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How to prevent abdominal cramps after running and keep complex carbs in diet for weight loss?

How to prevent abdominal cramps after running and keep complex carbs in diet for weight loss?

Running: I would start with a visit to an athletic trainer. The team at the Air Force base should be able to take care of you. ...Read more

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more


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I was wondering what could cause me to have abdominal cramp like pains while running that are so bad that I have to stop from it.

I was wondering what could cause me to have abdominal cramp like pains while running that are so bad that I have to stop from it.

Diet: Most runners have to develope a diet that works for them. Also the time you eat before running may need changing. You may want to start by logging your diet and discussing it w a nutritionist that specializes in athletes. ...Read more

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Whenever I am running at around half a mile I get extremely bad cramps in the lower abdomen. What may this be from?

Whenever I am running at around half a mile I get extremely bad cramps in the lower abdomen. What may this be from?

Stitch: If it is just under your ribcage, it is commonly referred to as a "stitch". It is a spasbm of your diaphragm muscle which you use to breath. Many people press on the area to help it go away. Best to stop and walk until it passes. As you continue to run on a regular basis this should pass. Good Luck. (USAT Level I coach) ...Read more

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I have what feels like a twinge of pain, similar to a running cramp in my lower left abdomen. Started this afternoon while sitting at work.

I have what feels like a twinge of pain, similar to a running cramp in my lower left abdomen. Started this afternoon while sitting at work.

Cramp: This may be an abdominal muscle strain/mild inflammation or it could be an early manifestation of colon inflammation or diverticulitis. If the discomfort persists, worsens, is accompanied by tenderness, fever, chills,abdominal distension,nausea or vomiting,blood in stools then a visit to the hospital emergency room is needed where prompt evaluation and testing are available. ...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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On and off lower abdomen cramps, feeling tou want to poops, what is this?

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, why do I suffer from stomach cramps after running, even ghough i'm well hydrated before, during and after excercise?

Hi, why do I suffer from stomach cramps after running, even ghough i'm well hydrated before, during and after excercise?

Well, it depends: On what u mean by stomach cramps. Is it gastrointestinal or in the muscles. Lactic acid is a by product from the muscles that builds during exertion and initiates muscle pain and spasm. Though hydration is important, it must be done with a slow increase in conditioning. Over time the muscles clear this more effectively. If conditioned and just started, perhaps a better answer will come. ...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