Lower Abdominal Pain Treatment in Kent

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What are the Causes of Lower Abdominal Pain in Women?

Lower abdominal pain is a common experience for many women, and the culprit can range from everyday digestive issues to more specific female reproductive problems. Here’s a breakdown of some potential causes:


Female Reproductive Issues:

  • Menstrual Cramps: Pain during menstruation (period cramps) is caused by contractions in the uterus as it sheds its lining. This is a typical experience for many women.
  • Ovulation: Some women experience ovulation pain, a sharp or throbbing pain on one side of the lower abdomen around mid-cycle when an egg is released.
  • Endometriosis: This condition involves tissue similar to the uterine lining growing outside the uterus, causing pelvic pain, especially during menstruation.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): An infection of the female reproductive organs can cause severe lower abdominal pain, along with abnormal vaginal discharge and fever.


Other Potential Causes:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): This infection often leads to a burning sensation when urinating, frequent urination, and lower abdominal pain.
  • Appendicitis: Inflammation of the appendix, located in the lower right abdomen, can cause severe pain that worsens with movement.
  • Ovarian Cyst: Fluid-filled sacs on the ovaries can cause pain, especially if they rupture or grow large.


How Do I Book My Appointment?

Call the Spire Alexandra Hospital on 01634 687166 and book an appointment in Dr Penman’s outpatient clinic, you can also book your appointment online, following the link below.

You do not need a referral for your GP unless you are using your private medical insurance. Dr Penman has outpatient clinics on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.  He will assess your symptoms and discuss the best treatment and following this, assuming the NovaSure is the best form of treatment, he will then book you in for the procedure, and you can be symptom-free within weeks.

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