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What causes lower abdominal pain? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Apr-2014
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User:Lower abdominal pain but my period does not start till next week. Is there something wrong?
Doctor:before I can answer your question, I would like to know a few details
Doctor:so if you don't mind, kindly answer these questions of mine, so that I can understand what is going on
Doctor:1. when did the pain start? Can you describe the pain for me...
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User:The pain started last Saturday
User:It feels like I'm cramping
Doctor:by last Saturday, you mean 5 days ago right?
Doctor:2.How old are you?
Doctor:3. Do you have any loose stools or constipation?
User:No I don't
Doctor:4. Any fever?
Doctor:Do you have any pain or burning sensation while passing urine?
Doctor:or any obstruction while passing urine?
Doctor:when is your due date?
User:No. My period starts next week on the 19th
Doctor:Any bleeding or spotting?
Doctor:How severe is the pain?
Doctor:and are you still getting this pain?
User:They come and go. They can range. Sometimes they are severe and sometimes they are mild. As of today I have not felt any pain
Doctor:Can you tell me the exact location of this pain? You can take the belly button as a landmark
Doctor:is it straight downwards, or to the left or right of the umbilicus?
Doctor:Does the location of the pain change? Does the pain move from lower abdomen to inner thighs, or the back?
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User:It's usually on the left sometimes the right
Doctor:Your symptoms are vague
Doctor:that means, you will need to see a doctor to find out the exact cause
Doctor:without the benefit of examining you personally, it is difficult to come to any conclusion as to the nature of the problem
Doctor:I can give you possible reasons for the pain
User:Okay what are some reasons
Doctor:1. A stone in the ureter (Tube connecting the kidneys to the urinary bladder)
Doctor:2. Mid cycle pains
Doctor:That is, in the middle of cycle, the ovaries release a follicle, that causes some pain
Doctor:but this pain will subside within one or two days
Doctor:3. Infection in the bladder
Doctor:4. Appendicitis
Doctor:5. inflammation of the intestines
Doctor:these are the probable reasons
Doctor:You need to consult a surgeon and get yourself examined to rule out these
Doctor:I hope this helps
User:Okay. Thanks
Doctor:Thank you very much for consulting me here
Doctor:take care
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