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Top 5 Dull Abdominal Pain Causes

  1. 1.Ovulation Pain (Mittelschmerz) or Midcycle Spotting

    Mittelschmerz, also known as ovulation pain or mid-cycle pain, is abdominal pain that occurs around the time the egg is released from an ovary. Ovulation can sometimes cause some mild vaginal bleeding, spotting or blood-stained/brown discharge as well.

    This can be treated at home and will pass on its own. If your pain becomes very severe or you have other symptoms like nausea or fever, you should contact your doctor.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), last period approximately 2 weeks ago, vaginal bleeding, bloody vaginal discharge, pelvis pain
    Symptoms that always occur with ovulation pain (mittelschmerz) or midcycle spotting:
    last period approximately 2 weeks ago
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female genital structures like the uterus, fallopian tube, ovary, and the surrounding abdominal wall. It is typically caused by N. Gonorrhoeae or C. Trachomatis.

    You should contact your doctor today. There, physical exams and swabs of the vagina will be needed to look for infection. Further blood testing or imaging may also be needed. Treatment involves antibiotics (orally) for both you and your partner

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, nausea or vomiting, vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, lower abdominal pain
    Symptoms that always occur with pelvic inflammatory disease:
    hidden: pid: pain fever or discharge
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  3. 3.Appendicitis

    Your appendix is a small, tube-like organ attached to the large intestine, with no known function. It is located in the lower right part of the abdomen. A blockage (caused by intestinal gunk, typically) inside of the appendix causes appendicitis. The blockage leads to increased pressure, problems with blood flow, and inflammation. If the blockage is not treated, the appendix can burst and spread infection into the abdomen.

    Seek medical care at an ER immediately as this is an emergency.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, pelvis pain, loss of appetite, constipation
    Symptoms that always occur with appendicitis:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache)
    Symptoms that never occur with appendicitis:
    pain in the upper right abdomen, pain in the upper left abdomen, anxiety, pain below the ribs, improving abdominal pain, headache
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  4. 4.Gall Bladder Infection (Cholecystitis)

    Cholecystitis is the inflammation of the gallbladder. The gallbladder holds bile (a digestive juice). Gallstones can form when the bile gets thick, and these stones can block up the gallbladder and cause inflammation.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an ER, where an ultrasound of your abdomen and blood tests would confirm a diagnosis. Not seeking care may lead to the gallbladder bursting and causing a deadly infection in the abdomen.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation
    Symptoms that always occur with gall bladder infection (cholecystitis):
    abdominal pain (stomach ache)
    Symptoms that never occur with gall bladder infection (cholecystitis):
    pain in the upper left abdomen, pain in the lower left abdomen
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  5. 5.Appendicitis

    Your appendix is a small, tube-like organ attached to the large intestine, with no known function. It is located in the lower right part of the abdomen. A blockage (caused by intestinal gunk, typically) inside of the appendix causes appendicitis. The blockage leads to increased pressure, problems with blood flow, and inflammation. If the blockage is not treated, the appendix can burst and spread infection into the abdomen.

    Seek medical care at an ER immediately as this is an emergency.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, pelvis pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea
    Symptoms that always occur with appendicitis:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache)
    Symptoms that never occur with appendicitis:
    pain in the upper right abdomen, pain in the upper left abdomen, anxiety, pain below the ribs, improving abdominal pain, headache
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Dull Abdominal Pain

  • Q.How long has your abdominal pain been going on?
  • Q.How severe is your abdominal pain?
  • Q.Where is your abdominal pain?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?

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Dull Abdominal Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced dull abdominal pain have also experienced:

    • 12% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 6% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 6% Vaginal Bleeding
  • People who have experienced dull abdominal pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 39% Less Than a Day
    • 35% Less Than a Week
    • 10% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced dull abdominal pain were most often matched with:

    • 11% Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    • 10% Ovulation Pain (Mittelschmerz) or Midcycle Spotting

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