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is cramping in lower abdomen a symptom of food borne illness (food poisoning)

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Likely not: Present your symptoms to your doctor, and he/she will advice you on what (if anything) to do. Do not self-medicate, it could be dangerous to do so.
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Dr. Paul Kim
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably not: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a general muscle relaxant used for spasms in skeletal muscles....So mainly striated muscles that are under voluntary ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to guess: A person with diarrhea can consider seeing a doctor if symptoms are not mild and temporary. Usually, one can expect 2-3 days of diarrhea, and then rec ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below: I’m sorry to hear that, yes it was probably the tuna :(, get some pepto 5ml after each evacuation, drink a lot of water and stay away from lactose, sp ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Retained and trapped gas can be very painful...Especially if caused by underlying food poisoning. Good luck.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You give very little history and the diagnostic possibilities would depend on the length of time you have experienced the symptoms. Have the issue eva ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
As : As you surmise, this may be food poisoning. The best course of action is to stay hydrated and see if it will pass. This may also be a GI virus. If ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
No it should not.: Follow up with ur dr for any lingering symptom. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can't say why you: are having abdominal cramps.Symptoms of Food poisoning may include nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, fever and diarrhea.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Stomach cramps: So far, it could be indigestion, reflux or over-eating. Food poisoning might produce diarrhea and/or vomiting.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Recurring infection: may be viral, bacterial or parasitic. You will need stool culture and evaluation for ova and parasites. See your clinic physician asap.

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