Lower right abdominal pain 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 lower right abdominal pain, we could:
|Possible Urgent Medical Need||18%||Unlikely|
|Ovarian Cancer||4%||Ruled out|
|Ulcerative Colitis||1%||Ruled out|
|Ovarian Cysts||0%||Ruled out|
|Diverticular Disease||0%||Ruled out|
|Ectopic Pregnancy||0%||Ruled out|
LOWER-RIGHT abdomen: Do you experience discomfort or pain above your right hip?
Possible responses:→ No / only after meals / don't know
→ Occasional mild discomfort
→ Frequent mild and/or occasional moderate pain
→ Frequent moderate and/or occasional severe pain
→ Frequent or constant severe pain
The most common symptom of ovarian cyst is pain in the lower right or left side of the pelvis, right where the ovaries are. The side will depend on which ovary contains the cyst. Specific pain in the right iliac can be a caused by ovarian torsion, which usually occurs when the ovary is enlarged by a cyst.