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ask: Why does my lower abdomen hurt?

By beautynchaos
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I have a pain in my lower abdomen that feels like it does before I start my period. The only thing is I am not supposed to start for another seven days. This pain is much more intense than I am used to. It seems to get worse and feels tight when I need to urinate and afterwards the pain subsides for a few minutes and the tightness goes away. I also feel like my lower back is very tight and this seems to make the pain in my abdomen slightly worse from time to time. Is there anything you can tell me that could be causing this pain? I am getting a little worried and unfortunately right now I cannot afford to go to a doctor. Thank you for any insight you may have.

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July 21, 2014 - 12:09am
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I have really bad lower abdomen pains and I don't know why...sometimes it goes away but it comes back very quickly.....I know it's not appendicitis Becuase I already had that and so my appendix was taken out...but what could it be?? And now that I have my period this week it has just gotten worse
We can't afford a doctor right now so I don't know what to do....

July 12, 2014 - 1:22pm
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I am almost 14. Around 2 months ago I had my first period for 3 days. I haven't gotten it again yet and now my lower right abdomen hurts so much! Am I pregnant even though I didn't have sex? Is it a coincidence? Was it really a period? HELP!!!!

July 8, 2014 - 2:58pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Don't worry, your not pregnant. One must have sex in order to become pregnant. However, I would go see your OBGYN/Gyncologists. The pain that is occurring may be a ovarian cysts. Which are common of girls your age. I have been dealing with them since I was sixteen.

July 27, 2014 - 8:46pm
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Si get nause but i dont throw up i sleep alot and mu tummy feels really finny i get alot of eart burn with greasy or spicy stuff! Cheese gives me diarea n it never has before im really moody like u wont imagine b i do have sex unprotected i have slight pain like small shock inside vagina but nothing big the pains started when i accifentaly hit my back ! Am i pregnant !?my breast feel sensetive n on both sides i feel pain like sireness ibe had it for almost wo weeks what is is? I pee alo n missed my period a month ago my tumy hurts sometime but it gors awaya after a poopsy

July 1, 2014 - 2:54pm
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Ok i dont know how to work this but pls answer quick im frwaking out!about two months ago i had a miscariage or atleast i think i did cuz i bled for days (7) and i had taken a pg it came out postive! After that i had sex again n this time it was planned but my pg said negative this is now the begining of third month and i have a funny feeling on my tummy i cant sleep on my stomach and neither on my back i have to sleep on my side cz im not conf. My belly looks like it grew but indeed feels nothing hard unless i psh deep down i get slight pains in vagina! But not bad and they last about 2 min i had back pains about three weeks ago but they went away now im just alittle tensed and feel exteemely tired also with breast pain on the side n nippes feel tingly n sensetive am i pregnant or am i trippen lol this is weird but after every meal and even a drink of water sometimes even randomely i burp but alot tho like ive never had ! How long will it take for tummy to grow if i am im confused

July 1, 2014 - 2:45pm
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I got my tubes tied,cut,and burnt is what the doctor said 11 yearrs ago but my last period was may 15 2014. Now I'm hurting at the bottom of my stomach and my boobs are really sore and it is hurting in my pelvic hurts too. What could this be could I be pregnant?

June 30, 2014 - 10:42am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I also had my tubes cut , burnt, tied and clamped... Six years later I had a daughter who is now eight.. So yeah your tubes can grow back !

July 25, 2014 - 10:01pm
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Ok I had my tubes tied 11years ago and I have all the signs of throwing up,tightness in stomach, cramps and all the stuff but I took a pregnancy test it came back not pregnant, so can I be pregnant

June 28, 2014 - 4:39am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi anonymous,

If you have your tubes tied then there's still a percentage of you getting pregnant, but what you may be experiencing is a cyst. That can cause all the symptoms you are experiencing. I highly reccomend that you go see your doctor as soon as possible as it can become worse over time if not treated.


June 28, 2014 - 5:30am
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