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I am sorry that you are in pain.
What is your age and gender?
What is the exact location of pain on abdomen?
Do you have tenderness, gas, bloating, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation?
Any significant past medical illness or surgery?
Thanks for the further details.
Few more questions, Please.
When was you last period?
Are you sexually active?
Any vaginal discharge or urinary symptoms (increased frequency or burning)?
Thanks again for the details.
Following are the possibilites;
a) Urinary tract infection
b) Ovarian twist (it is the torsion of the ovary)
c) Salpingo-ophoritis (infection of the ovary and fallopian tube).
If your pain is moderate to severe, it is necessary that you see a doctor either at an urgent care clinic or at ER. A urine exam and an ultrasound (or a CT scan) is necessary for work up apart from the physical exam to pin point the cause. If pain is mild, you may take Motrin / Advil. Drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol and caffeine drinks would help. Vitamin C and Cranberry extract capsule (available without prescription) changes urinary pH and help in urinary tract infection.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
This can be gas. As intestines lie below the navel too. But urinary problem or vaginal discharge are not likely to be associated with it. The intensity of the symptoms would dictate the further management. An intense severe pain, if persistent need attention of a doctor. While the mild symptoms can have a wait and watch approach.
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