Stomach Pain

Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Tom


Lower Abdominal Pain Causes & Treatments

Lower abdominal pain is very common for both men and women. Though the causes may differ from person to person, people with lower abdominal pain are almost suffering from the cramp-like, achy, sharp or dull pain between the chest and pelvic regions. Read this article to get familiar about both the causes and treatments of the lower abdominal pain in men and women.

Causes of lower abdominal pain

1. Lower abdominal pain in men

Lower abdominal pain in men may be caused by different reasons from women. The condition of the digestive tract, urinary tract infection, chronic medical disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, condition of the male reproductive system, kidney stones, are all the potential causes of lower abdominal pain in men.

2. Lower abdominal pain in women

Ectopic pregnancies, pancreatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease may be the different causes of lower abdominal pain in women from men. Also, lower abdominal pain in women may also due to the irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones, and kidney stone.

3. Other causes of lower abdominal pain both for men and women including: Crohn’s disease, constipation, food poisoning or allergies, appendicitis, stomach virus, Ulcers, lactose intolerance, intestinal obstruction and Acid Reflux. Usually, the causes are related to infection, inflammation or intestinal disorders.

Treatment for lower abdominal pain

Call medical assistance if the lower pain is severe and is associated with pressure or pain in your chest and trauma. Or you have symptoms like persistent nausea and vomiting, severe tenderness when touch the abdomen.

For the lower abdominal pain can be caused by so many different reasons, you should first identify the exact cause of your lower abdominal pain and then treat it depending on its causes. For some cases, surgery is necessary, while for some cases, you may cure it with some home remedies. So, if you are not certain with the cause, seek a doctor for exact diagnosis.

Have a rest to see whether the pain can be relieved after several hours

Apply cold or heat compress to reduce the pain

Try ginger to reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Also you can take an antacid to soothe your stomach if your lower abdominal pain is related to the discomfort of stomach. Some herbal tea like Chamomile Tea can be used to ease the pain as well.

Lower Abdominal Pain Causes & Treatments

Change your personal behavior to prevent abdominal pain. Like avoid certain foods or beverages, exercise regularly and eat small meals. Try to live a healthy lifestyle will lower the risk of getting many disease as well as lower abdominal pain.

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