Lower abdominal pain is common, and it can be a sign of a serious condition. Here are some possible medical reasons for your symptoms.
Viral or bacterial infections
One of the most common causes of lower abdominal pain are infections caused by various viruses or bacteria known as gastroenteritis. “Viral causes are by far the most common and more contagious, but bacterial causes are often more serious in nature, often caused by food or water sources,” notes Mark D. Salsberry, MD, Medical Director of the Urgent Care Network at WellStar Health System. “Gastroenteritis generally presents with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea before the typically crampy pain develops.” Symptoms typically last anywhere from…