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Dr. Zach Patrick
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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This is embarrassing but when I sit down to deficate or ejaculate I get horrible lower abdomen muscle cramps. Is the cause pushing or what? Thanks.

Dr. Zach Patrick
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
8 years in practice
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This is embarrassing but when I sit down to deficate or ejaculate I get horrible lower abdomen muscle cramps. Is the cause pushing or what? Thanks.

See your Doctor: Abdominal pain can have many complex causes. You need a physical exam to try and figure this out. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Muscle Cramps (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from ...Read more


Dr. Dann Byck
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
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How can I prevent stomach and abdominal muscle cramps during situps?

Dr. Dann Byck
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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I have a lot of medical problems I've been having bad abdominal cramps now I'm having muscle cramps and dizziness diarrhea and pukey?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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I have a lot of medical problems I've been having bad abdominal cramps now I'm having muscle cramps and dizziness diarrhea and pukey?

See a doctor: You cannot solve this on the internet without being seen, providing a full detailed history, examined and perhaps having lab tests and imaging studies. In addition answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Debora Velasco
Board Certified, Podiatry
21 years in practice
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Constant muscle cramps all over. Sharp pains in ribs n abdoman nausea complete blood panel all OK. Neg Ana Neg abdominal CT scan magnesium 1.8 was 1.4?

Dr. Debora Velasco
Board Certified, Podiatry
21 years in practice
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Constant muscle cramps all over. Sharp pains in ribs n abdoman nausea complete blood panel all OK. Neg Ana Neg abdominal CT scan magnesium 1.8 was 1.4?

Might be dehydrated: These symptoms of cramps and all normal lab tests and sharp pains in the abdomen can be a lack of water intake. We need more information. What do you do for a living? ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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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.

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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Dr. Andrew Doe
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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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?

Dr. Andrew Doe
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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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?

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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Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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Muscle cramps in hands, feet, thighs, abdomen, tremors are symptoms of what?

Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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Dr. Mark Burke
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Thyroid gone 5/31/13.Since, I have hair loss, muscle cramps in chest, underneath breast, back, abdomen+ thumbs cramp toward my palm. Meds^ to.200 (levo)?

Dr. Mark Burke
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Thyroid gone 5/31/13.Since, I have hair loss, muscle cramps in chest, underneath breast, back, abdomen+ thumbs cramp toward my palm. Meds^ to.200 (levo)?

Check calcium level : My first thought would be that your calcium levels or thyroid hormone levels are not right. I's possible to have long lasting drop in calcium after a thyroidectomy. Please ask your pmd or surgeon if these have been checked recently, if they are off, these levels should be corrected. If these levels are normal it may just be coincidental to the thyroid surgery and would need en exam and work up. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Would repeated insulin shots in stomach cause muscle cramps?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Would repeated insulin shots in stomach cause muscle cramps?

Unlikely: You don't inject into the muscle, you inject into the "fat" on your abdomen so it shouldn't cause muscle cramps. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
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What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

Multifactorial: Assuming you are talking about activity related cramps, i would say that the two most likely causes are electrolyte(salts) imbalance and poor hydration. Gatorade has an excellent site for fluid replacement in relation to excercise. In general you should be drinking 64 oz of fluid per day plus 12 oz for each hour of intense exercise. Avoid sodas and sugary drinks. Finally, ca+ and magnisium sup. ...Read more

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