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Extreme Stomach Cramps
Backache, extreme stomach cramps during period, big clots of blood, is this normal? No ib propheen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) will kill pain. Diarreah too?
Birth control: If you are having diarrhea then this may be contributing to your stomach cramps and back pain. A primary care doctor can help you if over the counter diarrhea medication is not helping. Painful, heavy periods can be treated by a variety of birth control options. Consider seeing an Obgyn to help make this better. ...Read more
Can you have the stomach flu with no fever or nausea or vomiting, just extreme stomach cramps and diarrhea?
Dietary changes: An alteration of intestinal motility or bacteria. Dietary factors, such as an increased intake of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, indigestible starches in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and carbonated beverages. Products such as pork, upon digestion, may release trace concentrations of malodorous gases. Psychological factors. ...Read more
Extreme stomach/abdominal cramps when eating/drinking anything with apple in it, does this mean I have an apple allergy? Or something more severe?
Why eat it then?: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog. Best to avoid food that bothers you. ...Read more
Bright red blood in stool then followed by mucus in stool. Extreme fatigue, stomach cramps, feeling feverish, and diarrhea accompany this. Any ideas?
Certainly concerning: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and ed blood in stool then followed by mucus... bowel inflmmation certainly. Could be infection (enteric germs, c diff, others) Could be autoimmune disase (inflammatory bowel). these are all serious and treatable. ...Read more
Food poisoning: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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