Pain in the lower part of the stomach - female reasonsBernice Clark ▼ | Wednesday March 11, 2009 6:01PM ET
Women often complain about pain in the lower part of the stomach. Not so rare, the pain starts in the lower back, spreading into the lower parts of the stomach, left and right from the navel or in groin. The pain can be strong and appears on one or both sides of the stomach.
Kidney cysts and kidney tumours are usually detected with the ultrasound of abdominal cavity. But they don't cause a pain if they aren't bigger than 4-5 centimetres in diameter.
Pain caused by the kidney inflammation is the most often followed with increased temperature (sometimes 40C) and chill.
A patient urinates weakly if the inflammation is stronger, but mostly without feeling of burning. Feeling of burning during urination appears in the case of inflammation of the lower parts of urinary system. The pain often spreads on both groins, more precise in the lower part of the stomach, right and left from the navel.
Some unspecific kidney inflammation appears when renal gravel or kidney stones damage mucous membrane and cause local inflammation. Specific inflammations are usually caused by some bacteria.
Reflecting pain from the kidney, sickness of the ovary or an appendix inflammation can cause the pain, too. The other cause may be tumour changes in the colon but in that case the patient feels pain in the whole lower part of stomach.
Premenstrual pain and ovary cysts may be the reasons for pain. Ovary cysts (5 to 30mm) usually are harmless but the larger ones demand a surgical procedure.
Appendix inflammation and an extrauterine pregnancy are two most common emergency conditions that cause the pain in the lower part of stomach and reflect on the whole stomach.
Pain in the lower part of stomach in women in pre-menopause or menopause can be followed by sudden uncontrolled urination. Blood in urine, especially in a menopause, is the reason to suspect that there's a problem in urinary system or of gynaecology nature.
Pain can be also caused by the "blind pocket" of colon, so called diverticulus, when undigested or partially digested food is trapped in it.
Pain in the lower part of abdomen can be the result of reflecting pain from the spine, and sometimes from the hips.
Aorta, the largest artery in our body runs from our chest (thoracic aorta) to the abdomen (abdominal aorta) where it splits in two branches to supply our legs with blood. When a weak area of the abdominal aorta expands or bulges, that is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms may be one of the reasons for pain in the lower part of the stomach, although it is relatively rare. Unfortunately, an aneurysm most often develops without pain and that is very dangerous because of possible rupture.
Pay attention to the next few symptoms: feeling pulse in your abdomen similar to heart beating and feeling severe and sudden pain in your abdomen or lower back. In rare occasions, but it's possible, your may feel pain in feet or see feet discoloration.
If your aneurysm bursts you may suddenly feel dizziness, intense weakness or pain, and you may eventually lose consciousness.
This is a life-dangerous situation and you should seek for medical attention immediately. ■