Causes of right side lower abdominal and back pain

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The right lower abdominal area refers to the region to the right of the invisible line drawn from the navel to the groin. Pain here and in your lower back can have a number of causes.

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Pain that occurs in the lower right abdominal is caused by either one of the organs which are housed there or due to a more generalised pain from other areas. The same holds true for the lower back where pain often generalises from abdominal distress.

Facts

The lower back houses the lumbar spine, which is responsible for protecting the spinal cord and nearby organs according to MedicineNet.com. For this reason, when issues occur concerning abdominal organs, the pain presents itself in the back as well as the abdomen.

Causes

Potential causes for pain in this region range from constipation and pulled muscles to diverticulitis, kidney stones and gallbladder issues according to Abdopain.com. A physician should diagnose any persistent pain in this region.

Symptoms

Depending on the cause, sufferers of pain in these areas may experience stiffness and lack of mobility in the lower back according to MedicineNet.com. Additionally, cramping, nausea and irregularity may occur. In some cases, a fever may also occur.

Treatment

A doctor must determine the cause of the pain in order to give specific treatment. In some cases, pain relievers or other oral medications are sufficient. For some disorders a physician will order surgery as the only treatment according to AbdoPain.com.

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