Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lower Stomach Pain Overview

Another name for Lower Stomach Pain is Lower Abdominal Pain.

What is lower abdominal pain?
A person with lower abdominal pain has discomfort in the lower part of the abdomen. The location of the pain within the lower abdomen can be an important clue in determining the underlying cause. Pain located in one area of the abdomen may be more serious than pain in the entire abdomen.

What are the symptoms of lower abdominal pain?
Important features of lower abdominal pain include pain severity, character, timing, location, and the presence of additional symptoms. Symptoms that can be associated with lower abdominal pain include abdominal swelling, excessive gas, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and loss of appetite. Lower abdominal pain may travel to the groin or the back.

How does the doctor treat lower abdominal pain?
Treatment for lower abdominal pain depends on the underlying cause. Serious causes of lower abdominal pain may require antibiotics or surgery.

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Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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