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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Abdominal Spasm (Overview)

Abdominal spasm is a symptom in which a person's tummy feels an inner twisting or cramping sensation, that feels somewhat strong and bothersome, but usually fades away after a short time. Spasms sometimes come and go.


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How can diabetic ketoacidosis cause abdominal spasm?

How can diabetic ketoacidosis cause abdominal spasm?

Toxic to the Cells: Both ketones and acids are toxins. They interfere with normal cell function. They can cause muscle cells to contact and stay contracted which causes cramps and pain. The dehydration that accompanies ketoacidosis makes this even worse. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
15 doctors shared insights

Abdominal Spasm (Overview)

Abdominal spasm is a symptom in which a person's tummy feels an inner twisting or cramping sensation, that feels somewhat strong and bothersome, but usually fades away after a short time. Spasms sometimes come and go.


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I have severe abdominal spasm like pain that just started out of no where and radiating to my back what could be the problem?

I have severe abdominal spasm like pain that just started out of no where and radiating to my back what could be the problem?

See your doctor!: There are many potential causes for this discomfort, some may be relatively benign, but some can be very serious. A doctor needs to see, exam, and test you to figure out which is which. The diagnoses can range from ulcers, gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, to major blood vessel problems. Do not dawdle and hope it will go away, because the more serious possibilities are time sensitive. ...Read more

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Dear sir, what is abdominal spasm, and how do you treat it?

Dear sir, what is abdominal spasm, and how do you treat it?

Abd spasm: Not sure exactly what is meant by abdominal spasm. Could be issue with spasm of the muscle of the abdomen wall. Could be issue with "spasm" of intestine or colon. Many things can cause "abdominal spasm". That description (if from your healthcare provider) means they are not sure what is causing your symptoms, but feel it is most likely not serious. Continue to monitor symptoms & see doctor ...Read more

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How do you get rid of abdominal hardness?

How do you get rid of abdominal hardness?

Confusing: It depends on what is causing "abdominal hardness." this is not a common description, so if you have this, you need to be examined by a doctor to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Spasms? My lower abdomen is twitching no pain it's just annoying. It more to the right side could it just be spasms just started about an hour ago

Spasms? My lower abdomen is twitching no pain it's just annoying. It more to the right side could it just be spasms just started about an hour ago

Wouldn't worry: Twitching abdominal muscles are different from spasming abdominal muscles. One hurts like a son of gun and one hurts like a son of a daffodil (i.e. doesn't hurt at all). Wouldn't worry about it....do your homework and it'll be gone by then. But if not and you're worried you are welcome to contact me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR All the best! ...Read more

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Dear sir, what is abdominal spasm, and how do you treat it?

Abd spasm: Not sure exactly what is meant by abdominal spasm. Could be issue with spasm of the muscle of the abdomen wall. Could be issue with "spasm" of intestine or colon. Many things can cause "abdominal spasm". That description (if from your healthcare provider) means they are not sure what is causing your symptoms, but feel it is most likely not serious. Continue to monitor symptoms & see doctor ...Read more

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I have severe abdominal spasm like pain that just started out of no where and radiating to my back what could be the problem?

See your doctor!: There are many potential causes for this discomfort, some may be relatively benign, but some can be very serious. A doctor needs to see, exam, and test you to figure out which is which. The diagnoses can range from ulcers, gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, to major blood vessel problems. Do not dawdle and hope it will go away, because the more serious possibilities are time sensitive. ...Read more

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How can diabetic ketoacidosis cause abdominal spasm?

Toxic to the Cells: Both ketones and acids are toxins. They interfere with normal cell function. They can cause muscle cells to contact and stay contracted which causes cramps and pain. The dehydration that accompanies ketoacidosis makes this even worse. ...Read more

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I have mid upper abdominal spasm, cramps trapped gas and burning stomach and esophagus sensation just right under the rib cage over 1 year?

I have mid upper abdominal spasm, cramps trapped gas and burning stomach and esophagus sensation just right under the rib cage over 1 year?

Many symptoms: You must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will get your medical history, examine you, and almost certainly order lab data. She/he may also order an xray! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more