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Why do I experience intense abdominal muscle pain and cramping while running?

Why do I experience intense abdominal muscle pain and cramping while running?

Common problem.: Many people get abd muscle cramping while running. A lot of times it has to do with what you had to eat (and how soon you ate) prior to the run. Also, the abd muscles work hard during running - they provide core stability. If you are new to running or haven't run in awhile, it could take a few weeks before your abs feel better. Start low and go slow. Good luck! ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I always get muscle cramp especially abdominal part during my sleep, why is that? How to cure?

I always get muscle cramp especially abdominal part during my sleep, why is that? How to cure?

Motility pain: At night your GI tract does a lot of house keeping and has some big muscle contractions that might be the cause of these cramps. Avoid constipation would be first. Avoid food know to produce gas would be second. Would also consider peppermint tea or ginger tea at night prior to bed. ...Read more

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Cramps/ muscle spasms and pain in lower abdominal region on both sides and middle. Been there for 2 days?

Cramps/ muscle spasms and pain in lower abdominal region on both sides and middle. Been there for 2 days?

Abdominal: Likely a GI pathology such as colitis - you will need to see your primary care physician for further evaluation, especially if you have any associated findings such as fever or diarrhea. ...Read more

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I get a sharp cramp in my right abdominal muscle every time I do cardio. In the same spot no matter what I do. What can I do to stop it?

I get a sharp cramp in my right abdominal muscle every time I do cardio. In the same spot no matter what I do. What can I do to stop it?

Go see your Dr and: Get checked for muscle strain, intestinal, ovarian, fallopian tube, liver, gallbladder or ureteral problems. Take care! ...Read more

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Is it usual feeling that my left and right side of abdomen having muscle cramps due to my kidney stone? Thank you.

Is it usual feeling that my left and right side of abdomen having muscle cramps due to my kidney stone? Thank you.

Unless you have...: ...symptomatic stones in BOTH kidneys, it is less likely that your bilateral muscle cramping is stone-related than due to something else. Sounds like an evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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How can I prevent stomach and abdominal muscle cramps during situps?

How can I prevent stomach and abdominal muscle cramps during situps?

Keep working out: As you become more fit you should experience less pain with the same intensity workout. If the cramps continue see an orthopaedic surgeon who will evaluate you for a possible abdominal wall herniation from your c-section. If you recently had the c-section ask your OB when it is safe to do situps. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a complete thyroidectomy on 5/31/13. Since then I have been experiencing muscle cramps in my chest, underneath my breasts, abdomen and thumbs?

I had a complete thyroidectomy on 5/31/13. Since then I have been experiencing muscle cramps in my chest, underneath my breasts, abdomen and thumbs?

See your Dr: You should see your endocrinologist and make sure all your levels are good - especially your thyroid and parathyroid. ...Read more

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Back so painful day4 after bend to pick up toy. Constant muscle cramp in the R muscles along my lower spine & through to abdomen. Sharp local pain when move. When standing significantly curves to the left. Taking Valium, Panadineforte, nurofen- no relief

Back so painful day4 after bend to pick up toy. Constant muscle cramp in the R muscles along my lower spine & through to abdomen. Sharp local pain when move. When standing significantly curves to the left. Taking Valium, Panadineforte, nurofen- no relief

Acupuncture/streches: Sounds like a muscle spasms. It's getting worse so you need to try more aggressive management. Either acupuncture or deep tissue massage. The muscle relaxers and pain meds or steroids won't do much because muscle tissue is rarely touched by those. ...Read more

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Pain in abdominal/pelvis region feels like period cramps but just finished period gyno didn't feel anything. What could be the cause? Can it be muscle

Pain in abdominal/pelvis region feels like period cramps but just finished period gyno didn't feel anything. What could be the cause? Can it be muscle

Menses cause cramps: And woman's menstrual cycle usually causes cramps if these are severe new or different or you have fever then seek medical attention promptly if there's fever drainage or they do not go away after five days ...Read more

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Muscle cramps in hands, feet, thighs, abdomen, tremors are symptoms of what?

Cramps in muscle: This could be a magnesium deficiency, or a neurologic disorder. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Feeling a pressure in my lower abdomen and back pain 6dpo. Idk if its just muscle cramps or pms. Or is it IB?

