Lower abdominal pain

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a painful swelling of the appendix.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Right sided abdominal pain
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain worse on coughing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea

More information on Appendicitis is available here.

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Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Vaginal bleeding after sex

More information on Chlamydia is available here.

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Cystitis

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing urine
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Cloudy urine
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Urgent desire to pass urine

More information on Cystitis is available here.

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Diverticulitis

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Left sided abdominal pain
  • High temperature
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Passing excessive wind

More information on Diverticulitis is available here.

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Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Missing periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Pain in the pelvic region

More information on Ectopic pregnancy is available here.

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Ovarian Cancer

Cancer of the ovary affects more than 6,500 women in the UK each year.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Continuous, unexplained weight loss
  • Feel full quickly
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pain in the pelvic region

More information on Ovarian Cancer is available here.

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Ovarian cyst

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops on a woman's ovary.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Pain in the pelvic region
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Heavy periods

More information on Ovarian cyst is available here.

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