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What causes abdominal pain, back pain and low back pain? 11 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the reproductive organs in women. It's marked by pain in the abdomen, especially during urination or sex.

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2

PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Premenstrual syndrome causes a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms. Learn more about it.

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3

Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the loss of a fetus during pregnancy. It's also an event that's more common than you think. Learn about causes, types, symptoms, and more.

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4

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that forms the lining of your uterus grows outside of your uterine cavity. The lining is called the endometrium.

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5

Pregnancy

Bleeding or spotting, increased need to urinate, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period are signs of pregnancy.

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6

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are solid masses of crystalized calcium or other substances that originate in the kidneys but can pass through the urinary tract. The greatest risk factor is making less than one liter of urine per day.

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7

Ectopic Pregnancy

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Ectopic pregnancies occur when a fertilized egg fails to attach to the uterus. In most ectopic pregnancies, the egg will attach to the fallopian tubes. Less common, it may also attach to the abdominal cavity or cervix...

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8

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. Learn more about its symptoms and how your doctor can treat it.

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9

Threatened Abortion

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Threatened abortion refers to vaginal bleeding during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Learn about its symptoms, risk factors, and diagnosis.

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10

Dissection of the Aorta

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

The aorta is a large artery that carries blood out of your heart. If you experience a dissection of the aorta, it means that blood has entered the wall of the artery, between the inner and middle layers. This can happe...

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11

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

The aorta carries blood from your heart to your abdomen, legs, and pelvis. When the abdominal aortic walls are swollen, it's known as abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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