Lower Abdominal Pain and Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common complaint, especially in women. But, if you also suffer from lower abdominal pain, along with back pain, then it is essential to look for quick treatment. Scroll down to find detailed information on causes and treatment methods for the same.
Abdominal pain is a serious condition and needs to be heeded to immediately. It can be of various types. It can either be a dull aching pain that recurs after regular intervals, or can be a sudden excruciating pain that comes and goes. Sometimes, pain in back and stomach occur together. You can peruse the potential causes for the same below.

Common Causes

Kidney Stones: Accumulation of excess salts, calcium or uric acid in the kidney give rise to kidney stones. If the amount of uric acid or calcium in the body rises, it does not get washed out from the body, but, gets converted into stones. The size of the kidney stone and the pain associated with it, is variable. Pain, caused due to kidney stones, begins in the lower abdomen and spreads around the groin to the back.

Pyelonephritis: It is an infection of the kidneys and the pelvis, caused by bacteria. It is one of the types of nephritis. Pyelonephritis is observed in people suffering from urinary tract infection (UTI) or those having a history of it. Along with stomach and backache, other symptoms like fever, painful urination, vomiting and headache are also observed.

Apart from these, pancreatitis and gallstones are the other diseases that cause pain in stomach and back. However, there are certain diseases and disorders causing these symptoms, that differ according to the gender.

... in Women

Miscarriage: Miscarriage is a natural termination of pregnancy caused due to a variety of reasons like trauma or uterine malformation. Among the symptoms of miscarriage, bleeding is the foremost, which is followed by frequent abdominal pain, cramping and back pain.

Preterm labor: Preterm labor is labor that starts early, i.e., before completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. Its most prominent symptom is vaginal discharge. If preterm labor is not identified and stopped, it can result in premature birth. Vaginal spotting, bleeding, pelvic pain, lower abdominal pain and lower back pain are the symptoms of preterm labor.

Along with these, cramping during menstruation, placental abruption, ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer, etc. are the other causes of lower back pain accompanied by stomach pain and other symptoms in women.

... in Men

Acute Prostatitis: It is the inflammation or infection of the prostate gland due to bacteria like E coli. Major symptoms of acute prostatitis are stomach ache, pain and urgency in urination, fever, chills and lower back pain. It is a medical emergency and should be treated as soon as possible.

Seminal Vesiculitis: It is the inflammation or degeneration of the seminal vesicles in men. Usually, this condition occurs as a secondary to prostatitis. However, it can also occur independently. It can be of two types: acute or steady. It is a common cause of stomach and back pain in men.


All the aforementioned causes are medical emergencies and should not be ignored. If one experiences these symptoms together, he should consult the doctor immediately. The doctor will take history and ask you questions in order to diagnose the exact cause of the condition. It is essential to look for immediate treatment in case the pain is accompanied with symptoms like fever, chills, urinary disorders, weight loss, muscle fatigue, etc. You should explain the exact type of pain: whether it occurs at specific time, due to specific trigger; is it acute or chronic, etc., as it helps in easier and quicker diagnosis of the disease.

As the treatment depends entirely on the cause and severity of the symptoms, it is essential to get the cause diagnosed correctly. Most of these diseases and disorders can be treated with the help of medications. However, some of them may even need hospitalization and surgery. It is better to seek medical advice, and get the disease diagnosed and treated early to avoid further complications.

Disclaimer: This write-up is not to be substituted for medical advice and proper treatment. It is intended only to provide information.