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Intestinal Cramps Treatment
IBS: Cramping can be associated with IBS.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Please advise on stomach cramps, severe bloating, flatulence, nausea, backache & occassional diahorrea.No medications are working.Condition worsening.
Go see your doctor: Gastroenteritis refers to infection of your intestines usually leading to diarrhea, sometimes crampy & painful but not usually associated w/constipation. This has nothing to do w/period cramps which should come cyclically during that time of month. Best to go see your family doc to clarify & address your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kinds of bacteria/parasites cause chronic nausea, SEVERE reflux, strong abdominal cramps before & during bowel movements. H. Pylori test was neg.
Viral infection: Stomach bugs are a likely reason for your symptoms. Recommend avoiding dairy and fruit juices for a day or so. Use lactaid milk or lactaid tablets for a week and see how you feel. If you start noticing any blood in your stools you need to visit your pcp. ...Read more
What are some likely causes for these symptoms: 2-5 days between bowel movements, constant nausea and abdominal cramping, headaches, & bloody stool?
Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps along with fever and diarrhea. If your symptoms are in between these two extremes, then maybe something else is causing them. ...Read more
Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps along with fever and diarrhea. If your symptoms are in between these two extremes, then maybe something else is causing them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The gallbladder becomes active after a meal when it is triggered to release bile into the intestine to help absorb fats. When not functioning correctly as when there is a stone obstructing the release of bile into the intestine, severe pain, usually in the right upper abdomen can occur. ...Read more
Depends: Cramps can be intermittent or not even every day. Most important is to make sure the diagnosis of ibs is correct. All other causes of your symptoms should be ruled out including xrays, colonoscopy, possible ct scan. Best treatment for ibs is regular meal times and quantities, hi fiber diet and 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and over several weeks to months many if not all symp. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline): Yes, these are some of its side-effects. ...Read more
What would cause a person to first experience cramping, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, and severe abdominal cramps?
Many: Any number of conditions could cause these symptoms including viral gastroenteritis with norovirus, rotovirus etc., intestinal infection with e.Coli, salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, amoebiasis etc., c.Difficile colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, ischemic colitis and others. ...Read more
Yes indeed: Oral penicillin and related antibiotics (e.g. ampicillin, amoxicillin, and others) indeed can cause such symptoms by their effect on intestinal bacteria. If severe or if serious diarrhea, contact the doctor who prescribed it. Don't stop or change treatment except with doctor's advice. ...Read more
Yes: Abdomen pain after eating, particularly a fatty meal, can be a symptom of gallbladder disease. ...Read more
Any medication that stops strong abdominal cramping due to gastroenteritis? Associated with diarrhea and vomiting
Depends...: It depends what variant of ibs you have. If due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) then antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. If you're female with severe diarrhea-associated ibs, consider Lotronex under the prescriber's program. For constipation-variant disease, Amitiza & Linzess are effective & well-tolerated. Frequency, timing, & duration of symptoms? Bleeding? Sure you have ibs? ...Read more
What can cause diarrhea and abdominal discomfort? Is there a blood test for irritable bowel syndrome?
Many causes/ No: There is no blood test for irritable bowel syndrome. It is a diagnosis made by excluding other serious causes of intestinal disease. You should have a colonoscopy, ct scanning of the abdomen, endoscopy to rule out celiac disease, and certain blood tests to look for autoimmune disorders. In many cases all of these studies will be negative, and irritable bowel syndrome will be the diagnosis. Goo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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