What Causes Dull Constant Lower Abdominal Ache?
Dull constant lower abdominal ache can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose dull constant lower abdominal ache, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "dull constant lower abdominal ache" as a symptom. Here are six possibilities:
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Diverticular Disease
- Ovarian Cancer
- Ovarian Cysts
- Crohn's Disease
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
past and future vaccination
severe lower abdominal pain
severe lower-right abdominal pain
occasional significant bloating
moderate unexplained fevers
highly elevated lymphocyte count
occasional painful urge to defecate
major unexplained weight loss
... and more than 40 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of dull constant lower abdominal ache:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Do you have a dull, constant ache on either or both sides of your lower abdomen near the pelvis, but above the pubic area?
→ Don't know
→ Left side only
→ Right side only
→ Both sides or in the middle
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of lower abdominal ache, left lower abdominal ache, right lower abdominal ache or lower abdominal ache, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
... and also rule out issues such as: