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Cramps pain left abdomen worse with exercise?

Cramps pain left abdomen worse with exercise?

Get a medical check: If the cramps are persistent and going on for more than one week, you need to see a doctor. I hope your circulation is not compromised. Narrow arteries(happens with aging) can result in reduced blood flow to the intestines and cause something like this. You need a complete medical check for high bp, cholesterol, diabetes and check up of your circulation which can be done by your family doctor. ...Read more

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Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week i noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so i took s

Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week i noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so i took s

It is possible. : The pill and other oral contraceptives can increase your risk of blood clot and especially so if your are a smoker. If you have swelling in that leg compared to the other or tenderness then i would have a high suspicion for a clot. Call your doc or go to a local urgent care or emergency department. If it is getting worse do not ignore it. ...Read more

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I have extreme pain when I exercise during my period. I do have really bad cramps normally but when I exercise its 10 times worse. Its like a burning?

I have extreme pain when I exercise during my period. I do have really bad cramps normally but when I exercise its 10 times worse. Its like a burning?

Things to do:: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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I have some severe cramps and they have started getting worse what should I do?

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea is pain during menstruation that interfere with your daily activities.It can give you cramps starting before and during menstruation.Sometimes it can be due to certain medical conditiond like endometriosis and some other.But if there is no other condition it is called primary dysmenorrhea.You need to see your gynecologist, there are various meds to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Exactly 2 weeks after my last mental cycle ended, I began cramping. It is much worse than my normal cramps. Two days later I started bleeding again.

Exactly 2 weeks after my last mental cycle ended, I began cramping. It is much worse than my normal cramps. Two days later I started bleeding again.

DUB???: Sounds like dysfunctional uterine bleeding to me. If you have someone who you see for your gynecological care I would go there and tell him about your concerns. He'll probably put you on a birth control pill to regulate your cycle. ...Read more

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I keep getting big rushes of what seems like hunger pains but a lot worse. I also keep getting cramps, is it anything to worry about?

Of course: This is a common complaint in my experience and I have an unusual answer. I predict that your diet is lousy and full of pop, sweets and etc. The pain is due to a signal from the lower brain that is responsible for computing your adaptation to environmental factors. Sugar creates a relative vitramin deficiency that causes the computer to be irritable so its messages to the bowel cause pain. ...Read more

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My gailfriend had a miscurage at 9 weeks . she the got done a D&C procedure . now it has being 3 weeks still getting worse cramps now what maybe the p?

My gailfriend had a miscurage at 9 weeks . she the got done a D&C procedure . now it has being 3 weeks still getting worse cramps now what maybe the p?

Dr assessment needed: The 2 most important possibilities to rapidly exclude here are infection post procedure and retained products (other possibilities less common too). Would be great if you could encourage her to be seen urgently by a doctor as may need examination, swabs and in some cases ultrasound referral to sort it out. All the best. ...Read more

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Which foods make menstrual cramps worse?

Which foods make menstrual cramps worse?

Stuff to avoid: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt and junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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My last period lasted a month longer than usual and the cramps havent gone away they dont feel like normal cramps theyre much worse what could it be?

My last period lasted a month longer than usual and the cramps havent gone away they dont feel like normal cramps theyre much worse what could it be?

Needs testing: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is a one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. The pain and discharge need to be evaluated by your doctor for infection. ...Read more

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Can working out make PMS cramps hurt worse?

Can working out make PMS cramps hurt worse?

If work out is : Aggressive it may or if cramps are really severe. Exercise is actually recommended often to help cramps. Tips. 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 >. ...Read more

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Get cramps on my left side of chest and haven't exercised why I get them?

Get cramps on my left side of chest and haven't exercised why I get them?

Muscle v. Rib Injury: Cramps connote a muscular etiology. The musculature about your chest wall is up against your rib cage. The cramps you are feeling could be casued by an injury to the actual muscles, or the cramping is a response to an underlying injury to your ribs (stress fracture or actual rib fracture). A rib fracture would necessitiate a history of an injury (e.g. A fall on left side). Xrays are indicated. ...Read more

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I am a 36 year old woman with seven kids I got my tube tied and now I get worse cramps. .

I am a 36 year old woman with seven kids I got my tube tied and now I get worse cramps. .

Ans: Having your tubes tied does not mean you won't have cramping. This comes from the uterus. Your approaching your perimenapausal state. There are treatments to help you. May be best to see your doctor to discuss ...Read more

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Pain in my left side right above my hip. What could be causing it feels like cramps but way worse.