Feeling a pressure in my lower abdomen and back pain 6dpo. Idk if its just muscle cramps or pms. Or is it IB?

Cramps: I do not know what your surgery was from, but you are 6 days post op. A likely reason would be a degree of constipation. A mild laxative may help. However, if the pain persists or you have a fever I would let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Pain in my abdomen, upper waist level on the left hand side. All the way thru from my back to front. Felt similar to muscle cramp but worse! ?

Pain in my abdomen, upper waist level on the left hand side. All the way thru from my back to front. Felt similar to muscle cramp but worse! ?

Need an exam: Any unusual abdominal pain, particulary if severe or recurrent, needs to be evaluated. While it may turn out to be nothing serious, pain is the bodies warning system that something may be wrong and should not be ignored.

When it comes to abdominal pain don't try to diagnosis yourself. See a physician. ...Read more

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Accidentally took 4200 mg of ibuprofen. Now having dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, shaking and muscle cramping. Should I go to the er?

Accidentally took 4200 mg of ibuprofen. Now having dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, shaking and muscle cramping. Should I go to the er?

21 pills: I am not sure how taking 21 pills at one times is an accident. But, I do not think one needs to get to the er yet. Lots of water is suggested and rest. If your symptoms worsen you may want to consult your family physician.

I really push the family doctor consult because if this was not an accident it may help to have someone know what is happening in your life and have some support. ...Read more

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What causes cramps or pain in the temporalis muscle?

Chewing: Do you chew gum? Do you have tmj? How long has the pain lasted? What caused the pain to start? What have you tried to relieve the pain? Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

Stretching: Muscles need to be exercised. Stretching and strengthening of muscles will help them be in optimal health, minimizing cramping and stiffness. ...Read more

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How to determine if I pulled a muscle in my abdomen or is it something else?

How to determine if I pulled a muscle in my abdomen or is it something else?

History and physical: Generally a pulled muscle will have an associated incident, such as an impact injury, fall, etc. A pulled muscle should have localized and superficial pain, whereas intra-abdominal pathology generally will be deeper and may be more diffuse/vague. Do see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal muscle discomfort?

See details: True muscle pain is related to sprains, strains tears or inflammation. However, be certain what you believe is abdominal muscle is really not coming from inside the abdomen. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Will muscle relaxers stop period cramps?

Will muscle relaxers stop period cramps?

Will not stop: While it is true that some women may get some relief from use of muscle relaxants for menstrual cramps, it will not help stop it. It can be used along with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory meds which work on the prostaglandins which cause cramps. ...Read more

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What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

Irritated muscles: Venous disease, dehydration, low levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, tired muscles from heavy exercise, or prolonged standing and working on legs. ...Read more

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How long would muscle cramp in leg last?

Seconds to hours: Muscle cramps can last for brief period of time or longer. Key is to increase blood flow and gently stretch the muscle to stop the spasm and contraction. Simple weight bearing and massage is helpful. Drink fluids non-alcoholic is beneficial. ...Read more

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Muscle cramps systemic and when asleep?

Muscle cramps systemic and when asleep?

Common problem: Nighttime cramps in those in the upper middle age & older population are very common. The cause is not well understood but is probably due to a disconnect between muscles & nerves as we age. Try stretching those muscles that cramp before bed. Make sure you are hydrating well during the day. Drinking tonic water with quinine is a home remedy. A lab check to make sure electrolyte levels are normal. ...Read more

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Will muscle relaxers help menstrual cramps?

Will muscle relaxers help menstrual cramps?

Possibly: Not the first line treatment but may be helpful in cases not responding to over the counter remedies or even hormone replacement / birth control. Discuss with your doctor for options that make sense for your situation. ...Read more

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Can muscle cramps be a sign of drug allergy?

Can muscle cramps be a sign of drug allergy?

Possibly: Athough any medicine can cause almost any possible side effect, having muscle cramps result from a drug allergy would be on the unusual side. That being said, the statins for high cholesterol can cause muscle pain. But that isn't an allergy. Nevertheless, I would think about other possibilities first. I would recommend seeing your regular physician. ...Read more

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Could you pull a muscle in your lower abdomen?

Could you pull a muscle in your lower abdomen?

Yes: It is possible to strain your abdominal muscles. ...Read more