What Could Cause Pain In Lower Abdomen After Standing Up?


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There are several possible causes for abdominal pain upon standing. Pain in the lower abdomen will coincide with organs in that location.  Some of the more common and least severe causes of lower abdominal pain are eating something that causes irritation or from eating too much. Believe it or not, gas pains can be so severe that patients have gone to the hospital believing they were having a heart attack.  Gas pains become worse with sudden movement. Constipation can cause a lot of pain, especially if prolonged. If you strain your muscles in your lower abdomen, it can hurt to move for days. Another possibility is a virus such as gastroenteritis. However, this is usually accompanied by vomiting or diarrhoea. These types of conditions usually end quickly, but do require medical attention if persistent.  Food poisoning can have similar symptoms to a virus. If you suspect you have food poisoning, seek immediate medical attention.

One of the most common causes of chronic lower-abdominal pain is Irritable Bowel Disease. Gall and kidney stones are also very common conditions that cause abdominal pain that worsens with any type of movement. These conditions are easily treated with surgery and/or other methods. A more severe possibility is a hernia which requires medical attention immediately. Hernias involve chronic pain that worsen with movement. Stomach ulcers could also be the cause, are also chronic and worsen over time.  Diverticulitis is an extremely painful condition with pain that increases with movement. It should be monitored by a doctor in order to prevent colon disease. Appendicitis can cause severe abdominal pain and requires surgery.

There are other conditions that are organ-specific that can cause this type of pain. Urine and bladder infections, intestinal disease/infection, liver disease, and pancreatic disease are some examples. If you are unsure of what the problem is, visit a doctor.

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