Lower abdominal and groin discomfort

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I been having mild aches and pains and discomfort mostly on the lower side from below the belly button, the bladder area, down to the groin.

It started after taking Nexium for my problem with acid reflux.

The feelings come and go, from very mild to a feeling that there is something there, especially when sitting down or crissing feet or legs when sitting.

Sometimes it feels like it's under the skin with mild itchy burning feelings.

No poop problem, no urine problem, I urinate a lot if I drink too much water. No mass or swelling or rash.

I had a similar experience last year, urine test normal.

Only been to the doctor last week, for another issue, the similar feeling was in my back and leg.

GP said my muscles were tight, probably due to my anxiety, as I suffer from generalised anxiety, health anxiety and mild depression.

Is this common among anxiety and stress? Or even acid reflux/GERD?

Is there something at home I can try doing to rid of this? Or does it need being rechecked again?

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    Hi Redwolf887

    Perhaps you could ask your doc to refer you for an ultrsound scan to see if there is anything untoward going on in your abdo/gaeny area....best wishes....

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    Anxiety can cause acid reflux and pain.  However, if this happened after taking Nexium, you could have had a reaction to it.  Try an over the counter medication for acid reflux such as Gaviscon or try milk.  If you still have symptoms after a week see your doctor again.
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    Hi i feel d same an wonder if our sleeping an sitting position can cause it. Been to d dr said it was bladderi took antibiotics was gd fotr 3 days an it started again..hav to chk dr nx wk. Take care.
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      Maybe, I tend to slouch a lot when sitting down which might be causing discomfort in my back and now lower stomach. It's fine when I stand up. All the best to you.

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