Pain In Lower Left Abdomen Female
Pain in lower left abdomen female
Lower Abdominal Pain in Females
Lower abdominal pain in females is not uncommon due to as an example the effects of menstruation, pregnancy and labor. In addition, the reproductive systems of females which include the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix and vagina are all located in the lower abdomen and hence leave women with more potential health concerns than their male counterparts.
Hence lower abdominal pain in females is typically more common, than in men.
Though issues with their reproductive systems can certainly cause pain in females there are many other potential causes for lower abdominal pain. Any such discomfort which lasts more than hour should be taken seriously, and examined as may be required.
Abdominal pain in females and various common causes include:
- Peritonitis (infection of the abdominal membrane)
- Stretched or pulled abdominal muscle
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Urinary tract infection
- Intestinal Gas
- Dysmenorrhea (also known as menstrual pain or period pain)
- Mittleschmerz (also known as mid-cycle pain)
- Labor pain
- False labor during middle and late (Braxton Hicks)
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Ruptured ovarian cyst
- Twisted ovarian cyst
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation)
- Coeliac disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Kidney stone
- Adhesion abdominal pain
- Chronic Pelvic pain syndrome
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
Next we will define various regions in lower abdomen and their corresponding female organ structures to assist in ascertaining potential sources for lower abdominal pain in females.
Organs located in the Right Lower Quadrant (Abdomen) of Females
If a woman is having pain in the right lower abdomen, what are the organs that could be in trouble? For uniformity, the right lower abdomen is defined here as the part of the abdomen below the level of the umbilicus, to the right of a straight imaginary line drawn from the level of the nipple to the waist line in front.
Organs found in the lower right abdomen of females include the:
- Right Fallopian Tube and Ovary
- Right Round Ligament
- Ascending Colon
- Part of the Uterus may encroach here too
- Right Ureter
- Right Kidney
Possible aliments associated with the right lower abdomen of females might include disease conditions such as appendicitis, kidney stones, ovarian cysts, rectus sheath hematoma, and ectopic pregnancy.
Organs located in the Central Lower Quadrant (Abdomen) of Females
Organs found in the central lower abdomen of females include the:
- Upper part of the vagina
- Central ends of the two fallopian tubes
- Ends of the round ligaments
Organs located in the Left Lower Quadrant (Abdomen) of Females
Organs found in the lower right abdomen of females are fundamentally the same as the right except there is no appendix:
- Left Fallopian Tube and Ovary
- Left Round Ligament
- Descending Colon
- Left Ureter
- Left Kidney
Possible aliments associated with the right lower abdomen of females might include disease conditions such as diverticulitis, constipation, kidney stones, ovarian cysts, rectus sheath hematoma, and ectopic pregnancy.