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Lower Abdominal Cramping After Eating
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, digestive issues etc. Please see your doctor first and & go to a mental health professional if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more
Miscarried & D/C 4 weeks ago. I'm having mild lower abdominal cramping and bloating. What is happening?
On pill, light mid cycle bleed, bright red and mild lower abdominal cramping for last 2 days. Haven't skipped any pills, never happened before.?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
R/O GASTROENTERITIS: R/O gastroenteritis/Diverticulitis with severity of symptoms you are very dehydrated, please seek ER eval. If symptoms persist you need to be examined and have labs checked and stool for H pylori the ulcer causing bacteria. Given your age a CT Scan may be needed to R/O appendicitis/diverticulitis. Lastly an endoscopy and colonoscopy if symptoms persist ...Read more
I came off my cycle 11 days ago but I been experiencing lower abdominal cramping. What could be the cause for this?
I've been having occasional lower abdominal cramping since Sunday and using the restroom (#2) frequently. Not extremely loose, but more watery loose?
See you doctor: See your physician for proper evaluation. Various things could cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
I've had lower abdominal cramping&rectal cramping. The pain isn't severe but enough to be discomforting. Should I call my doc? 29wks pregnant
Lower abdominal cramping, nothing serious is wrong. No uti. I don't have periods anymore due to a hysterectomy. What can I do to help with the pain?
GI: Make sure you don't have any GI issues. See a GI specialist if you have not seen one yet. ...Read more
I'm on my ovulating week, I had unprotected sex 2-3 days ago. I'm having symptoms of lower back and abdominal cramping. I'm going through fertilization?
Ovulation and pain: Sometimes when you ovulate even without fertilization there can be mid-cycle pain and cramping known as Mittelschmerz. Sometimes if it continues it can be a painful ovarian cyst which you could have diagnosed by ultrasound and physical exam. There are other causes of lower back or abdominal pain that if persistent symptoms or worsen should be evaluated by a health care provider in person. ...Read more
I am 35 years of age and for the past 2 days I have been deficating avocado green soft stool, with lower abdominal cramping. I am terribly worried bec?
Irritable bowel synd: Your change in stool habits should not be a cause of significant worry at this time. It may be related to a food that you have eaten, or you may have a mild irritable bowel segment causing rapid transit through the intestines. If it persists, then be examined by a physician. In the mean time increase your intake of fluids to maintain hydration. ...Read more
I had my tubes taken out in Oct 2015. I am 10 days late, lower abdominal cramping nausea and positive tests at home. Is it possible to be pregnant?
Yes, rarely: Pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If a retest a week later is positive, a woman needs to see her Ob-Gyn doctor to find the baby embryo (check for an ectopic). ...Read more
Pain in lower abdomen, after diarrhoea being treated, cramps in lower abdomen still there pain after eating anything, motions tight issomething serious?
Constipation?: If by treating diarrhea you mean you took meds to stop it you may be experiencing the opposite. Meds to stop diarr. Can cause constipation, cramping in th lower abdomen. Especially if the cause of the diarrhea had not fully resolved. Cramping will ususally resolve once th effect of the meds wears off. If not improving or getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I have been having severe lower abdominal cramping. Is this normal? Could I be going into labor?
I have had a lot of gas and lower abdominal cramping for a week. I also have gurgling sounds in digestive tract. What could this be?
Started having lower abdominal cramping for a couple days, period is late 5-6 days, took one pregnancy test today but it came out negative?
I got my tubes clamped 6 days ago, and I am having awful lower back and abdominal cramping, and feel sick to my stomach. When should I be worried?
Post OP: Your surgeon gave you verbal and written post operative instructions and information. Surgeons need to know when one is not recovering incase there is a post operative complication. Please refer to your surgeons instructions or contact them directly for instructions. ...Read more
I have right shoulder pain and lower abdominal cramping. Not mild but not severe. It is uncomfortable. I am 4 weeks 2 days pregnant. Is it normal?
Pregnant/cramping: With symptoms mentioned, please call your OB. Needs to be seen. ...Read more
My period is 5 days late I took 2 home tests and its negative I have had lower abdominal cramping and bloated feeling. Could I be pregnant please help?
Ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal slow taper. Lower abdominal cramping, discomfort and gas. Increases through the day and subsides by bedtime. Is this expected.
Abdominal pain and b: I am concerned about you having a gastrointestinal ulcer. While you are waiting for a diagnosis from you primary care physician, please avoid fried food, hot spices, and tomatoe sause, and liquids before bedtimes. ...Read more
I had sex 4 nights ago and took Plan B three nights ago. I am still experiencing lower abdominal cramping and lower back pain. Is this normal?
I'm 32 weeks &' have been having on and off spotting with lower abdominal cramping and back pain. I also have a lot of pressure when walking.?
33wks pregnant and constant lower back pain and abdominal cramping for about 6 hours, am I in early labor?
No: Lower back pain, period of abdominal cramping are all normal at this stage of pregnancy. Your body is getting ready to deliver. This involves changes in ligament elasticity so that the pelvic girdle can widen to accommodate the baby's head. You know you are in true labor when you are no longer able to wait out the contractions. They will increase in intensity and frequency instead of going away. ...Read more
18 yrs old, no full period for 2 years, spotting, extreme lower back pain, woken up from abdominal cramping, reasons for this?
Go to ER now: Get off your computer and go to ER. ...Read more
Hit my tailbone about 3 weeks ago. Naturally curved tailbone that points inward. No fracture. I get lower abdominal cramping and discomfort. Normal?
Ibuprofen?: If you are taking ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) aspirin, or other meds in that class, for your pain, they could be upsetting your stomach. Pain, if mod to severe can cause abdominal pain. If you have no pain any more from your falll & you are not taking those, then it is probably not related but hard to say. You may have hurt something else when you fell. If your pain is severe and. Or getting worse see MD! ...Read more
Neon/ dark green stool with abdominal cramping for two days. I had mucus in my stool, diarrhea & lower abdominal cramping before this. Why is this?
Over last 5 days have had lower back, right hip pain with some abdominal cramping. Not continuous and ice and tylenol (acetaminophen) seem to help.?
See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more
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