Pain in the lower right side of you stomach that occurs with bloating may be related to more than one condition. Although pain on the lower right side is commonly associated with an infection in your appendix, it is not accompanied with bloating. Call your doctor for further evaluation to rule out appendicitis. Most pain that occurs in the lower right region of your abdomen is a condition related to the large intestine, also called the colon. Before attempting to treat your symptoms, call your doctor.
Constipation will cause bloating and pain in the lower right side of your stomach. Constipation is defined by MedlinePlus as having less than three bowel movements in one week. It is mostly accompanied with difficulty passing stools and causes the stools to be hard and dry. Constipation is a symptom, not a condition, and has various causes. The most common cause of constipation is not eating enough daily fiber. Fiber helps maintain bowel regularity and softens stools. Talk with your doctor about implementing a high-fiber diet or taking fiber supplements to treat your condition.
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Gas pains may be felt anywhere in your stomach and intestines and commonly cause bloating. Gas is an ordinary byproduct of the digestion process. Eating gas-forming foods, such as cabbage, broccoli or beans, may trigger excess gas. Gas pains and bloating are the result of trapped gas in your digestive system that can cause sharp, jabbing pains that come and go. Bloating from excess gas can make your abdomen feel distended, according to MayoClinic.com.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome affects almost 20 percent of the American population and more than half of these people develop symptoms around age 30, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. IBS causes abnormal movement in the muscles found in the colon. The most common symptoms of IBS include bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation and stomach pain. Most of the pain is felt in the lower portion of your abdomen, where your large intestine is located.
Lactose intolerance can cause digestive difficulty after consume dairy products. If you develop pain in your lower right stomach along with bloating after you drink milk, talk with your doctor about lactose intolerance. Lactose is a sugar found in milk that your body may not be able to digest. This condition leaves the milk-sugar undigested, causing the formation of gas, bloating and diarrhea when it reaches the colon.
Is this an emergency? If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, please see the National Library of Medicine’s list of signs you need emergency medical attention or call 911.