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Can Hemorrhoids Cause Stomach Cramps
Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps along with fever and diarrhea. If your symptoms are in between these two extremes, then maybe something else is causing them. ...Read more
Yes and No: ? can constipation cause nauseous & cramps. Symptoms oft associated w. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & poor AM appetite. I have observed in dozens of young male extreme sport enthusiasts; permanently injured their pelvic girdles from severe falls. My theory that sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation impinges presacral autonomic nerves; thereby disrupting intestinal motility. ? Osteopath ? Cannabis. ...Read more
Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps along with fever and diarrhea. If your symptoms are in between these two extremes, then maybe something else is causing them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are associated.: I assume the contractions you are inquiring about are intestinal or colon cramps. Constipation is usually a functional problem caused by a lack of dietary fiber. When the colon and rectum have to generate more pressure than they are designed to work at, this results in cramps, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. ...Read more
Not directly: Stomach or gastric ulcers are not likely to cause diarrhea, but treatments for it can (side effects). Many of the antacid meds such as zantac/pepcid, prilosec, Prevacid (lansoprazole) etc...All can do that. Also, people having ulcers may try to change their diet which may cause trouble with stool. Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel can ulcer-like pain too, so consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Gastritis or ulcer: Gastric bleeding can be caused by a number of conditions and is very serious. The bleeding may be manifested by vomiting blood or by having black tarry stools or bloody diarrhea. The most common causes are gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastric or esophageal varices or a tear at the ge junction caused from vomiting. It should be promptly evaluated by UGI endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES -- get HELP!: Ibuprofen, and other nsaid's, particularly in a dose-dependent fashion (based on milligrams consumed & duration of use) can cause ulcers in any part of the GI tract. Due to the platelet inhibition effect of ibuprofen, ulcers caused by it may indeed bleed massively. If that is the scenario you're describing--immmediately stop taking Ibuprofen and get to the er! ...Read more
C. diff: Clostridia difficile typically causes a hemorrhagic colitis which is not particularly painful. It might be associated with some crampy pain or other symptoms, but as a single symptom of this disease, pain would be a bit unusual. Predisposing factors like prior antibiotic therapy or immune supresssion should be taken into account also. If in doubt, there are readily available stool tests. ...Read more
Other way round : Hemorroids don't usually cause constipation but constipation is a common cause of hemorrhoids. Constipation causes us to stay on the toilet longer and push harder which can cause hemorrhoids to swell and become symptomatic. The best treatment is change your diet to include lots of fresh fruit and whole grains (fiber) and possibly a stool softener. Visit your doctor for more suggestions. ...Read more
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