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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and been having lower back pain for 2 days and small lower abdomen cramps all day, call OB or wait until cramps get stronger?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and been having lower back pain for 2 days and small lower abdomen cramps all day, call OB or wait until cramps get stronger?

Call OB: When in doubt, particularly about the nature or origin of discomfort at your stage of pregnancy, please call your Obstetrician--that's one of the reasons they're there for you. ...Read more

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Dizzy, feeling of faint, lower abdomen cramps, pink spot on undies, sensitive breast, backache...Period will be on the next day. Is it only pms?

Dizzy, feeling of faint, lower abdomen cramps, pink spot on undies, sensitive breast, backache...Period will be on the next day. Is it only pms?

Previous PMS?: All the symptoms you described, dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue, sore breasts, light spotting before expected period, cramping, and backache, can all be early signs of pregnancy. Has this complex of symptoms been typical for you as a part of pms? If not, since pms usually follows a predictable pattern, pregnancy is highly likely and getting a pregnancy test seems to me a good idea.. ...Read more

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On and off lower abdomen cramps, feeling tou want to poops, what is this?

On and off lower abdomen cramps, feeling tou want to poops, what is this?

Diet: I suspect that this is some dietary factor that makes you feel like you want to go; try eliminating lactose from your diet; try a probiotic daily; experiment with your diet and see what works for you;. ...Read more

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Constant lower abdomen cramps?

Constant lower abdomen cramps?

Many things: It doesn't say how old you are, and we would need a lot more info to help you. Could you be pregnant? Are you constipated? Have you been ill? Could you have an std? Is your period due/overdue? Have you had abnormal (or no) pap smears? Has there been a change in your bowel movements? Many things can cause lower abdomen cramping/pain. Give us more info and maybe we can help. Or see your md. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen).

I am experiencing stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen).

Nondiagnostic: These are nonspecific but could indicate intestinal tract irritability from food intolerance or an early viral intestinal tract infection which causes diarrhea but resolves in a few days. If the cramps are severe and are accompanied by vomiting, inability to have a bowel movement or abdominal distension, you should be examined by a physician. Avoid ice cold liquids and harsh roughage in your diet. ...Read more

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Constently going to the bathroom-sign of pregnantcy? Negative hpt-not trying to get pregnant. Lower abdomen cramps.

Constently going to the bathroom-sign of pregnantcy? Negative hpt-not trying to get pregnant. Lower abdomen cramps.

Many causes: There are many causes for this. Urinary infection is high on the list. Get a urine test to check this out. ...Read more

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For the past 5 days I have felt a pinching sensation in my clitoris/urethra area. I've also had some lower back and abdomen cramps, but I'm ovulating.

For the past 5 days I have felt a pinching sensation in my clitoris/urethra area. I've also had some lower back and abdomen cramps, but I'm ovulating.

R/O VAGINITIS V UT: SX May be a UTI VS Vaginitis the cause can be multifaceted you need full exam, pelvic exam cultures/labs and STD SCREEN to determine diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more

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I had bleeding from my intestines a few years ago, it happened again recently. I have really bad stomach cramps in the lower left abdomen.

I had bleeding from my intestines a few years ago, it happened again recently. I have really bad stomach cramps in the lower left abdomen.

IBS/IBS: 20's male w. intermittent abdominal cramps & blood per rectum has intestinal dysfunction. Pelvic girdle disorder w. parasympathetic impingement & dysautonomia likely. Avoid prednisone, gluten, milk & surgery. See Osteopath about pelvic girdle disorder. Cannabis sativa, not indica, is worth exploring; taken as tea or butter extract made at low temperature; to relatively avoid psychotropic effects. ...Read more

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I've been having light lower abdomen cramps followed by lower back pain. What could it be?

I've been having light lower abdomen cramps followed by lower back pain. What could it be?

Need more info: At your age it could be gynecological, a colon problem, an appendix problem and a few other problems. It would be wise to make an appointment with your primary care physician to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I feel pregnant. I spotted 8/15-8/16. Light pink then brown. Food hunger, lower abdomen cramps. Hcg level 0 from two weeks ago?

