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Understanding Lower Abdominal Pain in women

Understanding Lower Abdominal Pain in women Medicline Dubai
Pain below the belly button is known as lower abdominal pain. Conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) often cause this type of pain. IBS primarily affects the lower abdomen but can sometimes affect the entire belly3.

Lower Abdominal Pain

Lower abdominal pain, located below the belly button, can also be caused by various conditions.

1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):

IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine and can cause cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation5.

2. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs):

These infections in any part of the urinary system — kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra — can cause pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen or back.

3. Endometriosis:

This is a disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that forms the lining of your uterus grows outside of your uterine cavity. It can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during menstrual periods

4. Ovarian Cysts:

These are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface. While many women with ovarian cysts don’t have symptoms, a large cyst can cause pelvic pain, bloating, or a dull ache in the lower back and thighs

5. Menstrual Pain (Dysmenorrhea):

Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain associated with menstruation. The pain usually occurs in the lower abdomen but can also spread to the lower back and thighs. It can start 1-2 days before your period and typically lasts less than 2-3 days.

When to See a Doctor

It’s essential to listen to your body and understand when abdominal pain isn’t normal. Severe stomach pain after eating a fatty meal, crampy pain with diarrhea or constipation, and acute, severe pain are all signs that you should seek medical attention5. If you experience persistent or recurring abdominal pain, it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional to identify the underlying cause and initiate appropriate treatment. Visit and ask for an online private video consultation with Dr Sadeq who can help diagnose and treat your condition.

At Medicline, our Doctor’s Consultation includes:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Instant Prescriptions
  • Sick Leave as per Doctor’s discretion
  • Referrals and Blood Tests Orders
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