn what may be causing your belly button pain.

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Pain Below the Ribs Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Are you experiencing pain under your ribs, located in either the right or left side? This condition is commonly caused by stomach-related issues like indigestion or stomach ulcer, inflammation of the right or left side organs, or trauma from an injury to torso. Dull pain under the rib cage may also be associated with upper abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and chest pain.

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Why Your Abdominal Pain May Get Worse After Eating & Options for Relief
Having abdominal pain after eating, also known as postprandial pain, can also be associated with nausea or diarrhea immediately after eating. Abdominal pain that gets worse after eating commonly occurs when there is infection or irritants to the organs of the digestive system. While most postprandial pain causes are non-serious, read below for more information other related symptoms and treatment options.

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What Causes Sharp Abdominal Pain & When to Go to the ER
Sharp abdominal pain could need medical attention. Below are 10 causes for severe abdominal pain and FAQs to help you understand whether or not to worry. We also prepared a free digital checker to help you narrow down the possibilities.

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Abdominal Swelling | 10 Causes & Symptoms of Abdominal Bloating
A swollen abdomen is most commonly caused by gastrointestinal issues that induce bloating. Some of these conditions include IBS, heartburn, bacteria in the intestines, or constipation. More serious and rare causes for stomach swelling are blockage in the intestines, a tumor located in the abdomen, or fluid in the abdomen which can be caused by liver disease, heart failure or cancer. Read below for more causes and treatment options.

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Acute Abdomen: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
Acute abdomen refers to sudden, severe abdominal pain and is considered a medical emergency requiring immediate diagnosis and care. A few other symptoms include fever, constipation, and bloody stool.

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Rectal Bleeding

If you notice bright, red blood right after a bowel movement, you may have rectal bleeding. A bleeding rectum can be commonly caused by anal fissures, hemorrhoids, or chronic constipation. Read now for more information on anal bleeding.

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Hard Abdominal Lump

A hard abdominal lump can feel painful and be associated with bloating, gas, or constipation. A hard lump in the stomach can be caused by an underlying skin condition like a cyst, wart, or abscess. A hard lump in the stomach above the belly button can also be caused by intestinal complications that can result in a hernia. Read below for more causes and treatment options.

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More on Abdominal Lumps

Lump in Belly Button Causes, Treatment, and More | Buoy
Children experiencing a lump in the belly button may have a congenital anomaly, while belly button lumps in adults may be caused by a hernia, an inflammatory condition, or a mass. Read more below to learn about lumps inside and around the belly button.

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Causes of A Lump On The Lower Right Abdomen & When It's Serious
If you notice a lump on the right side with no pain, then this could be caused by a skin abscess or growth of fatty tissue, also known as lipoma. A painful lump in the lower right abdomen in females can be caused by ovarian cysts, or uterine fibroids. Hernias might also cause a lump or bulge in the lower right abdomen.

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What Does a Lump in Your Lower Left Abdomen Mean?
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