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Early Morning Stomach Cramps
Stomach cramps can be from several reasons.
I assume by stomach you refer to the abdomen.
What part of the abdomen is hurting?
Is it associated with nausea or heart burn.
You symptoms sound like like may have hyperacidity, ulcer/reflrux.
If it is recurring problem you need to have a physical with more detailed history. ...Read more
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Gastritis?: The list of possibilities is way too long to review here. More information is needed. It could be something as simple as a stomach virus, or acute food poisoning, pregnancy, etc. Is anyone else sick? Do you have a fever? Is there diarrhea? And you rashes? My advice would be to get plenty of fluids and if your symptoms do not improve in the next 24 hours call your primary care physician. Best of luck, jp. ...Read more
Good morning, my 6 month old baby still has stomach cramps which are frequent at night. Is this normal?
Cramps?: Every crying baby does so by tightening their breathing muscle. This pushes out on the belly and makes it firm. Many people assume they have a digestive or stomach issue when this happens. Many kids cry at night, particularly after 6mo when they realize they are alone. (separation anxiety) An exam and other symptoms might clarify the issue. ...Read more
I get these really bad stomach cramps. Mostly in the morning, unbearable sometimes. & I feel extremely sick. Any ideas what this could be?
See your gyne MD: At your age, the two possible causes are gynecological or gastrointestinal. It is impossible to make a diagnosis based on the symptoms you provide, additional information such as associated diarrhea, weight loss, vomiting, association with periods, etc., would be needed. But you should discuss this with your gynecologist, who may order some tests, such as ultrasound, to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
I woke up with vertigo and stomach cramps yesterday. Got better in the afternoon and same thing again this morning. Severe spinning when I sit up?
Does eating watermelon and then tea in empty stomach in the morning bad? I have stomach cramps for the past 2 days since I had it...Is it serious?
Having bad upper stomach cramps every morning for approx 15mins. In agony. Makes me feel light headed. Sick. I blurb alot with it too. Goin on for months?
See doctor for tests: It could be a number of things. First of all, I see you are taking NSAIDs which can irritate your stomach. You may also have heartburn from reflux of stomach acids up your esophagus (food-pipe). It may also be your endometriosis flaring up. You need to see your doctor for further testing. Until then try some Maalox, Mylanta, or over the counter Prilosec OTC, Zantac, (ranitidine) or Pepcid AC. ...Read more
Can taking solodyn (minocycline) cause stomach cramps the morning after? I took it at 6pm last night and woke up with a stomachs cramp in the direct middle
I have woken up with severe stomach cramps and gas each night and morning for a while now, what could be causing this and how do I make it stop? Its ruining my sleep. Thank you.
Take metamucil 1 tablespoon with a full glass of water at dinner time.
Stop eating all processed foods like cereals, crackers, bread, chips etc. These get digested very quickly and the bacterial use the sugars for food with the byproduct of gas. Stop carbonated beverages. If that fails see your internal medicine specialist. ...Read more
Hello. I have been very dizzy all morning and now suddenly I'm having hot/cold flashes and stomach cramps. My 5yr old son was diagnosed with Strep th?
In the morning I have severe stomach cramps and loose stool. This will occur for a week or two and go away then come back. Otherwise healthy, no pain?
Get GI evaluation: It's difficult to say for sure without detailed history and exam, however your symptoms could be from excessive acid, irritable bowel or chronic inflammation. Start by seeing your PCP, who will then refer you to a GI specialist if indicated. You need to establish a relationship with a local primary care physician to help you get the best care available. ...Read more
My stomach cramps a tiny bit in the mornings with grumbling and I also have diahrrea should I be worried?
You may have eaten something that has caused food poisoning. Under cooked chicken, lettuce from a salad bar, or poorly prepaed green beans. Often it is caused by a virus that causes an infection in your stomach.
If you are vomiting alot and /or have diarrhea, you may need to see a doctor to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
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"Stomach" cramps may be from strong muscular contractions of stomach, intestine, gall bladder, ureter or uterus. The location and cause of the cramps needs to be determined to address the proper treatment. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Depends on cause: This is difficult to answer because stomach cramps can represent pain from any internal abdominal organ, not just the stomach. If you have fever, tenderness to the touch, vomiting, or severe constipation call a doctor. Otherwise, low tech remedies include light exercise, heat, massage, stretching, and breathing. Otc aspirin+caffeine if menses related, otherwise simethicone, peptobismol or laxative. ...Read more
So many causes: Impossible to give an answer without more info: age, other medical issues, current medications, travel, etc. However red flags are weight loss, night time symptoms, blood in stool or vomit, fevers, severe pain that lasts for more then 1 hour. See a md to get this evaluated; it could be nothing or something more serious. ...Read more
See your PCP: Recent studies showed an increased likelihood of gastrointestinal conditions and BMS, but the exact etiology of BMS remains unknown. There is no cure for BMS. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and management GI problems and BMS. ...Read more
Eval: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s >>>. ...Read more
Depends: Not sure what bad food means but usually ant acids and gas relievers such as gas-x help. But if these measures don't work along with avoidance of the "bad food" then a thorough GI work up by your doctor may be needed. ...Read more
Is it from period?: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more