Lower Abdominal Pain Around The Navel When Not Menstruating?
Hello wr.wb. I want to ask, why does my stomach actually below the navel sometimes like pain? The pain is not too frequent, also not clear in the morning, afternoon, evening or night. I’m also not menstruating, why huh? Thank you. Thank you, wr.wb.
Waalaikumsalaam wr. wb.
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Lower abdominal pain is a common symptom that often occurs, and can be caused by various diseases, such as:
1. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), often occurs in women, because it has a shorter urinary tract structure than men. UTI is usually accompanied by pain during urination, pain especially when the lower abdomen is pressed, and fever
2. Appendicitis or acute appendicitis, generally more specific abdominal pain in the lower right area, accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and also fever. Pain in the appendix is sometimes in the form of severe pain.
3. Gastroenteritis or gastrointestinal infections, most often caused by consumption of food / drinks that are less hygienic or out of date. Usually accompanied by watery stool / diarrhea, also nausea, vomiting.
4. PID, is inflammation of the pelvis, which often occurs in young women.
5. Myalgia, pain in the abdominal muscles, due to exercise or incorrect posture
Some additional information can help distinguish one disease from another, such as: when you first felt pain, whether there was a pain trigger (after eating, before eating, with a certain position, etc.), whether it improved with the consumption of certain drugs, and so on Besides having different accompanying symptoms, the diagnosis also requires several additional examinations, such as a complete physical examination, vital signs, abdominal ultrasound, laboratory tests of blood, stool, and urine.
If you often feel these symptoms, and enough to interfere with your activities, I suggest to see a general practitioner or a specialist in internal medicine, to get a more complete examination and treatment.
If you do not have a history of gastric disease (ulcer) before, and if your symptoms do not resemble those of appendicitis, you can try to take anti-pain medications that are labeled green / sold freely at the pharmacy. However, the use of pain medications is not recommended for a long period of time, aside from having some side effects, pain medications can also disguise the main cause of the disease, so you should also assess the level of abdominal pain without anti-pain medications. If you experience any of the symptoms / signs such as: severe abdominal pain (which cannot be tolerated), fever for more than 5 days accompanied by stomach pain moving to the lower right, cold sweat, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, enlarged abdomen, difficult bowel movements for more than 3 days, urinating or defecating blood, weak, immediately check yourself into the nearest health facility.
Thus information from me, hopefully can help.