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Feeling numbness and pain on lower abdomen. How to overcome this problem?

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I have been have a pain on my lower right side abdomen, and the pain goes up to the back on the same side and and also on my right leg. I feel a little numbness. I am 41 years, this started last weak on the first day of my period. At first I thought I was ovulating but This is does not sound normal to me. I am restricted to going some exercise due to this pain. please help me
Posted Tue, 5 Mar 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 22 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
The symptoms that you are having are likely to be due to a spinal disc related problem.
You need to consult an orthopedician who after an examination will order tests like MRI of spine to find the extent of damage you have suffered.
The main treatment of such pain is bed rest along with pain killers and muscle relaxants. Muscle relaxants can help with your symptoms if used in appropriate dosage in combination with a potent analgesic.
You can get the appropriate drugs prescribed from your Orthopedician after examination.
Meanwhile you can follow these measures:
- If the pain is severe, you need bed rest till the pain resolves.
- Get some analgesics prescribed and apply analgesic spray or ointments.
- While resting, keep a pillow under your knees if it doesn't bother you.
- Avoid lifting heavy objects.
- Back strengthening exercises and stretching exercises for your hamstrings daily as advised by a Physiotherapist.
- Avoid exercises in times of pain.
- Improvise your posture while sitting.
- Using an LS contour belt of appropriate size might be helpful in providing support to back muscles.
Also, maintain a proper posture while working, sitting and standing. Keep your back straight. If you work for long hours on the computer, the following link will tell you the posture to maintain while working:
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Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow-up: Feeling numbness and pain on lower abdomen. How to overcome this problem? 16 minutes later
Hi doctor thanks for coming back to me. But am sorry am not happy with you answer, as I have said the main pain I have if from my lower right side abdomen and it just goes to the right lower back not to the spine. I don't feel any pain on my spine area. I have also been feeling the pain in side my reproductive organs when sneezing. I have not injured my spine at all and my posture is good.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 8 minutes later
Thanks for writing again.
The pain in the leg along with the numbness is usually associated with a back problem.
If the pain is only in the abdomen then a pelvic infection is likely. The other cause may be a urinary infection or an intestinal colic. An ultrasound scan and MRI of lower abdomen will help in detecting the exact cause.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
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Follow-up: Feeling numbness and pain on lower abdomen. How to overcome this problem? 8 minutes later
That sound much better. I will arrange to see my doctor sometime today. It is worrying.

Thank you for your answer.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
You are welcome.
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