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I have spasm abdominal pain on left side acute after eating coupled with vomiting or reflux also tummy bloated?

I have spasm abdominal pain on left side acute after eating coupled with vomiting or reflux also tummy bloated?

Abdominal pain: The cause of the pain depends upon whether the pain is in the upper part of your left side or the lower part. Pain in the upper part could indicate severe acid reflux or gastritis; try antacids or Pepcid (famotidine) to see if they help. Lower left pain reflects spasm in the colon usually. This is where you feel the pain of constipation. As constipation gets more severe, you may feel pain when you eat. ...Read more

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Abdominal Spasm (Definition)

Abdominal spasm = involuntary contractions of muscles in digestive tract which ...Read more


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Hi, I have acute spasm abdominal pain on left side after eating. Some constipation. Bloated stomach and (reflux/vomiting especially in morn.)?

Constipation: Constipation can result in abdominal pain (lower part/sides) and bloating. Esophageal reflux/ gastritis, duodenitis, ulcers in stomach/upper intestine can result in abdominal pain, indigestion, dyspepsia, vomiting, water brash. There are several other causes of abdominal pain/vomiting especially in the morning. Need to seek medical care to daignose the exact cause of above symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abdominal spasm?

What is the definition or description of: Abdominal spasm?

Abdominal spasm: Abdominal spasm = involuntary contractions of muscles in digestive tract which propels food through it. ...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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I have severe abdominal spasm like pain that just started out of no where and radiating to my back what could be the problem?

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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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I am experiencing abdominal spasm, burping and abdominal discomfort.

I am experiencing abdominal spasm, burping and abdominal discomfort.

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic. Your physician or a gastroenterologist will take a thorough history, perform a complete examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. In the meantime follow a bland, fat free diet and take mylanta after meals to prevent gas buildup. ...Read more

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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

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Ruptured ovarian cyst. Does it cause bloating, weight gain, headache and dizziness? How long do the the symptoms last? Does it cause abdominal spasm

Ruptured ovarian cyst. Does it cause bloating, weight gain, headache and dizziness? How long do the the symptoms last? Does it cause abdominal spasm

Not sure one can: Pin the symptoms on ruptured ovarian cyst, but pregnancy will cause those symptoms. Check the pregnancy test. If negative, check it again in 1 week. Besides pain, ruptured ovarian cysts can cause some minor weight gain but should not be significant. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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

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What can be the main cause of pressure, spasms, and pain in the lower left side of abdomen in a female?

What can be the main cause of pressure, spasms, and pain in the lower left side of abdomen in a female?

Many things: There is a multitude of things that can cause this discomfort: inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, ovarian torsion, kidney stone, UTI. See your primary doctor for help. ...Read more

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2 days while descending on stair I felt a painful spasm in left abdomen... Since then I can feel my left side pulsing every now and then. Why?

2 days while descending on stair I felt a painful spasm in left abdomen... Since then I can feel my left side pulsing every now and then. Why?

Are you a slim: Person? If you are then it is probably the abdominal aorta is what you are feeling. If you are concerned to much have it checked to rule out an abdominal aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Having ALOT of pain on my left lower abdomen and if I lean on that side or move a certain way it begins to spasm rapidly. Should I be concerned?

Having ALOT of pain on my left lower abdomen and if I lean on that side or move a certain way it begins to spasm rapidly. Should I be concerned?

Exam needed: Frequent and/or severe discomfort in the left lower abdomen could be due to inflammation of the colon (diverticulitis) or ovarian problems. I strongly recommend that you see a physician for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with my left side of my back cramping/spasming. Other than drinking water, is there anything I should be doing?

I woke up this morning with my left side of my back cramping/spasming. Other than drinking water, is there anything I should be doing?

Back Pain: Conservative measures in my opinion for back pain include the following: NSAIDS, muscle relaxers short term (not soma), stretching and range of motion exercises, physical therapy, osteopathic manipulation, in some cases chiropractic care, very short term use of pain medications in the acute phase, local heat, rest for 24-48 hours, plain X-ray. No CT or MRI without neuro deficit for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm having severe left-sided lower abdominal cramping spasming and it hurts very very bad?

