Lower abdominal pain

by Mary
(Fountain Hills)

Lower abdominal pain. Began 3 days ago with mild cramping. Progressed to severe lower abdominal pain accompanied by fever and nausea. Took to the bed for last 23 hours. Nausea lessened. Frequent mucousy stools. Pain on initiation but lessens toward end of movement. Extreme pressure in lower abdomen.

Hi Mary,

This certainly sounds like a bad lower abdominal pain with some mucousy diarrhoea.

Have you had this before?

Any recent travel abroad or eating out? Do you normally suffer with irritable bowel syndrome, or is there anyone in your immediate family that suffers with IBS or Crohns or Ulcerative Colitis?

I noticed that you did not mention the presence of blood in your stool. That is good.

I think most likely you've caught a bug, causing this cramping lower abdominal pain with fever, and frequent loose stools.

Sometimes, taking some simple pain killers like Tylenol and rest, plus plenty of fluids - clear fluid like water and avoiding sweetened drinks would help relief symptoms and fasten recovery.

If you feel worse after 48 hours of onset you must see your doctor. He or she might want to collect your stool sample for testing and if it is thought to be due to significant infection, you may benefit from antibiotics.

We hope you get well soon.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any further specific questions or concern.

Abdopain Team.

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