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Sometimes after a normal BM I feel like my abdominal sides cramp and hurt. Colonoscopy normal. Been SIBO free for a year. Am wondering why?

Sometimes after a normal BM I feel like my abdominal sides cramp and hurt. Colonoscopy normal. Been SIBO free for a year. Am wondering why?

Alarm signs to check: Maybe IBS; maybe not GI. Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Risk factors? Other tests done? ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Sir i'm suffering from severe abdominal gastric cramps since 10 years have undergone colonoscopy, endoscopy and other tests nothing traced, please help?

Sir i'm suffering from severe abdominal gastric cramps since 10 years have undergone colonoscopy, endoscopy and other tests nothing traced, please help?

Complete evaluation: You need a complete evaluation by a gastroenterologist well-versed in functional bowel issues. I suggest that you start keeping a food journal where you write down what you ate, at what time, when you develop symptoms, and what the symptoms are. Sometimes food allergies can cause this, and other times it ends up being an entity called irritable bowel disorder. In any case, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Two days posted colonoscopy still gassy and having pain cramps in lower abdomen not severe also no bm yet tried to go yesterday mucus with tan blood?

Two days posted colonoscopy still gassy and having pain cramps in lower abdomen not severe also no bm yet tried to go yesterday mucus with  tan blood?

Colonoscopy.: it is not unusual to have some gassiness and to not yet have had a bowel movement on the second day after a colonoscopy. However, it is not normal to have any bleeding afterwards. If you are having bleeding, you should call the doctor who did your colonoscopy to discuss it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 47 yr old female. I have severe abdominal bloating, (colonoscopy showed nothing), pelvic cramps, no menstrual periods for 3 months, and backac?

I am a 47 yr old female. I have severe abdominal bloating, (colonoscopy showed nothing), pelvic cramps, no menstrual periods for 3 months, and  backac?

Several things: At 47 you are in the perimenopause and skipping periods is common. It may well be that the skipped periods aren't related to your backache , bloating,and pelvic cramping. A normal colonoscopy doesn't rule out irritable bowel syndrome which can cause these symptoms. Talk to your PCP, GYN, or the doctor who did your colonoscopy about this. ...Read more

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My Dr suspects IBD (due to stool sample result) - awaiting colonoscopy. Taking Doxycycline for Lyme. Am I likely to get C Diff? Currently have upper abdominal cramps, are they normal with Doxycycline?

My Dr suspects IBD (due to stool sample result) - awaiting colonoscopy. Taking Doxycycline for Lyme. Am I likely to get C Diff? Currently have upper abdominal cramps, are they normal with Doxycycline?

Not uncommon: Doxycycline needs be taken with food but even then many people have gastric upset from it. It is impossible to predict whether you will have C difficile problem but I would recommend you take a probiotic whenever you are on an antibiotic. If your stomach still bothers you , ask your doctor to Rx an alternative. ...Read more

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Been eating dairy not using my pills have severe stomach cramps diahrea and bloody mucus 52 had colonoscopy less than year ago came out good ?

Been eating dairy not using my pills have severe stomach cramps diahrea and bloody mucus 52 had colonoscopy  less than year ago came out good ?

Get an exam: You may have lactose intolerance. An infectious agent is also possible. Bloody mucus is something that should be checked out. If there is a focus of cancer it can often be cured if caught early enough. I suggest discussing this with the same physician who did your colonoscopy as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have had rectal bleeding, on and off for several months. Along with bad stomach cramps after eating. Nothing on colonoscopy.

I have had rectal bleeding, on and off for several months. Along with bad stomach cramps after eating. Nothing on colonoscopy.

Above or below: Blood in the stool and pain after eating could be signs of a gastric ulcer, in addition to the colonoscopy, you probably need an EGD (Endoscopic Gastro-Duodenoscopy, camera from above) to rule out a bleeding gastric ulcer. These typically present with stomach pain that is worsened by eating and blood in the stool (usually dark black stools or hidden, occult, blood on lab testing). ...Read more

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My upper abdomen cramps/hurts badly some times or in the middle of the night. The frequency is getting higher. What's wrong?

My upper abdomen cramps/hurts badly some times or in the middle of the night. The frequency is getting higher.  What's wrong?

Few things: There are certainly a lot of possibilities here. These include acid reflux, ulcer in the stomach or small intestine, gallbladder among other things. If it is becoming more frequent and bothersome then it is worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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Constant lower abdomen cramps ?

Constant lower abdomen cramps ?

Many things: It doesn't say how old you are, and we would need a lot more info to help you. Could you be pregnant? Are you constipated? Have you been ill? Could you have an std? Is your period due/overdue? Have you had abnormal (or no) pap smears? Has there been a change in your bowel movements? Many things can cause lower abdomen cramping/pain. Give us more info and maybe we can help. Or see your md. ...Read more

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What could cause abdomen cramps after urinating?

What could cause abdomen cramps after urinating?

Here are some...: Did this happen only after holding urine for a long time with pain or every time after urination? To deduce why you felt such, an effort to analyze the detailed history of all symptoms + findings of physical exam + testing as needed is needed. How? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Together, most likely, possible conclusion will come. ...Read more

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On and off lower abdomen cramps, feeling tou want to poops, what is this?

Diet: I suspect that this is some dietary factor that makes you feel like you want to go; try eliminating lactose from your diet; try a probiotic daily; experiment with your diet and see what works for you;. ...Read more

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Hi I have had abdomen cramps/ pain for over 1 week this pain is relieved when I go to the toilet, the pain is not severe. I've had no other symptoms ?

Hi I have had abdomen cramps/ pain for over 1 week this pain is relieved when I go to the toilet, the pain is not severe. I've had no other symptoms 
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TNTC: causes of abdominal pain are Too Numerous To Count (TNCT). If you continue to have the pain, I suggest seeking out medical care. The potential causes, include diet, lifestyle, stressors, infection, inflammation, etc etc. Consult with your physician for more information and best of health to you. ...Read more

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My wife got menstrual on 19th feb, we started regular sex from 26to5 (to concieve) now she is feeling abdomen cramps & pain. Is it sign of preganancy?

My wife got menstrual on 19th feb, we started regular sex from 26to5 (to concieve) now she is feeling abdomen cramps & pain. Is it sign of preganancy?

Not from this cycle: You had intercourse from cycle day 7 to cycle day 14. In a 28 cycle ovulation usually takes place on cycle day 14. Would only have conceived four days ago, so likely not pregnancy related symptoms from this cycle. Ovarian cysts or an abnormal pregnancy from last cycle should be ruled out. Call your doctor if pain significant or she now has a positive home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My age is 19.I have abdomen cramps , blood in stool and nausea.

My age is 19.I have abdomen cramps , blood in stool and nausea.

See below: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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