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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted and the threads seem longer, i've had intermittent stomach cramps could it have moved?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted and the threads seem longer, i've had intermittent stomach cramps could it have moved?

It's possible: It's difficult to tell the location of your iud solely by the length of the strings. It's possible that it has descended or is even in the process of being expelled. You should schedule an appointment with your doctor. He or she can do a pelvic examination and perform an ultrasound to confirm its location. Use a backup method of birth control just to be safe until your appointment. ...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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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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What can I take severe stomach cramps?

Eval: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s >>>. ...Read more

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I have stomach cramps and scared to eat?

I have stomach cramps and scared to eat?

Elaborate?: Abdominal pain can be due to many reasons... Probably don't eat solids until you're feeling better. Try to stay hydrated; stick with clear liquids for now. If you get worse or aren't improving, consider going to the ed. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my stomach cramps?

Stomach cramps: Explore the causes (refer my previous response on stomach cramps) with help of your doctor, & treat those. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to ease stomach cramps?

Is there anything I can do to ease stomach cramps?

Depends: There are many causes of abdominal cramp, depending on the etiology, treatment can varied. Please consult your physician for proper examination, and evaluation. ...Read more

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I keep getting stomach cramps ever couple of week?

See your dr: May have ibs , lactose intolerant, celiac etc. A full history and physical will help narrow it down. Labs xrays stool sample may be needed. Occasionally a colonoscopy is done as well. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad horrible all over stomach cramps?

Why do I get bad horrible all over stomach cramps?

Hard to say: Some people will have intestinal or menstrual cramps. If cleared by a gastroenterologist with laparascopy, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, perhaps the diagnosis of irritable bowel needs to be entertained? ...Read more

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Is it normal to get stomach cramps everytime i need to bm?

Is it normal to get stomach cramps everytime i need to bm?

May be: Some light cramping before a bowel movement may not be abnormal. People with irritable bowel syndrome may have cramps with an urgent need to move their bowels and have diarrhea shortly after eating a meal. In normal people any cramping should be mild(gastrocolic reflex) and the bowel movement itself is usually normal and not very loose. An antispasmodic medication like bentyl (dicyclomine) can prevent cramps. ...Read more