Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Anatomy

Right Lower Abdominal Tenderness Overview

What is right lower abdominal tenderness?
A person with right lower abdominal tenderness has pain or discomfort in the right lower part of the abdomen when pressure is applied with the hand. The location of the tenderness can be an important clue in determining the underlying cause. Severe abdominal tenderness that has spread all over the abdomen is a surgical emergency.

What are the symptoms of right lower abdominal tenderness?
Important features of right lower abdominal tenderness include pain severity, character, timing, location, and the presence of additional symptoms. Symptoms that may occur with right lower abdominal tenderness include nausea, vomiting, abdominal swelling, right lower abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, excessive gas, loss of appetite, and constipation. Additional symptoms that may occur with right lower abdominal tenderness include back pain, pain during urination, blood in the urine, blood in the stool, black stool, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, or penile discharge.

How does the doctor treat right lower abdominal tenderness?
Treatment for right lower abdominal tenderness depends on the underlying cause. Depending on the cause, right lower abdominal pain may be treated with medications or surgery.

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