Lower Abdominal Pain, A Sign That Your Intestines Have Decreased?
Hello doctor …. i am a 26 year old male
Good evening Zul Fiqhri,
Regarding abdominal pain that can be caused by many things, first we have to know the location of the abdominal pain first, then the characteristics of the pain, whether the pain is sharp, dull, appears continuously or intermittently. The location of the pain in the abdomen can help determine the possible organ causing the pain. Because in the abdominal area there are many organs that can be a source of pain, such as muscles, digestive organs, urinary organs, and reproductive organs. For abdominal pain in the lower abdominal area, to be precise around the belly button, it can be caused by problems including: bladder infection (cystitis), appendicitis (appendicitis), inflammatory bowel disease, etc. For the lower right abdominal area it can be caused by appendicitis, kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), kidney infection (pyelonephritis), colon infection (colitis), hernia, etc. And the lower left abdominal area can be caused by diverticulitis, kidney stones, kidney infections, colon infections or hernias.
Meanwhile, the descending intestine which you mean in medical language is also called a hernia. A hernia is a condition in which the intestine is protruding from the abdominal wall due to an abnormality of the abdominal wall so that it is weaker than normal and due to a history of trauma. There are several types of hernias depending on the location where the intestine exits and the final location of the lump. The most common hernias in men are inguinal hernias, these hernias usually cause a lump in the groin area, either right or left. If the hernia is located further down into the scrotum or testicular bag, it is called a scrotal hernia. Whereas in women the most type of hernia experienced is a femoral hernia, which is the intestine descends and causes a lump in the thigh area.
To find out with certainty the cause of the complaint you are experiencing, it's good to see a doctor. The doctor will be able to perform a thorough physical examination to find out the specific cause that you are experiencing and afterwards, if necessary, investigations can be carried out to confirm the diagnosis. If the doctor suspects a hernia, then the supporting examinations that can be done include ultrasound to see the intestinal organs that are coming out of the lining of the stomach, if the doctor suspects that there is a possibility of infection, blood tests can be done to confirm the diagnosis, besides routine urine examinations as well. can be done if the cause leads to disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract.
For initial treatment at home, if you feel stomach pain that disturbs your daily activities, then you can take painkillers such as paracetamol. However, if this complaint does not improve or the condition is felt to be getting worse, immediately see a doctor.
That is the information we can provide. May be useful.