I feel pregnant. I spotted 8/15-8/16. Light pink then brown. Food hunger, lower abdomen cramps. Hcg level 0 from two weeks ago?

Prob not: You are most likely not pregnant 2 weeks ago with an Hcg level of 0. The blood level can be repeated to confirm if you still haven't had your period yet.

You might be having issues with your digestive tract causing your symptoms. Any nausea or diarrhea? Can have your thyroid level checked. ...Read more

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There seem to be a lump or some kind of overgrowth tissue in my vagina area. Also my lower left abdomen cramps alot, and bowels are slow. Wht is this?

There seem to be a lump or some kind of overgrowth tissue in my vagina area. Also my lower left abdomen cramps alot, and bowels are slow. Wht is this?

Doctor can evaluate: The symptoms you are describing are very nonspecific. The "lump" you feel could be an enlarged lymph node, an infection, and many more things. You might consider seeing a physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I been having this discomfort in my stomach, cramps, heartburn and I feel like a poking on both side of lower rib cage and on my upper abdomen or stom?

I been having this discomfort in my stomach, cramps, heartburn and I feel like a poking on both side of lower rib cage and on my upper abdomen or stom?

? gastritis: Inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) is likely. Follow a bland diet, avoid alcohol and caffeine, take an antacid like mylanta 1/2 hours after meals and at bedtime, and take prilosec daily. If symptoms persist see your physician or a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Peptic ulcer, pancreatic inflammation are other possibilities. ...Read more

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What is the problem if having lower abdomen cramps and lower back pain but not having period?

What is the problem if having lower abdomen cramps and lower back pain but not having period?

? Pregnant?: The first thing us doctors are going to think when we see a young woman who has missed a period is: could she be pregnant? A pregnancy test is going to be the first order of business, and if that is negative then further workup may be warranted for the low back and abdominal symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ttc period comes 10 of this month experiencing, nausea, white cm, lower abdomen cramps no appetite never experienced could I be pregnant?

Ttc period comes 10 of this month experiencing, nausea, white cm, lower abdomen cramps no appetite never experienced could I be pregnant?

Asking us to Guess: Physicians never, ever, guess when it comes to diagnosing pregnancy. The Tenth will be here soon. If you do not start your period then the next morning you can do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nausea (severity: moderate), stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen), back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), . ..

Could be anything...: 18 year old female with nausea, lower abdominal cramps & severe back pain on both side. One does not say if Fever is present or not. Could be anything from Infection/Inflammation of the Kidneys/ Urinary system to Ovaries/ tubes & Reproductive system or even Digestive System including simple indigestion to appendicitis, if still present. Best to see M.D. for Dx/mgt. ...Read more

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My period has lasted 4 weeks and I'm experiencing lower abdomen cramps and 'fresh' like a cut finger blood. I am 42 & in last 3 months periods longer?

My period has lasted 4 weeks and I'm experiencing lower abdomen cramps and 'fresh' like a cut finger blood. I am 42 & in last 3 months periods longer?

See your GYN: A period lasting 4 weeks is certainly abnormal. At age 42 you could be starting into perimenopause which can cause abnormal menses. It is also possible that you have a fibroid (benign tumor) in the uterus causing the problem. Either way, you need to have some blood work and a pelvic ultrasound done. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps after eating lasting for several hours along with a red skin rash around my lower abdominal area any clues?

? food allergy?: Abdominal cramps after eating along with a skin rash can be due to certain food allergies. If a new food product was consumed, this is more likely. ...Read more

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What could be the reason of very pale red few drops when peeing? 1wk after period. On/off lower abdomen cramps/pain. Last sunolut pill 3days bef period.

What could be the reason of very pale red few drops when peeing? 1wk after period. On/off lower abdomen cramps/pain. Last sunolut pill 3days bef period.

Hematuria evaluation: First need to confirm if the light red urine is from true hematuria. If hematuria is present a urine for cytology and cystoscopy should be performed. Concerning the pelvic pain a pelvic ultrasound would be the first study of choice. On occasion endometriosis if identified may have endometrial lesions in the bladder leading to hematuria. Interstitial cystitis may be present with these symptoms. ...Read more