352 Pain in the Lower Abdomen
In this chapter:
Sudden, Severe Pain in the Abdomen
Kinds of Pain in the Lower Abdomen
During monthly bleeding
After childbirth, abortion, or miscarriage
With discharge or bleeding from the vagina
When moving, walking, or lifting
In the middle of the monthly cycle
Within 3 weeks of getting an IUD
Without other signs
Questions About Pain in the Abdomen
How to use this chapter:
1. For sudden, severe pain in the belly or abdomen, see page 354 and
follow that advice.
2. Look up the different kinds of pain on pages 354 to 356. Most of
these problems are described in other parts of the book. Turn to the
page listed for more information.
3. If you are still unsure of the cause of the pain, look at the questions
on page 357.
4. For information on how to examine a woman with pain in the
abdomen, see page 534.
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