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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Cramping Pain (Overview)

Cramping pain is a deep squeezing muscular pain that is usually caused by muscles of the digestive tract or the uterus contracting.


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I am experiencing pelvic pain and cramping pelvic pain.

I am experiencing  pelvic pain and cramping pelvic pain.

Need more info: Depending on the associated symptoms can be multiple things. Duration of symptoms, fever, discharge, bleeding etc are things to consider when making a differential for diagnosis. Please resubmit a question so we can help you better. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
208 doctors shared insights

Cramping Pain (Overview)

Cramping pain is a deep squeezing muscular pain that is usually caused by muscles of the digestive tract or the uterus contracting.


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What causes cramping pain in the bladder after ovulation? Started when i started having sex? Been treated with antibiotics before

What causes cramping pain in the bladder after ovulation? Started when i started having sex? Been treated with antibiotics before

Bladder pain: If you have a pelvic infection it can give you bladder pain. Also ovarian cysts can have the same effect. Insterstitial cystitis is a condition that cases chronic pelvic pain and pain during sex. Hormonal changes can cause bladder pain if you have endometriosis. ...Read more

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Right abdominal pain nausea?

Right abdominal pain nausea?

More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain, muscle pain, nausea, malaise.

Lower abdominal pain, muscle pain, nausea, malaise.

Stomach flu: Is a viral gastrointestinal infection. There is no effective treatment for this condition. Have a good rest and drink a lot of water. Wash your hands after handling food (the condition is contagious). ...Read more

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Extreme bloating, cramping, spotting, lower back pain, abdominal pain, hunger pains, fever, dizziness. What could cause this?

Extreme bloating, cramping, spotting, lower back pain, abdominal pain, hunger pains, fever, dizziness. What could cause this?

Many signs : You have many vague signs to give you one diagnosis. You may be pregnant, have a viral infection , or a gastro enteritis. Are you taking any medication? That can also contribute to some of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Burning lower back pain. Nausea. Lower abdomen pain. Not pregnant?

UTI: Symptoms are very suspicious for this. I would recommend a urine culture and some antibiotics, empirically. Get with GYN and/or primary ASAP. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and stomach cramping?

Many possibilities : Intestinal cramps from gas, infection, ulcer. Urinary infection or kidney stone. Uterine cramping from endometriosis, fibroid tumor. Ovarian maladies. Pregnancy. And a few others. Get checked if this persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Why do I get a a cramping pain in my anus sometimes? 

Why do I get a a cramping pain in my anus sometimes? 

Spasm: Of the anal muscles can be due to a fissure or other inflammation in the anus. Hi fiber diet but more importantly hi fluid intake up to 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid to maintain a soft bm but not so soft that it loses its form. I would avoid spicy food and acidic food such as any tomato based products. Then you should see a colorectal surgeon for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Urination pain and pelvic pain related?

Can be: Typically a simple bladder infection doesn't cause pelvic pain - but a chronic infection or other issues with the bladder (like interstitial cystitis) certainly can. Check with your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Lower stomache pain, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, lower back pain, chills abdominal pain, lower left stomache pain, lower back pain, nausea, chills, been having symptoms about 4 days

I : I would consult with your doctor immediately for evaluation. This may point an infectious process that needs to be addressed sooner than later. ...Read more

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I had cervical cancer two years ago and under went treatment. I'm having lower back pain and sharp cramping even though i had a hysterectomy.?

I  had cervical cancer two years ago and under went treatment. I'm having lower back pain and  sharp cramping even though i had a hysterectomy.?

There are many : Reasons for these symptoms that could include: adhesions related to your prior surgery, a GI issue like diverticulitis, a urinary tract infection or other urinary issue as well as not excluding your prior diagnosis so you should be evaluated by your doctor as these symptoms are not typical of a spine problem. ...Read more

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Im having upper abdominal pain after sex ...Sever cramping?

Call ur gyn: This could b a number of things including endometriosis. U need a complete history and exam. Please call ur gyn doc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness) .

I am experiencing  pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness) .

Painful Menses: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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Cramps pain left abdomen worse with exercise?

Get a medical check: If the cramps are persistent and going on for more than one week, you need to see a doctor. I hope your circulation is not compromised. Narrow arteries(happens with aging) can result in reduced blood flow to the intestines and cause something like this. You need a complete medical check for high bp, cholesterol, diabetes and check up of your circulation which can be done by your family doctor. ...Read more

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Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

See your Doctor: This could be a number of issues. It coudl be abdominal, thoracic or spinal in origin. You need to have a complete work up! see your internist first. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of period pain/cramp fast and efficiently?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of period pain/cramp fast and efficiently?

NSAID's: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain. If you desire non-med approaches you can discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. ...Read more

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Sharp cramping pain in abdomen. Quick remedies?

Sharp cramping pain in abdomen. Quick remedies?

See details: Determine the cause first. Then you will know the proper treatment. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain, discharge, heartburn?

Lower right abdominal pain, discharge, heartburn?

Leukorrhea, color?: The answers are myriad: infection, the onset of menses, inflammatory disorders. Std is high on the list associated with pid (pelvic inflammatory disease). Recommend seeking ob/gyn for a pap smear. The "heartburn, " unrelated, may be due to gerd (reflux) or gallbladder disease. Ultrasound and/or hida scan and labs for h. Pylori, liver function tests, and of course beta-hcg to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more