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Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Peppermint: Peppermint oil can help as it acts as a smooth muscle relaxant. Probiotics may also help, but the research is better for peppermint oil. Hoping you know what's causing the "painful bowel spasms" and not just treating it in the dark. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What causes bowel spasms?

What causes bowel spasms?

Muscle contractions: Muscle contractions, which can be caused from electrolyte imbalances, relative obstructions, infection, or food-borne toxins. Rarely, tumors can cause spasms. ...Read more

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What could cause bad bowel spasms?

Miscellaneous: Lots of things: crohns disease, diverticulosis, food allergy such as lactose intolerance, food poisening - see ur pmd - who might refer you to gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid if i get bowel spasms?

Depends on the cause: Avoiding lactose, gas-producing food (e.g. Beans, onions, celery, carrots, raisins, bananas, apricots, prunes, brussel sprouts, wheat germ, pretzels, and bagels), certain carbohydrates and gluten may help. Determine if there is food allergy and avoiding those specific foods may help. There is no one answer; trial and error. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to ease the pain from bowel spasms?

Any suggestions on how to ease the pain from bowel spasms?

There are many drugs: There are many drugs to help spasmodic pain in the bowel. They typically are anticholingeric drugs and there are many. They cost little. But see your doctor, because there are many causes for this! ...Read more

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Can appendicitis cause bowel spasms?

Can appendicitis cause bowel spasms?

POSSIBLY: Appendicitis usually presents as a vague pain around the navel and mid-abdomen, which then progresses to right lower quadrant over 12 to 24 hours. Some patients might perceive the pain as a cramp, or spasm. Diarhea is usually not associated, but loss of appetite is. Certainly, as the disease progresses, fever can develop. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Bowel Spasms (Definition)

Bowel spasms are severe cramps occurring in the muscles of the ...Read more


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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more