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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

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I have pain under my ribs and mid-abdomen, like cramps. It's been 2 days. What can it be? Thank you!

I have pain under my ribs and mid-abdomen, like cramps. It's been 2 days. What can it be? Thank you!

Explanation : To give you professional advice we need additional information: how long, how strong this pain, related to food and what kind of food , or related to cough or bowel movement Think it over, and if pain will be worse you need to see a doctor. Do you have other symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea? doctor need to know all of these for making any decision. If it bad you may need to go to ER ...Read more

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I am having severe pains in the mid section of my abdomen & severe cramps in my vaginal are what could this be?

I am having severe pains in the mid section of my abdomen & severe cramps in my vaginal are what could this be?

Describing spasms: This sounds like cramping in your mid to lower abdomen. Likely causes would be 1. Constipation with hard stool stretching the bowel as it moves along. 2. Ovulation, if you are midway in your cycle. 3. Menstrual cramping if that time of the month. 4. Pelvic infection-pid, tubal preg; ovarian cysts. Rx's: water 10 cups/day + 5-10 prunes, no soda's/caffeine for the bowel. Add fiber to diet walk. ...Read more

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What is this cramping two days after cycle and now to add to cramps I have random twitching in lower mid abdomen?

What is this cramping two days after cycle and now to add to cramps I have random twitching in lower mid abdomen?

Could be intestines: It might be your intestines talking to you. Sometimes when they are irritated they can cause what feels like cramping. Gas moving around in the intestines can also feel somewhat like random twitching with the gas bubbles moving around at random times and creating that kind of feeling. Are you having loose stools or diarrhea as well? Have you changed your diet recently? Are you stressed? ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex and 3 days after extreme cramps in right mid-section of abdomen and feel a hard ball navel area. Am I pregnant?

Had unprotected sex and 3 days after extreme cramps in right mid-section of abdomen and feel a hard ball navel area. Am I pregnant?

Not likely: if you are pregnant from this unprotected episode. However you could be pregnant from previous unprotected episodes if it has been a couple of months. When was your last menstrual period? The "hard ball" could be anything from a hernia, a knot or bruise in your muscles, a lymph node or skin infection. Take a couple of pregnancy tests 2 weeks apart and find out. ...Read more

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Stomach spasms for 24 hours in mid to lower abdomen. Also mild cramps on right side abdomen. Not sure if I should take Zantac (ranitidine). ?

Stomach spasms for 24 hours in mid to lower abdomen.  Also mild cramps on right side abdomen.  Not sure if I should take Zantac (ranitidine). ?

Stomach cramps right: I think you should see and ER or doctor/urgent care today, as with cramping on right side think appendicitis. Could also be ovarian cyst, mass, UTI, right diverticula ( which is rarer) kidney stone (especially if back pain). But since appendicitis is emergency would follow up w/ doc/ ER today. ...Read more

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Extremely sharp abdominal pains, bloating, cramps, either when I eat or if I haven't eaten in a while, and now mid back pain and discomfort? Help

Extremely sharp abdominal pains, bloating, cramps, either when I eat or if I haven't eaten in a while, and now mid back pain and discomfort? Help

See a doctor: There is not enough information to be able to guide you. You really should see a doctor asap. If this pain is new and severe, go to an er if you cannot get in to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cramps, fatigue and backache on cycle day 22? Hi, I have a normal 28 to 30 day cycle. I don't usually experience many symptoms mid-cycle, but this month im extremely fatigued, cramping (starting on my lower left side them my entire lower abdomen, similar

Cramps, fatigue and backache on cycle day 22? Hi, I have a normal 28 to 30 day cycle. I don't usually experience many symptoms mid-cycle, but this month im extremely fatigued, cramping (starting on my lower left side them my entire lower abdomen, similar

It : It could be hormonal imbalance, or it could be separate from a gynecological issue and be a gastro-intestinal issue. If your bowels have been irregular it can cause cramping as well. If your period is late however, take a pregnancy test to be sure. Some women do get pregnancy symptoms very early so it is a possibility. ...Read more

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Tender breasts and abdominal cramps mid month and i'm on the pill?

Tender breasts and abdominal cramps mid month and i'm on the pill?

May be the pill: Some both control pills vary their hormonal content through the month, some do not. Check with your physician as to your pill type. You may benefit from a mono phasic pill- one that does not alter its dose through the 21 days before the blank pills. ...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?

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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I've also had nauseating lower/mid back pain from eating bananas. My stomach cramps up. I can eat dried bananas no problem though...

I've also had nauseating lower/mid back pain from eating bananas.  My stomach cramps up. I can eat dried bananas no problem though...

Avoid bananas: If eating bananas gives you problems, avoid those. Nature has provided us with many other fruits. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What could cause abdomen cramps after urinating?

What could cause abdomen cramps after urinating?

Here are some...: Did this happen only after holding urine for a long time with pain or every time after urination? To deduce why you felt such, an effort to analyze the detailed history of all symptoms + findings of physical exam + testing as needed is needed. How? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Together, most likely, possible conclusion will come. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left lower abdomen which spreads to my left and mid back. Can this be caused by liver problems?

I have pain in my left lower abdomen which spreads to my left and mid back. Can this be caused by liver problems?

Not likely: Liver is in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Organs in the left lower quadrant are colon, ureter, ovary. ...Read more

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What causes "fluttering" sensation in the abdomen, both sides, lower to mid? I've some anxiety lately. Feeling comes & goes, eases if I burp a bit...

What causes "fluttering" sensation in the abdomen, both sides, lower to mid? I've some anxiety lately. Feeling comes & goes, eases if I burp a bit...

See doctor: See your pcp for exam/evaluation to rule out medical causes for 'fluttering,' and gassy feeling. Anxiety can exacerbate some physical symptoms, so ask for a referral to a mental health specialist if you'd like that help meantime. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in my mid section of my abdomen ?

What causes sharp pain in my mid section of my abdomen ?

Pain mid-abdomen: There are a great many possibilities . Please rephrase question and give details about the pain so we can help you. You should see your doctor if the pain is worse or interfering with your life. ...Read more

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What causes mid abdominal pain on the left side when lying down?

What causes mid abdominal pain on the left side when lying down?

Get some help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, and lots of things can cause positional mid-left abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers please. Your symptoms may be related to a non-serious condition, but when pain is persistent/ recurrent then evaluation is especially warranted. ...Read more

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Every time I take even 1 sip of alcohol, I get pain across my mid/lower back & abdomen, almost as if I had been working out and my muscles are tensing. Goes away after 10 min or so. Blood work always normal. What could be the cause?

Every time I take even 1 sip of alcohol, I get pain across my mid/lower back & abdomen, almost as if I had been working out and my muscles are tensing. Goes away after 10 min or so. Blood work always normal. What could be the cause?

? Heritage: Some people are deficient in an enzyme that is needed for metabolism of alcohol. In the absence of this enzyme, acetyl-aldehyde, a product in the metabolic pathway of alcohol, accumulates and causes symptoms. Consider it a blessing, as alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. Stay away from alcohol. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Causes of menstrual cramps but not on my period and mid-cycle of my pill?

Causes of menstrual cramps but not on my period and mid-cycle of my pill?

More Info: Is this happening every cycle? What brand of birth control pills are you on? Do you have any other medical conditions? When did this start? How would you describe your weight? ...Read more