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I have cramps that come in waves at night. I endure about 30 min of the horrid pain before I can finally pass diarrhea. The pain comes like contractions. After the diarrhea I'm fine. No nausea. Ideas?

I have cramps that come in waves at night. I endure about 30 min of the horrid pain before I can finally pass diarrhea. The pain comes like contractions. After the diarrhea I'm fine. No nausea. Ideas?

See a GI doctor: You need to be examined by a gastroenterologist. This may be due to diverticular disease, although unusual at your age, or possibly by some inflammatory process adjacent to the colon or rectum. But for specific diagnosis and approach to treatment you must be seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Haven't been feeling good for about the last 4-6 weeks. I have been having really bad upset stomach episodes that is accompanied with pain, also I'm having really bad cramps that is similar to a menstral cramp and a contraction. I've been having diarrhea a

I'm: I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Unfortunately, it is not possible to be sure what is causing your symptoms. Certainly, frequent diarrhea lasting weeks is approaching 'chronic' and should be evaluated by a physician in person. I'm concerned that you are becoming dehydrated from your loose stool, causing your weakness and dizziness. Electrolytes can also become depleted. Pelvic pain may be from bowel irritation or infection and your stool should be tested, alone with some other basic labs. It is not uncommon for bowel inflammation to cause low back pain. There can also be non-infectious causes of your symptoms (thyroid disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, etc). I recommend making an appointment with a primary care physician or GI specialist and staying well hydrated until your visit. ...Read more

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Contraction like cramps after food intake, yellow diarrhea stool for 2yrs which smells extremely like vomit. What could it be?

Contraction like cramps after food intake, yellow diarrhea stool for 2yrs which smells extremely like vomit. What could it be?

IBD: With that long a history of these symptoms, you need to have an examination and some stool studies, blood tests, and a colonoscopy at the very least to determine the reason for your symptoms. I would be suspicious of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease like Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis but could also be a chronic infection or irritable bowel disease. Get checked!!! ...Read more

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I had really bad stomach cramps (contractions maybe?) with diarrhea is this a sign I will be going into labor in a few days? 37 weeks pregnant

I had really bad stomach cramps (contractions maybe?) with diarrhea is this a sign I will be going into labor in a few days? 37 weeks pregnant

Maybe: Sometimes when women are in early labor they will experience uncomfortable menstrual-like cramps with a little diarrhea. Diarrhea from other causes, like something you ate, can also cause cramping that can feel the same. Monitor for contractions that happen every 5 to 10 minutes and are starting to take your breath away or your water breaking. Call your doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more

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Hi, am 37weeks 5days and experiencing diarrhoea, slight headaches, dizziness and cramps and contractions at night. Does it mean labour is near?

Hi, am 37weeks 5days and experiencing diarrhoea, slight headaches, dizziness and cramps and contractions at night. Does it mean labour is near?

It could: Give you Ob doctor a call and ask what they want you to do. If you just have a bug they might want to run some blood tests and have a look at you. If it's time to deliver, you will have the addled advantage of being in the right place at the right time. ...Read more

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How to alleviate diarrhea cramps.

How to alleviate diarrhea cramps.

Take hyosciamine: Take hyosciamine, reduce solid food intake, drink plenty of fluids - pedialyte or gatoraid. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be related to a menstrual cramp?

Can diarrhea be related to a menstrual cramp?

Yes: As your hormones change with you cycle, your body habits may change. ...Read more

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Three days after drinking green smoothies y got cramps and a diarrhea now for 3 days?

Three days after drinking green smoothies y got cramps and a diarrhea now for 3 days?

Watch, maybe test: Because smoothies are made with fresh fruit and vegetables, if they are not properly cleaned prior to use in a smoothie, they can potentially be contaminated with infectious organisms. If the diarrhea persists beyond a few days, have your stool checked for infection. ...Read more

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Help I am 47 old female. I have chills bad stumach cramps and diarrhea. What's going on. And what do I do?

Gastroentritis.: If yhis is recent and and u consumed fast food/ left over food, at this time of year food borne infection is top of list. If long duration, out of country vacation or out of country visitor exposure; hx dm/ cad/ premature vascular disease/ cancer/. ...Read more

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I wondering is it normal to have diarrhea at 34 weeks with cramps I have not had diarrhea in long time?

I wondering is it normal to have diarrhea at 34 weeks with cramps I have not had diarrhea in long time?

Diarrhea not normal: It is not normal to have diarrhea, so one can look for the usual causes of temporary diarrhea, with temporary meaning it will go away in a day or a few days. Causes may include stomach viruses, contaminated food, medication effects, any food that just didn't agree with the stomach or intestines (and caused rapid transit of the stool), etc... If symptoms are a lot, a doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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I woke up and gradually felt sicker and eventually vomited at 8.30pm. No cramps or diarrhea at all. Have been fine since. What was wrong?

I woke up and gradually felt sicker and eventually vomited at 8.30pm. No cramps or diarrhea at all. Have been fine since. What was wrong?

Probably nothing ser: An occasional episode like this is due to food poisoning. Sometimes it is call 'stomach Flu'. These are self liming problems and do not require any treatment or testing unless it recurs again in a day or two in which case you need to go to your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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I am in day 20 of cycle. I had bad cramps yesterday & some bleeding with diarrhea. This morning I passed a clot bit bigger than quarter.?

I am in day 20 of cycle. I had bad cramps yesterday & some bleeding with diarrhea. This morning I passed a clot bit bigger than quarter.?

See below: The hormonal balance that controls your cycle can be upset by a number of thing including stress, marked weight
loss and vigorous exercise. This can lead to bleeding between periods or your period coming on a week early.
The passage of a clot may be normal or could possibly indicate a very early miscarriage or possibly implantation bleeding. If your period doesn't come on as expected do a HPT ...Read more

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Pls help. Whenever I eat or drink anything I get cramps and diarrhea. Within like 10 minutes of eating. I cant even drin water without this issue?

Pls help. Whenever I eat or drink anything I get cramps and diarrhea. Within like 10 minutes of eating. I cant even drin water without this issue?

ARealPainInTheButt: There's this thing called the "gastro-colic reflex, " in which the intestines (especially colon) start gearing-up to digest right away, while you are eating. In some people this reflex gets exaggerated and all Hell (and S--t) breaks loose. This indicates an oversensitive gut, often triggered by certain foods. It's often called "Irritable Bowel, " so see your doctor to help you figure it all out. ...Read more

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For the past two days I have been getting cramps in between where my ovaries sit. I have also had some mild diarrhea. Any suggestions of what this could possibly be? : (

Menstrual Disorders: Need to know exactly where you are in your cycle as it relates to determining if abdominal symptoms are related to your ovaries. Endometriosis can cause mild diarrhea. This would be more likely to occur around the time of your period. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more