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I have cramps in my abdomen like stabbing pain it comes and goes on both sides (middle)its worrying me bec recently it became recurrent what is it ?

I have cramps in my abdomen like stabbing pain it comes and goes on both sides (middle)its worrying me bec recently it became recurrent what is it ?

Alarm signs to check: Fleeting recurrent abdominal discomfort as described is best addressed by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Risk factors? ...Read more

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I've been getting lower abdominal cramps which radiate to my middle back on both sides. I would like to know if anyone ha an idea of what it could be?

I've been getting lower abdominal cramps which radiate to my middle back on both sides. I would like to know if anyone ha an idea of what it could be?

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 lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc.If the pain persists, see a dr. ...Read more

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Cramps/ muscle spasms and pain in lower abdominal region on both sides and middle. Been there for 2 days?

Cramps/ muscle spasms and pain in lower abdominal  region on both sides and middle. Been there for 2 days?

Abdominal: Likely a GI pathology such as colitis - you will need to see your primary care physician for further evaluation, especially if you have any associated findings such as fever or diarrhea. ...Read more

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11 days post-vasectomy. 2 days ago, developed lasting, cramp-like pain on both sides of lower abdomen. Doesn't seem normal. Help appreciated. ?

11 days post-vasectomy. 2 days ago, developed lasting, cramp-like pain on both sides of lower abdomen. Doesn't seem normal. Help appreciated. ?

Here are some...: At this time, nothing could be done for post-vasectomy-related ache & pain but understanding and accepting to cope with it, that is, time and patience plus judicious use of effective pain killers is the most reasonable way to follow as long as slowly yet surely getting better day by day. If worsening or unbearable, seek timely evaluation & counseling so to see something could be done now. Sorry! ...Read more

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Stomach hurting across from belly button on both sides also in the lower back , feeling nausea and not really cramps just hurts on a daily bases?

Stomach hurting across from belly button on both sides also in the lower back ,  feeling nausea and not really cramps just hurts on a daily bases?

Belly pain: You didn't tell us if you were constipated or not. Being constipated can cause the symptoms you describe. If so go on a high fiber diet or write back to describe your bowel habits ...Read more

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Why do I have an acid-like taste in my mouth and cramps on both sides of my lower abdomen? Pregnant?

Why do I have an acid-like taste in my mouth and cramps on both sides of my lower abdomen? Pregnant?

Pregnant?: There are many reasons for cramps and a bad taste in your mouth. If you think you may be pregnant then take a pregnancy test to find out. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant.Cramping occasionally in both sides of lower abdomen.Does ligament pain starts this early?What else is causing cramps?

I am 5 weeks pregnant.Cramping occasionally in both sides of lower abdomen.Does ligament pain starts this early?What else is causing cramps?

Early pregnancy : This could certainly be early pregnancy which is caused by the congestion that happens in the associated organs during this period of time. Other causes of cramping are utis, vaginal infections and threatened abortion if bleeding happens. If the latter are symptoms happening as well please make sure you see your gyn provider asap. ...Read more

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Not cramps, not prego, pain in lower abdominal next to pelvis feels like ovaries. Sharp stabbing pain in both sides plus light spotting for 2 weeks?

Not cramps, not prego, pain in lower abdominal next to pelvis feels like ovaries. Sharp stabbing pain in both sides plus light spotting for 2 weeks?

See MD: This could be due to several reasons ranging from ovarian cysts to infection to non GYN. it is best evaluated by your Clinician. ...Read more

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On nexplanon, had sex 2nd of Jan. Had period 5 days later. Next one came 2 weeks late. Way lighter with bad abdominal cramps (both sides). Pregnant?

On nexplanon, had sex 2nd of Jan. Had period 5 days later. Next one came 2 weeks late. Way lighter with bad abdominal cramps (both sides). Pregnant?

Nexplanon: First, you need to take a pregnancy test to make sure that you are not pregnant. Nexplanon is a very effective birth control however the bleeding profile is variable. Most women do not have regular, monthly cycles on nexplanon. The longer it is in place , the typical trend is for periods to space out. If your pain does not subside with use of ibuprofen within a couple of days, see your OBGYN. ...Read more

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I recently have stomach cramps if i lay on my side stomach or back why?

I recently have stomach cramps if i lay on my side stomach or back why?

Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal crampy discomfort is addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have cramps on one side of stomach after 4days into ovulation?

What does it mean when you have cramps on one side of stomach after 4days into ovulation?

Ovulation: Your could have a small cyst consistent with ovulation from the ovary on that side. This is normal, though you may not always notice it every month. ...Read more

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When I lay on my stomach and stretch to reach something most of the time I get a cramp in my side.

When I lay on my stomach and stretch to reach something most of the time I get a cramp in my side.

