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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Left Upper Abdomen Cramps

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My upper abdomen cramps/hurts badly some times or in the middle of the night. The frequency is getting higher. What's wrong?

My upper abdomen cramps/hurts badly some times or in the middle of the night. The frequency is getting higher.  What's wrong?

Few things: There are certainly a lot of possibilities here. These include acid reflux, ulcer in the stomach or small intestine, gallbladder among other things. If it is becoming more frequent and bothersome then it is worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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Cramping Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Cramping abdominal pain is a type of sharp, intermittent pain and discomfort that occurs around the area of the stomach. It is often caused by diarrhea, ...Read more


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There seem to be a lump or some kind of overgrowth tissue in my vagina area.. Also my lower left abdomen cramps alot, and bowels are slow. Wht is this?

There seem to be a lump or some kind of overgrowth tissue in my vagina area.. Also my lower left abdomen cramps alot, and bowels are slow. Wht is this?

Doctor can evaluate: The symptoms you are describing are very nonspecific. The "lump" you feel could be an enlarged lymph node, an infection, and many more things. You might consider seeing a physician for a full evaluation. ...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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What are causes for lower abdominal cramps in women?

What are causes for lower abdominal cramps in women?

Multiple: Lower abdominal cramping in women could be caused by gastrointestinal problems, urinary tract problems menstruation, ovulation, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, infection, or endometriosis among others. A history and physical evaluation and additional testing may be necessary to determine a cause. ...Read more

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What causes menstrual like abdominal cramps in between cycles?

What causes menstrual like abdominal cramps in between cycles?

Mittelschmerz: Many woman will have cramping mid-cycle when they ovulate. This is called "mittelschmerz" which is german for "middle pain". ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more