Pain In The Lower Abdomen Accompanied By Slight Swelling?
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Pain in the lower abdomen, accompanied by swelling, which is often triggered or exacerbated by heavy lifting activities, one of which can be caused by an inguinal hernia. This condition occurs when a portion of the intestinal segment sticks out of the weakened abdominal wall, giving rise to a swelling or lump. Typically, this swelling or lump has a smooth surface, is soft in consistency, can be inserted or cannot be reinserted, and also often makes sufferers feel nauseous, and even vomiting. If you do not experience these characteristics, and you have already undergone an ultrasound examination and it is found that you do not have any signs of an inguinal hernia, then it is likely that your complaint will arise due to other causes.
Some of the other possible causes of pain in your lower abdomen are:
Myalgia (pain or muscle cramps) Inflammation of the skin, for example due to infection, irritant contact dermatitis Peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity) Nerve disorders, for example due to a pinched nerve, diabetes, deficiency of certain vitamins or minerals, post herpetic neuralgia Indigestion, such as inflammation bowel, irritable bowel syndrome, bowel cancer, appendicitis) Urinary disorders, such as stones, infections, cancer Reproductive disorders, such as prostatitis Psychosomatic disorders, etc. It is really difficult to identify the cause of the pain you are experiencing without directly examining your physical condition. Because your complaint is very general and does not specifically refer to a particular disease. Therefore, we suggest that you get yourself checked directly to the doctor. Possibly, the doctor will also perform additional examinations, for example x-rays, repeat ultrasound, CT scan, gastrointestinal endoscopy, electromyography, and so on if needed to make a diagnosis of your complaint. . Maybe also, to get the best treatment, the doctor will refer you to a neurologist, an internal medicine specialist, and so on.
As a first step, you should indeed limit activities that involve excessive abdominal muscle contraction, including lifting heavy objects, bending for too long, pushing too often, going up and down stairs, running, and so on. Always use pants that are comfortable and can support your lower abdominal muscles well. Avoid massaging or massaging too hard the painful abdominal area, especially without being based on good knowledge regarding the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Get used to eat more regularly, get plenty of rest, don't consume alcohol, and don't smoke.
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