Likely muscle sprain: The latissimus dorsi muscle is on each side below the ribs and little toward the back or spine. It can be easily sprained, or ruptured in spots;p A wide variety of movments, from excessive twisting, bending and twisting to maintaining a slight twisted posture can cause this. Heat helps. ...Read more

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I keep getting Charlie horse type cramping and pain on the right side of my abdomen. What would cause that?

I keep getting Charlie horse type cramping and pain on the right side of my abdomen. What would cause that?

Gallbladder/spasm: I suggest immediate ER evaluation- mat be gallstones, inflammed gallblader or intestinal cramping- no matter what: GO DIRECTLY TO THE ER OR UC CLINIC ...Read more

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I have been getting stomach cramps on the lower left side for almost 12 hours. What can be the cause and how can I relief it?

I have been getting stomach cramps on the lower left side for almost 12 hours. What can be the cause and how can I relief it?

Get it checked out: There can be a lot of things causing left lower abdominal pain including constipation, infection, colitis, kidney stone, bladder stone, and many more. The only way to tell is with a careful history and examination. Also some tests like x-rays, ct scans, and/or blood tests may be needed to narrow it down. 12 hours is a long time. Go see a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a chronic dull ache on the left side of my abdomen that radiates to the front and it feels like cramping. What should I do?

I have a chronic dull ache on the left side of my abdomen that radiates to the front and it feels like cramping. What should I do?

Have it checked: You should have it checked by your doctor as it may due to something wrong with your kidney, abdominal wallor another pelvic organ. ...Read more

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The side of my stomach has been cramping up painfully. It's been on and off this whole month but I've never experienced this before and I'm worried.

The side of my stomach has been cramping up painfully. It's been on and off this whole month but I've never experienced this before and I'm worried.

Stomach pain: If the pain is in the upper part of the stomach on the right side then you have to worry about gallbladder disease, stones or inflammation in the liver. Being in right lower side would be most commonly appendicitis. Other Causes of pain would be the bladder or kidney infection and ovulation pain ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a very faint cramping sensation on the lower right side of my abdomen, but without any symptoms. Vitals all good. Appendix?

I have been experiencing a very faint cramping sensation on the lower right side of my abdomen, but without any symptoms. Vitals all good. Appendix?

UnlikelyButGetChecke: If you are concerned then get it checked by your doctor.But it is unlikely to be appendicitis,without any other symptoms.Symptoms of acute appendicitis are1 Pain in right lower abdomen which usually starts around umbilicus&gets settled in rt lower abdomen,nausea&vomiting,loss of appetite,constipation/sometimes diarrhea and low grade fever.If pain persist with other symptoms go to ER ...Read more

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What might lead to cramps on right side of stomach?

What might lead to cramps on right side of stomach?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are these mild cramps on the side of my stomach?

What are these mild cramps on the side of my stomach?

Need more info: There are any questions that a health care professional aks to assess a condition, followed by an exam (and also often lab tests); these types of infomation put all out together help lead to a diafnosis. ...Read more

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What's most likely treatment of cramps on left side of abdomen?

What's most likely treatment of cramps on left side of abdomen?

Abdominal cramps: First we need to find the cause for the cramps, Treatment is base don the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the cramping in the lower right side of my abdomen mean?

Can doctors tell me what does the cramping in the lower right side of my abdomen mean?

Severe abd pain = ER: Possible causes of right lower abdominal pain include appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, seminal vesiculitis, GI obstruction, renal infection or stones & gastroenteritis just to mention a few. If you have severe abdominal pain then urgent medical evaluation is indicated. Abdominal pain with change to stool pattern warrants evaluation. I don't know dx. ...Read more

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Right side of my abdomen is hurting; Not to bad, but cramp kind of pain. It happened after vomitting several days ago. Should I be worried..?

See a Physician : Pain in the right side of the abdomen could be a sign of appendicitis. If the pain is persistent have it checked out as only a physical exam will help to make sure the diagnosis ...Read more

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19w preg. getting a cramp that feels like a runners cramp on lower left side of abdomen. Doesn't last long but has happened alot this week. Normal?

19w preg. getting a cramp that feels like a runners cramp on lower left side of abdomen.  Doesn't last long but has happened alot this week. Normal?

Probably normal: This is most likely pain that happens when your uterus starts to stretch the round ligament. The round ligament is one of the attachments of the uterus and it is under quite a bit of stretching tension as the uterus grows. Keep an eye on it. If your pain gets worse or is associated with bleeding, fever or other symptoms you should see you Ob. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why am I getting cramps in the left side of my abdomen? I got my period 11 days ago.

Why am I getting cramps in the left side of my abdomen? I got my period 11 days ago.

Mittelschmerz: One possibility is mittelschmerz, or light cramping associated with ovulation. A small percentage of women can actually experience minor pain around the time of follicle rupture - typically 14 days prior to the beginning of the next period. This is simply one possibility among many and should only cause minor discomfort. ...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