Ulcers, infection, hernia, appendicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease are potential causes of a burning sensation in the lower abdomen, according to Today Health, Healthline and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. Additional symptoms help to pinpoint the culprit and also eliminate other possibilities, per Today Health.Continue Reading
If the pain is right below the bellybutton or focused sharply on the lower right side, appendicitis is more likely and requires immediate medical intervention, according to Today Health. If there is a tender bulge in the lower abdomen that gets larger or more painful with time, a hernia is likely to blame, says the Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. Hernias are more common in men, but women get them also.
Lower abdominal pain accompanied by unusual vaginal discharge indicate a fungal or bacterial infection in women, reports Healthline. Pelvic inflammatory disease is also a possibility due to a sexually transmitted infection, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.
If the burning in the lower abdomen gets worse with hunger, an ulcer may be to blame, according to Today Health. Antibiotics or surgery may be needed to treat it, so a doctor's intervention is imperative. A doctor's care is also required if any abdominal pain is accompanied by vomiting, unexplained weight loss, bloody discharge unrelated to menstruation, or pain during urination or intercourse, warns Healthline.Learn more about Pain & Symptoms
The symptoms of severe lower intestinal pain include pain in the abdomen, stomach cramps and diarrhea, according to Healthline. The leading cause of lower intestinal pain is food poisoning, which an individual contracts by consuming food contaminated with bacteria or parasites.Full Answer >
A fluttering sensation in the stomach or lower abdomen may be an early sign of pregnancy, according to SteadyHealth. Fluttering in the stomach could also be the result of an imbalance of electrolytes, muscle fatigue or hyperactivity of the central nervous system.Full Answer >
Causes of a swollen abdomen include gallstones, pancreatitis, blockage of the intestines, ovarian cysts and weight gain. Other possible causes are irritable bowel syndrome, pregnancy, lactose intolerance, ascites and appendicitis. Additional causes include liver cirrhosis, peritonitis, premenstrual syndrome, ectopic pregnancy and malabsorption, according to Healthline.Full Answer >
A dull, aching pain on the left side of the lower stomach could indicate inflammation, intestinal disorders, infection or abnormal growths, according to Healthline. Dull, aching pain in the lower stomach and abdomen also could be a result of inflammatory or digestion diseases.Full Answer >