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For the past 3 days I have been experiencing lower abdominal dull pain. Along with the pain I also felt a little nausea. I went to the doctor, and he said during exercise I may have strained a muscle. Today I am experiencing the dull pain in the lower abdominal region and in the back , the nausea feeling continues (worsened) but no vomit has come out. I also had one bowel movement today, that was minimal. I'm wondering what could possibly be the cause, and what I should do. I don't have much of an appetite and can't fall asleep either.

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replied March 7th, 2012
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

If you have missed your periods then take a pregnancy test and see. If periods are about to start, then wait and watch. Otherwise depending on the site of pain, various causes will need to be looked into. Lower right abdomen pain is commonly due to appendicitis.

Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, infection in kidney, kidney stones, constipation, ovary involvement in women (cysts, hemorrhage, tumor, torsion—torsion is a medical emergency and a long standing pain is not due to this), ectopic pregnancy in women, mesentry (a thin tissue that carries the blood, nerves and lymphatics for the intestine) involvement low blood supply, enlarged lymphnodes, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle (these two are unlikely is there is no localized patch of heat or lump) can all cause lower right or left abdomen pain. It can also be due to inguinal hernia.

Other than that at times pelvic inflammatory disease causes a lower abdominal pain along with a pelvic pain. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist and PCP once. Hope this helps. Take care!

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