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What causes pain in lower abdomen?

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: My lower abdomen is hurting. It is right about hip level on my right side. Should I be concerned?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
For how long has this been going on? For now, not concerning

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this pain that you have reported. The low nature of this pain means it is unlikely to be the appendix which would have made it an urgent symptom to address. I will like to know when this pain started, how serve it is and what makes it worse. Also, tell me a bit about your bowel habits?

With this said, I will initially recommend that you take Tylenol to help with the pains. If it persists or gets worse, then we may want to get some proper examination or investigation for appropriate diagnosis and management. However, it is not uncommon to experience non specific pain in the groin once in a while.

For now, there are not red flags to make this pain concerning. Monitoring and pain medication is and we would only become more aggressive at investigating if something else comes up.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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What causes pain in lower abdomen?

Brief Answer: For how long has this been going on? For now, not concerning Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this pain that you have reported. The low nature of this pain means it is unlikely to be the appendix which would have made it an urgent symptom to address. I will like to know when this pain started, how serve it is and what makes it worse. Also, tell me a bit about your bowel habits? With this said, I will initially recommend that you take Tylenol to help with the pains. If it persists or gets worse, then we may want to get some proper examination or investigation for appropriate diagnosis and management. However, it is not uncommon to experience non specific pain in the groin once in a while. For now, there are not red flags to make this pain concerning. Monitoring and pain medication is and we would only become more aggressive at investigating if something else comes up. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.