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Experiencing really intense gas pains in my lower abdomen. Came suddenly and has been going on for 5 hours. How do I find relief?

Experiencing really intense gas pains in my lower abdomen. Came suddenly and has been going on for 5 hours.    How do I find relief?

See doc asap: Ideally would recommend letting your doc know. If not available, Urgent Care/ ER are your next options. The reason would be twice: to get relief and also to find out the cause for your pain. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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What should I do for upper abdomen gas pains?

What should I do for upper abdomen gas pains?

Aerophagia: Fancy word for swallowing air.You may be eating too fast.Exhale before swallowing the food in your mouth.Also consider what food you are ingesting-soda is full of gas and foods like cabbage produce gas in the gut.If you are careful at how you swallow and do not eat known gas producers like beans it should be less of a problem. ...Read more

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Having horrible gas pains in my stomach and diarreah but it seems like i cant even pass gas. Ive never had this issue before. Whats going on?

Having horrible gas pains in my stomach and diarreah but it seems like i cant even pass gas. Ive never had this issue before. Whats going on?

Go to ER: This sounds as if you may have a partial bowel obstruction. Go and have this looked at. Perhaps it will be a minor issue, but better safe than sorry. Hope you feel better very soon. ...Read more

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I have very bad stomach pains after eating, is this just gas pains?

I have very bad stomach pains after eating, is this just gas pains?

Many causes: of post-prandial pain, including gas. But it could be gallstones, so it is best to have a doctor check you out. ...Read more

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Are bad gas pains of the lower stomach normal when your close to your period?

Are bad gas pains of the lower stomach normal when your close to your period?

Yes: try ibuprofen--it is a prostaglandin inhibitor--in a good dose with food-as soon as these start and continue for the first 48 hrs and see if the pain is better. ...Read more

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Can cake give you gas pains? B/c this is my second day eatting it and my stomach hurts really bad 

Can cake give you gas pains? B/c this is my second day eatting it and my stomach hurts really bad 

Hard to say: There are a few possible things that might cause cake to give you abdominal discomfort. It could be that you have some lactose intolerance and you're reacting to the milk in the cake. It could also be celiac sprue, in which case you're reacting to the gluten in the cake. If this continues to be a problem, it's worth getting it checked out with your doctor as it could be also due to something else. ...Read more

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Have sore stomach and cannot eat more than a few bites before I feel full and have gas pains. what is happening here?

Have sore stomach and cannot eat more than a few bites before I feel full and have gas pains. what is happening here?

Have it checked out: This could be sign of an ulcer, gallbladder, or more serious stomach issue. I suggest you see your doctor and have it checked out: need some lab tests and at least ultrasound to start with. ...Read more

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Gas pains, stomach cramps, black specks in stool?

Gas pains, stomach cramps, black specks in stool?

Melenic stool?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more

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