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Is abdominal cramping a common symptom of gastritis?

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Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
It can be....: although not a 'stomach" specialist it can be, but I always think of abdominal cramping as more intestinal...but there's lots of areas in the "abdomen" to be cramped. If worsens/intensifies seek professional in person medical advise
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Gastritis: Abdominal cramping is a sign of an irritated small intestine or large intestine. Any time there is an inflammation of the bowel tissue, the muscle will react by cramping, trying to push the inflammatory secretions through the gut as quickly as possible. Gastritis usually causes pain that is located above the navel, and moves up and down the esophagus and can be felt straight through to the back

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