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Infant Stomach Cramps
Hi, my 1month old baby has stomach cramps and winds. What is the best medicine to give to him? I give telement drops. But it doesn't help
13 month old baby drinks regular whole milk and have stomach cramps afterwards what other milk is good for a developing baby?
Almond: After age one people do not need more than 16 ounces of milk a day. I am not a fn of dairy...And clearly this 13 month old is not either- it is making baby ill. I like almond, rice, coconut or hemp milk. They contain less protein than goat, soy, or cow mlik so be sure baby is also eating food. Baby should not be "drinking" his/her calories and should be eating food. ...Read more
My 5 week old baby doesn't sleep all day due to stomach cramps. She's on iberugast and probiotics but it's not helping. She's on novalac it1.
Rec doctor visit: Has she been seen by her family physician or pediatrician. I would certainly recommend it. ...Read more
14 wk baby, has been on omeprazole since 6 wks & Nutramigen since 5 wks. Has stomach cramps after feeds for past 2 wks, baby is upset. Do we try neocate?
See your PCP: Recent studies showed an increased likelihood of gastrointestinal conditions and BMS, but the exact etiology of BMS remains unknown. There is no cure for BMS. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and management GI problems and BMS. ...Read more
Yes, but: The gut and the particular foods that can cause cramps varies enormously for individuas. And for the state o the food at the time it is eaten. I believe that the style of eating is the key to prevent stomache cramps. Select good quality foods, prepare them well, sit in a relaxed settng, w people you are comfortable with, eat slowly, chew the food very well, drink some fluid every few bites. ...Read more
It depends: On what kind of exercise you are doing and what is going on inside your body. You may somehow be triggering a spasm in your intestine during your exercise, for reasons yet unknown. You need to have a doctor take a good history on you, and find out more. If you also have cramps at other times, you need evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Water or nothing?: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it and should seek help from ur doctor. ...Read more
Stomach cramps can be from several reasons.
I assume by stomach you refer to the abdomen.
What part of the abdomen is hurting?
Is it associated with nausea or heart burn.
You symptoms sound like like may have hyperacidity, ulcer/reflrux.
If it is recurring problem you need to have a physical with more detailed history. ...Read more
Stomach cramps HD: Avoid constipation. Be sure you have a daily bowel movement. Don't eat prior to dialysis. Eat light at least 90 minutes prior. Don't drink too much either. Relax during the treatment. Ask about potassium and calcium settings. Potassium removal will provoke cramps. Calcium removal will provoke cramps. ...Read more
Lifestyle mods: Watch out for spicy and acidic foods (lemons, oranges, tomatoes). Don't gorge at meals - eat smaller, but more frequent meals. Avoid exercise and lying down right after eating or drinking. Avoid alcohol (can cause stomach irritation), caffeine and tobacco. If it's not improving on it's own, it's something you should see your doctor about. Good luck! ...Read more
Individual variation: Different people do react differently to various foods. It would be prudent to avoid foods that give you trouble rather than taking medication to counteract the undesirable effects of some foods. ...Read more
What's the cause?: Flatulence +/- cramps neither localizes your problem to the small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional--but is this due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, etc.? How long have your symptoms lasted, is there accompanying fever, bleeding, vomiting, tenderness, etc? ...Read more
See a doctor: They may or may not be related. Many things can cause palpitations, often benign. Caffeine, stress, thyroid problems. Some may be serious, if associated with chest pain or shortness of breath or fainting. With severe stomach cramps as well, you should have an evaluation and find out what is the cause.. ...Read more
Hard to know.: We’d need to know more about your symptoms before we could hazard a guess as to what’s going on. Vomiting? Diarrhea? Fevers? Where are the abdominal cramps? Truth be told, if you’re having trouble keeping any food down, you should be seen in an emergency room for testing and IV fluids at least. ...Read more
Hard to tell: These are generally non-specific symptoms...It could be many things. In order to determine the cause and appropriate treatment, you should see your family doc for a good history and physical exam... ...Read more