Though appendicitis can occur at any age it is more common between the ages of 10 and 30. It is rare for it to get better on it’s own. The pain from appendicitis will not go on-and-on for weeks or months. Does this sound like you? If you have more than half of the above symptoms, you are likely to be suffering from an appendicitis. Contact your doctor or go to your local Emergency Department.
Treatment is usually by removal of the diseased appendix by surgical operation. Infection of the urinary tract is another very common of lower abdominal pain, especially in children and women. A bladder infection is called cystitis. If it is not recognised and treated it could spread upwards to affect one or both of the kidneys. In extreme cases it can lead to a very serious infection which may require hospitalisation. An increase in the number of times you pass urine. Lower abdominal and back pain.
Does that sound like you or someone you care for? It’s time to seek medical attention. Or Co-amoxiclav 625mg Three Times daily, for up to 7 days, are frequently used in treating this condition in adults with excellent response. IBS can cause pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen. IBS is extremely common with approximately 5 in every 20 people suffering from this condition. It is two and a half times more common in women than in men and can occur at any age.
Have these symptoms been going on for about 6 months or more? Why not have talks with your doctor as you may be suffering with irritable bowel syndrome. IBS must only be diagnosed after every other possible causes of the type of pain that you have has been excluded. So it is important not to self diagnose and treat yourself for IBS, just in case it is something else. It is a condition where the glands on the wall of the small bowels become inflamed, swollen and painful, usually following a sore throat or viral infection. This condition usually mimics acute appendicitis.
The difference is often that the child or adult would still have a good appetite, while in appendicitis, the appetite becomes poor. The pain in mesenteric lymphadenitis could be fleeting. Also the precedence of the pain by sore throat, cough and cold which is lasting a few weeks is unusual with appendicitis. Treatment is with simple pain killers, lots of clear fluid intake and rest. Endometriosis is a condition where the normal tissue or cells that line the inner surface of the womb are found outside the womb. Treatment is through pain killers, hormones, surgery and complementary medicine. Pelvic inflammatory disease also known as PID is another common cause of lower abdominal pain in women.
It is an ascending infection of the female genital tract. The infection often involve the womb, Fallopian tube, ovaries and tissues surrounding the womb and ovaries. This infection is caused by sexually transmitted diseases in about 95 percent of cases. It is an infection commonly seen in women between the ages of 16 and 30, although can occur in any woman who is sexually active and have more than one sexual partner. If not diagnosed and treated in time, it could lead to severe infections, infertility and increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. PID is best treated in the GUM clinic, though it can be treated by your doctor too.
You will then be prescribed antibiotics. Mittleschmerz or mid cycle pain is pain associated with ovulation. It is very common in young women, especially within a few years of their menarche or first menstrual period. It is a common cause of lower abdominal pain. The symptoms of Mid Cycle Pain are pain in the right or left lower abdomen for about 2 weeks or after your last menstrual period, for those who have a 28 days regular menstrual interval. The pain could come on suddenly, lasting between a few minutes up to 3 days. The pain could be sharp or dull, moderate but rarely severe. It happens once every month and could be on the right lower abdomen this month, and then the left lower abdomen the next month, or skips a few months before coming on again. Most women can tolerate the pain once they understand what it is.