I'm having severe left-sided lower abdominal cramping spasming and it hurts very very bad?

R/O GASTROENTERITIS: R/O gastroenteritis/Diverticulitis with severity of symptoms you are very dehydrated, please seek ER eval. If symptoms persist you need to be examined and have labs checked and stool for H pylori the ulcer causing bacteria. Given your age a CT Scan may be needed to R/O appendicitis/diverticulitis. Lastly an endoscopy and colonoscopy if symptoms persist ...Read more

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I'm having a weird dull spasming on my left side udder my rib cage its really uncomfortable and seems to help a little by standing up. And Gas?

I'm having a weird dull spasming on my left side udder my rib cage its really uncomfortable and seems to help a little by standing up. And Gas?

Muscle spasm?: Could be gas, but I have also seen many complaints like this over the years that were due to muscle spasm. Commonly described as pain and a lump that goes down with self massage. Sounds like a hernia, but there are no hernias in this location not associated with a prior operation. Try anti-gas over the counter meds first and see if they help. See your doc if no help. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Right under the left side of my chest where you feel the heart beat I keep having spasms and tightness. It hurts my back and abdomen as well.

Right under the left side of my chest where you feel the heart beat I keep having spasms and tightness. It hurts my back and abdomen as well.

Chest pain: Your description makes the cause sound muscular. There are other structures besides the heart that cause similar sounding pain. If you have had chicken pox look for a rash.
It does not sound cardiac in nature. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, ive been feeling on my left abdomen like muscle spasms or fluttering sensa, under my belly button on the left side. No pain just it hasn't stop?

Hello, ive been feeling on my left abdomen like muscle spasms or fluttering sensa, under my belly button on the left side. No pain just it hasn't stop?

Likely muscle spasms: It's common for the abdominal muscles to develop spasms. This isn't anything dangerous but it can happen either from being too sedentary or even from excess exercise.
I recommend doing some ab crunches and some core exercises. This should help it subside.
If it doesn't change after a week contact one of us to discuss in more detail and to figure out the next step. ...Read more

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Left side of body numb, doesn't function properly. Left side of face, upper abdominal muscle spasms, severe nerve pain. Can not think or converse, memory?

Left side of body numb, doesn't function properly. Left side of face, upper abdominal muscle spasms, severe nerve pain. Can not think or converse, memory?

Left sided pain: The medications that you are taking can cause difficulty in thinking, speaking, and memory. It is important to review the proper dosages and timing of the medications with your prescribing physician to avoid an overdose. I am not sure what the cause of the left sided numbness, poor function, and spasms. This may be due to a previous stroke or a neck problem with spinal cord injury. ...Read more

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Pain in abdomen exactly in middle of my left side. The pain is precisely where my left arm or elbow would touch. It is excruciating, especially at night. I have been having severe muscle spasms all over, but mostly in my stomach, back, under front rib cag

Certainly: Certainly muscle pain can cause abdominal pain. This can result in severe spasms. Gallbladder sludge can cause abdominal pain. Other bowel issues, such as inflammation, infection, or even constipation can be a cause. If your pain is persistent, or you have fever, vomiting, or inability to eat, then you will have to notify your pcp (or the covering partner) again. ...Read more

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What causes pain on lower left side of abdomen?

Diverticular Dz?: This can sometimes be related to diverticular disease. If the pain is chronic or accompanied by change to bowel habitus - this warrants medical assessment. Severe abdominal pain warrants urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes pain in left lower side of abdomen?

What causes pain in left lower side of abdomen?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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Pain on left upper side of abdomen. What is there?

Pain on left upper side of abdomen. What is there?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Also something like vains are vibrating in my abdomen left side?

Also something like vains are vibrating in my abdomen left side?

Veins: Do you mean to say the veins are prominent in the abdominal area? If yes then it is concerning, if no then you need to clarify it to be answered better. ...Read more

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Causes for aman to have pain start inthe left side of the lower abdominals that go thru to his left testical?

Possibilities: Several things can cause that sort of pain--kidney stones, inguinal hernia, epididimitis, vasitis, or orchitis (inflammation/infection of the epididymis, vas deferens, or testis). I would check with your pcp, or your urologist if you have one. ...Read more