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Sore body lower abdominal cramping fatigue. Early pregnancy symptoms or PMS ?

Sore body lower abdominal cramping fatigue. Early pregnancy symptoms or PMS ?

Non-specific: Your symtoms are non-specific. They could be PMS or many other things. They are not necessarily signs of pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is abdominal cramping a common symptom of gastritis?

Is abdominal cramping a common symptom of gastritis?

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 ...Read more

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Cramping started Wednesday the 26th. Thursday I was sick and the doctor said I had strep and that abdominal cramping could be a symptom of strep. Yes?

Cramping started Wednesday the 26th. Thursday I was sick and the doctor said I had strep and that abdominal cramping could be a symptom of strep. Yes?

Could be: This could accompany streptococcal pharyngitis, but I would place a lot more credibility in a very sore throat with exudates, tender cervical adenopathy, a mild fever, and the absence of other findings that might suggest another kind of infection. Antibiotics can produce some abdominal cramping.... ...Read more

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Im on my ovulating week, I had unprotected sex 2-3 days ago. I'm having symptoms of lower back and abdominal cramping.i'm going through fertilization ?

Im on my ovulating week, I had unprotected sex 2-3 days ago. I'm having symptoms of lower back and abdominal cramping.i'm going through fertilization ?

Ovulation and pain: Sometimes when you ovulate even without fertilization there can be mid-cycle pain and cramping known as Mittelschmerz. Sometimes if it continues it can be a painful ovarian cyst which you could have diagnosed by ultrasound and physical exam. There are other causes of lower back or abdominal pain that if persistent symptoms or worsen should be evaluated by a health care provider in person. ...Read more

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What would cause my 4yr old to have abdominal cramping, followed by 5-6 soft stools a day with bright red blood. No other symptoms.

What would cause my 4yr old to have abdominal cramping, followed by 5-6 soft stools a day with bright red blood. No other symptoms.

A few possibilities: It could be a viral gastroenteritis (stomach bug) with a rectal fissure which will resolve with clear liquids, a bland diet, rectal lubrication and time. It could also be more serious, like a parasite, inflammatory bowel disease or a foreign body. If it continues for another day or worsens, please have your child evaluated by a pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Luckily never before had any classic symptoms of period/PMS. experiencing today strong abdominal cramping & diarrhea (day before period).Unusual, why?

Luckily never before had any classic symptoms of period/PMS. experiencing today strong abdominal cramping & diarrhea (day before period).Unusual, why?

Not abnormal: The exact reasons why diarrhea occurs during your period aren't fully understood, but it is quite common and often tied to menstrual cramps. Believed to be at the root of the cause are prostaglandins, chemicals released during your period that allow the uterus, and thus the intestines, to contract. ...Read more

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Could/should i be having any pregnancy symptoms at 8 days past ovulation? I've got slight abdominal cramping and headache just started today. Ttc!

Could/should i be having any pregnancy symptoms at 8 days past ovulation? I've got slight abdominal cramping and headache just started today. Ttc!

Too early : Pregnancy symptoms are caused by elevated hormones. If your hormones were high enough to cause symptoms then they would be higher enough to cause a pregnancy test to be positive. Why not just checking pregnancy test instead of trying to guess. ...Read more

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Abdominal cramping, dark brown spotting currently on CD56 taken HPT'S all negative&HCG LAB. Still no pd and having symptoms what could this be?

Abdominal cramping, dark brown spotting currently on CD56 taken HPT'S all negative&HCG LAB. Still no pd and having symptoms what could this be?

If you have not: maybe obtain transabdominal & transvaginal ultrasounds. Also avoid100 % (100%!!!!) dairy products which u probably like a lot. We are drawn to what we should not. HRS, MD,FACC. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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Common cold symptoms for 2 days already, then all of a sudden severe abdominal cramping & slight nausea, loose stool.(doubled over in pain) any ideas?

Common cold symptoms for 2 days already, then all of a sudden severe abdominal cramping & slight nausea, loose stool.(doubled over in pain) any ideas?

Gastroenteritis: Sounds like a viral GI infection. Hydrate and consider taking something for the diarrhea. Diarrhea cramping can be quite painful. If it gets worse, you may need to be evaluated to rule out things like appendicitis ...Read more

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Abdominal cramping 5 days after ovulation, very sore nipples and 8 days after ovulation painful sex. Pregnancy symptoms?

Abdominal cramping 5 days after ovulation, very sore nipples and 8 days after ovulation painful sex. Pregnancy symptoms?

It's possible : You may request a serum/ blood pregnancy test from your oby to detect pregnancy at an early stage, earlier than what the urine or home pregnancy test/ hpt can do (usually at least 4 days prior to next natural cycle). Blessings! ...Read more