What make it worst: depend beside location what will make it worst
if it does bet worst by motion and activity it must be a musculoskeletal pain joint muscle and tendon
if it get worst with urination it could be related to the urinary system
if it get worst with food and bowel activity it could be a digestive system problem
location is important but more details about the pain is crucial ...Read more

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What would cause cronic stomich pain and cramps that only get worse when you eat. Have had cdiff and no signs of it now, ?

What would cause cronic stomich pain and cramps that only get worse when you eat. Have had cdiff and no signs of it now, ?

Ulcer: Gastric ulcers very commonly get irritated when food enters the stomach both from the increased acid needed to digest the food and from the food physically rubbing the ulcers during digestion. Probably should have an upper endoscopy done. ...Read more

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Are chest cramps serious? They have occurred on and off for several months on the left side. Never happens during exercise.

Are chest cramps serious? They have occurred on and off for several months on the left side. Never happens during exercise.

Could be: Could be musculoskeletal, muscle spasms, lung problems or many other problems. However, any chest pain (even if it doesn't occur during exercise) could be related to the heart, and should be checked out by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with a cyst bleading into its self measuring 5.2cm pain has got worse and cramps started how do I know if getting worse?

Was diagnosed with a cyst bleading into its self measuring 5.2cm pain has got worse and cramps started how do I know if getting worse?

IS it Ovarian Cyst?: If it is , it is not dangerous. Your Gynecologist will be following it again by doing Pelvic Ultrasound I assume.
For your Cramps you can try Anti inflammatory medicine.
If not better please contact your doctor ...Read more

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Bad cramps 30 minutes after I eat and then using the restroom after . Going in for a week . This was worse when I got back from sacramento . No solid bm?

Bad cramps 30 minutes after I eat and then using the restroom after . Going in for a week . This was worse when I got back from sacramento . No solid  bm?

See a doctor: Could be food poisoning or something you picked up while in sacramento. Could also be irritable bowel syndrome but hard to tell without doing an exam and lab work. You should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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How come I cramp when I exercise even though I am not on my period?

How come I cramp when I exercise even though I am not on my period?

Blood flow : Exercise moves blood out of your organs and into your muscles. If your organs were busy doing something like digesting food, the sudden rerouting of blood flow can cause the functioning of the organ to be disturbed because it is suddenly getting less oxygen. That's why warming up and not eating right before exercise helps easy the transition. See your doctor if that persists after trying this. ...Read more

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Could menstual cramps that are way worse than normal be a symptom of an std?

Yes: Sometimes severe menstrual cramps can signal an std or a complication related to std. Any abnormality should prompt you see a doc and get things cleared. ...Read more

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Do menstrual cramps get worse with age?

Do menstrual cramps get worse with age?

No general pattern: Menstrual cramps getting worse with age is not a pattern that is generally observed in aging women. ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal with muscle cramps from exercise?

What's the best way to deal with muscle cramps from exercise?

Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral involved in over 400 different processes in the body. Among other things, magnesium allows muscles to achieve a neutral, relaxed state. Try magnesium oxide 250 or 400 mg tabs. Dosage will be the amount it takes to relieve muscle cramps without giving loose stools. The only side effect from magnesium, if you have normal kidneys, is diarrhea and then only if you take too much. ...Read more

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What to do if i get the worse period cramps ever! please help?

Seek med eval.: 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 can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your period and cramps to get worse as you get older?

Is it normal for your period and cramps to get worse as you get older?

Yes and no: Many women will experience worsening pain with their period. However it usually has un underlying cause. Uterine hyperthrophy, adenomyosis, endometriosis, polyps , fibroids, uterine malposition. See a gyn for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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When I do an ab exercise, after the first set my abs start to cramp up really badly. Should I stop this.?

When I do an ab exercise, after the first set my abs start to cramp up really badly. Should I stop this.?

You might need to...: I don't know for how long have you been doing the exercise. If you just started it may be just the muscle sore from the exercise. With time this will improve. In any other case, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Is there any specific exercise i can do that won't cause cramps and does staying awake longer help your period end faster?

Is there any specific exercise i can do that won't cause cramps and does staying awake longer help your period end faster?

Cramps/period: Any aerobic exercise like swimming, walking or biking will help your periods and should not cause undue cramping. Drinking plenty of water and taking a daily multivitamin can also help with preventing cramps. Staying awake longer will not help your periods end more quickly. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad period cramps for about 3 years now and by each month the pain seems worse. What can I do for this?

Please see your gyn: For a complete evaluation with exam, blood work, cultures and an ultrasound and you may need laparoscopy and then you can get the proper txment. ...Read more