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I have pain in my lower abdomen when I tighten my stomach or push on it (feels somewhat sore)..

By June 6, 2012 - 3:22pm
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I have IBS but is doesn't seem to be the problem. I'm kind of sloppy with my birth control (I take a combination pill and I read it wasn't a HUGE deal if I didn't take it on time). I don't do it on purpose, I'm just forgetful. Anyway, my boyfriend and I have had unprotected sex recently since we really hate condoms, although he always pulls out. My period isn't due until next week. It seems too early to have any signs of pregnancy though. I haven't done any crazy exercising either. Just my usual run on the treadmill. I don't have a primary care doctor or a gyno either, although I'm in the process of looking for one. Could this be pregnancy or something else?

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I am feeling the same thing today! Did you figure out what it was?

September 11, 2012 - 1:58am

There isn't a particular side, it's just all over. It almost feels like if you hold in your pee for a very long time and then finally go, afterwards your bladder feels tender. It's that sort of feeling. Thank you for your insight though.

June 6, 2012 - 5:24pm

Hello Girly K,
Is the pain on the right or left side of your abdomen?

Until proven otherwise, pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen indicates appendicitis.

Since you had unprotected sex, lower abdominal pain, on either side, can indicate an ectopic pregnancy.

Colitis, which is inflammation of the colon or large intestine causes abdominal pain.

You need to be examined by a physician.


June 6, 2012 - 5:01pm
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