Right Lower Quadrant Pain

Right lower quadrant (RLQ) pain is tummy (abdominal) pain that is mainly in the lower half on the right-hand side. It is sometimes also called right iliac fossa (RIF) pain, although this really means pain in a smaller area in the lower right corner of your tummy (abdomen).

What are the most common causes of right lower quadrant pain?

The list of causes of right lower quadrant (RLQ) pain is extremely long but the following are some of the more common possibilities, not in order of how common they are.

Where is my right lower quadrant?

The right lower quadrant (RLQ) is a section of your tummy (abdomen). Look down at your tummy, and mentally divide the area from the bottom of your ribs down to your pubic hair into four quarters. The quarter on your right side below your belly button (umbilicus) is your RLQ.

What are the gut problems that can cause right lower quadrant pain?

All sorts of common and uncommon problems to do with your guts can give you pain in this area.

What is in my right lower quadrant?

- Small bowel (ileum).
- The connection between your small bowel and your large bowel.
- Appendix.
- First part of your large bowel (colon).
- Right ureter (at the back of the other organs).
- Right ovary and Fallopian tube.
And does not forget the skin and nerves of that area