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Lower abdominal pain in Women or Pelvic pain
What causes lower abdominal or pelvic pain?
Most women feel discomfort or pain in the lower abdomen below the navel from time to time, for instance, before or during menstruation.
Taking note of certain symptoms will help you and your doctor accurately diagnose the problem, although this can be difficult.
It some cases it can be difficult to identify the cause of the pain, but noting certain features will help you and your doctor come to a likely diagnosis.
The most common causes are a urinary system disorder such as a bladder or kidney Qi deficiency, a bowel problem or a condition involving the reproductive system - the cold uterus, Fallopian tubes and cold ovaries.
Type of pain arising from the urinary system.
Pain from the urinary system can indicate such conditions as cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), inflammation of the collecting system of one or both kidneys, kidney stones or tumors.
The usual condition is a burning sensation when passing urine and a need to empty the bladder more frequently. In addition, pain traveling from the back and around to the front might suggest a kidney infection or kidney stone.
The pain associated with kidney stones may be particularly severe. The presence of blood in the urine raises the possibilities of infection, kidney or bladder stones or even a bladder or kidney tumor. Both benign and malignant tumors can first make themselves noticed in this way. The duration of the pain will further help you and your doctor to make the correct diagnosis.
Type of pain arising from conditions of the intestines
Bowel can give rise to a wide variety of symptoms including pain. Constipation and diarrhea can be painful in themselves, and the change in bowel habit usually identifies the pain as coming from the bowel. Pain from the bowel is often described as colicky in nature. This means that the pain or discomfort comes in waves with little or no discomfort in between the pain. Bloating or swelling of the lower abdomen may be present in many intestinal conditions including irritable bowel syndrome. The passing of fresh blood or altered blood (black motions) from the back passage should be reported to your doctor as investigation is usually necessary.
Pain arising from conditions of the reproductive organs
The pain might originate from the uterus (womb), Fallopian tubes or ovaries. It is usually felt in the middle of the lower abdomen, above the line of pubic hair as far up as the navel. Occasionally, the pain is more to one side, which is more typical of a pain coming from an ovary.
There might be discomfort or even pain during intercourse (called dyspareunia) felt deep within the pelvis. Pain originating from the uterus is usually worse at the time of a woman's period (dysmenorrhoea). Examples of conditions of the reproductive organs giving rise to pain include endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, fibroids and problems related to the early stages of pregnancy such as miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.
In any case of sudden, severe, unexplained abdominal pain your doctor should be contacted.
Acute and sudden pains are always worrying but chronic pain can also have serious implications and a doctor should be consulted. These may be cause by periods, passing of urine and bowel movements. When there have been episodes of nausea, vomiting, or fever. It may also involves the person's emotional life - family, friends, work - and their sex life, stress.
All of these symptoms can be treated by MALAYSIA Chinese Master's way of Medicine Herbs.
The durations of treatment always depends on which type or types of conditions. The area of lower abdomen pain are common and there are others rare types like inflammations of the liver, Spleen or Intestine. Wind attack in the organs or severe dampness or cold conditions in the organs.
The pain relief for all the problems above is very instants and the treatment may have to continue for a couple of weeks.