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what is bowel spasms

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can caus ... Read More
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
37 years experience Internal Medicine
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome may be responsible for abdominal pain caused by spasms.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Miscellaneous: Lots of things: crohns disease, diverticulosis, food allergy such as lactose intolerance, food poisening - see ur pmd - who might refer you to gastro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Depends on the cause: Avoiding lactose, gas-producing food (e.g. Beans, onions, celery, carrots, raisins, bananas, apricots, prunes, brussel sprouts, wheat germ, pretzels, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe since...: ...essential oils found in coriander such as Borneol and Linalool, aid in digestion, proper functioning of liver, and helping to reduce diarrhea caus ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Peppermint: Peppermint oil can help as it acts as a smooth muscle relaxant. Probiotics may also help, but the research is better for peppermint oil. Hoping you ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bowel spasms: Bowel spasms = spontaneous contractions of colonic muscles (such as in IBS).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
There are many drugs: There are many drugs to help spasmodic pain in the bowel. They typically are anticholingeric drugs and there are many. They cost little. But see your ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
POSSIBLY: Appendicitis usually presents as a vague pain around the navel and mid-abdomen, which then progresses to right lower quadrant over 12 to 24 hours. So ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
Self hypnosis: Learning selfhypnosis can help you to cope with this symptom.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There are meds which help irritable bowel syndrome. The ones you listed help the diarrhea but do not address the underlying cause.

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