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Backache, extreme stomach cramps during period, big clots of blood, is this normal? No ib propheen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) will kill pain. Diarreah too?

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

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more


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Can you have the stomach flu with no fever or nausea or vomiting, just extreme stomach cramps and diarrhea?

Can you have the stomach flu with no fever or nausea or vomiting, just extreme stomach cramps and diarrhea?

Yes: Although it's commonly called stomach flu, gastroenteritis isn't the same as influenza. Real flu (influenza) affects only your respiratory system: nose, throat and lungs. Gastroenteritis can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea but usually have some nausea or vomiting or both. ...Read more

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Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

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

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Extreme stomach/abdominal cramps when eating/drinking anything with apple in it, does this mean I have an apple allergy? Or something more severe?

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

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Bright red blood in stool then followed by mucus in stool. Extreme fatigue, stomach cramps, feeling feverish, and diarrhea accompany this. Any ideas?

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

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What causes stomach cramps?

What causes stomach cramps?

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 more

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Can men get stomach cramps?

Can men get stomach cramps?

Stomach cramps: Absolutely ! Cramping in your stomach is due to your intestines responding to stimulation which can be due to a variety of different things with most of them being self limiting ...Read more

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How long do stomach cramps last?

How long do stomach cramps last?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the abdominal pain. If this is a chronic problem, it should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate stomach cramps?

How do I alleviate stomach cramps?

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

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Male with stomach cramps for weeks?

Male with stomach cramps for weeks?

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