Everyone goes through abdominal pain in the course of the life.
But have you ever experienced unpleasant feeling, when it is difficult to determine, where do you actually feel pain?
Aching and cramps may become apparent in your belly and back simultaneously.
Some abdominal and back pains come and go, while others become worse over time.
In fact, there is a long list of conditions, which may cause discomfort in your back and abdomen. Some of them are completely harmless, like mittelschmerz (painful ovulation), but others may lead to serious complications and even to death. Most common potentially life-threatening issues include peptic ulcer, cancer, aortic aneurysm dissection, heart attack, peritonitis etc.
Actually women have more chances to experience abdominal and back pain together. The reason is that female reproductive system is a really complicated mechanism, controlled by various hormones and nerve signals. It’s not uncommon that women suffer from unbearable pain because of problems, occurred in the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes.
So what are the most frequent culprits of backache and abdominal pain in women? Here is a top-list:
#1. Myoma – benign tumors, which may appear in the woman’s womb, don’t cause any symptoms, as usual. However, when they grow large enough, they may press on the nerves, causing pain in the back and lower abdomen, heavy periods and increased urge to urinate.
#2. Ovarian cyst – fluid-filled sacs may sometimes develop inside your ovary or on its surface. Even though most cysts are harmless and disappear within several menstrual cycles, certain types of cysts may grow large, burst or lead to ovarian torsion. All of these complications are dramatically painful for a woman.
#3. Kidney problems – many people live with hard deposits, called kidney stones. Sometimes they may move from the kidneys to the bladder, triggering unbearable pain in the pelvis and back. The same problem may happen, if there is infection in your urinary tract.
#4. Pelvic inflammatory disease – bacteria, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, may spread to your reproductive organs during unprotected intercourse. Symptoms of the PID may be so mild, that people often live with infection and don’t even know about it. The most common signs and symptoms include aching in the abdominal and pelvic area, unusual vaginal discharge with unpleasant smell, abnormal bleeding and pain during sex.
#5. Endometriosis – endometrium is a tissue, which normally lines in your uterus. In endometriosis, endometrial cells may spread out of the womb, but continue to thicken and bleed like normal ones. This causes pain in the bowel and back, which worsens during periods.
#6. Pregnancy – not only ectopic pregnancy may cause pain in the lower abdomen. This symptom is also common for those, whose fertilized egg has reached to uterus. Another early signs of pregnancy are morning sickness, swollen breasts, constipation and inexplicable fatigue.
#7. Fibromyalgia – it’s maybe one of the most poorly-understood conditions in the world. Healthcare specialists diagnose fibromyalgia, if a person experiences pain anywhere in the body, but no underlying reason is found during examinations. This chronic disorder is associated with pain in the muscles, tenderness and permanent fatigue.
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