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Can I be pregnant. I been having these symptoms like lower back pains, mild cramping, stomach pain, spotting. Can't sleep at night I was jus wonder?

Can I be pregnant. I been having these symptoms like lower back pains, mild cramping, stomach pain, spotting. Can't sleep at night I was jus wonder?

Needs Medical Exam: While these symptoms may be caused by several origins, it appears that you are in need of a complete medical exam with a medical doctor. This person will listen to your symptoms, take a history, run any tests, and determine a diagnosis. Then based on that diagnosis, a treatment plan will be discussed. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Loose motion since 3 days. Mild cramp in stomach. Whatever I eat I poop. Poop is not fully watery but very thin. Anything to worry? Best food? Recovery?

Loose motion since 3 days. Mild cramp in stomach. Whatever I eat I poop. Poop is not fully watery but very thin. Anything to worry? Best food? Recovery?

Unclear: It is difficult to say what is causing your symptoms. Not clear if you have associated symptoms. It is best for you to arrange physician evaluation ASAP. You will have an examination and possible lab testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have mild stomach cramping/ pain. And it comes on top right, left Or bottom, right, left. No differ from stand, sit, or laying down. For 4 mnth?

Why do I have mild stomach cramping/ pain. And it comes on top right, left Or bottom, right, left. No differ from stand, sit, or laying down. For 4 mnth?

Too complex: Your description of your pain is too complex to sort out in 400 characters or less. I would recommend that you see your doctor if the pain persists. You may want to try over-the-counter antacids, just to see if they work. If they do, then your pain is related to stomach acid in some way. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a very mild persistent stomach cramp for three days now. It's not causing excruciating  pain but it just won't go away. Should I be concerned?

I've had a very mild persistent stomach cramp for three days now. It's not causing excruciating  pain but it just won't go away. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Of course, who wouldn't be concerned particularly without a good explanation. I would say a basic work up is in order or at the very least a good history taking to illicit a likely cause and therapeutic plan. ...Read more

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I have an urge to pass gas and stool, but can't do either not bloated mild low stomach cramping comes and goes what can cause this?

I have an urge to pass gas and stool, but can't do either not bloated mild low stomach cramping comes and goes what can cause this?

Constipation is the: Most likely cause. Try a dose or two of Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide).
Add more fiber to your daily diet to avoid this in the future. A bowl of Raisin Bran every morning might do the trick. Otherwise, take a dose of Metamucil every day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Got 3rd Depo-Provera shot last week. Had sex a couple times after. Now feeling mild cramping, noises in stomach, mild abdom. Pain. How likely is it I'm preg?

Got 3rd Depo-Provera shot last week. Had sex a couple times after. Now feeling mild cramping, noises in stomach, mild abdom. Pain. How likely is it I'm preg?

Not likely: Depo is a very effective method of birth control. Also the symptoms you mention are not symptoms of pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant take a pregnancy test. Then if your pain continues schedule a visit for evaluation ...Read more

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Constant nausea, especially after eating, and mild stomach cramping/pain for 2 weeks now. Ultrasound clear. 21yrs, Acid reducers + diet - no change.

Constant nausea, especially after eating, and mild stomach cramping/pain for 2 weeks now. Ultrasound clear. 21yrs, Acid reducers + diet - no change.

May need endoscopy: This may be due to food allergies (for ex lactose or gluten) or perhaps H. Pylori infection in your stomach. If you are taking a lot of pain meds like Advil, (ibuprofen) you should stop as it may make it worse. You may need to try eating small light non-spicy meals for now and then see a GI specialist who may schedule you for an endoscopy to get a better look at your stomach. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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I am having issues with bloating and mild stomach pain/ cramping and light colored stool?

I am having issues with bloating and mild stomach pain/ cramping and light colored stool?

Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Took 4 pregnancy test all came back + even the one at the Dr but I don't feel pregnant just mild stomach crampings but I jus miss period this mnth?

Took 4 pregnancy test all came back + even the one at the Dr but I don't feel pregnant just mild stomach crampings but I jus miss period this mnth?

Normal: The most common symptom for a pregnancy is missed period and a lot of women don't have the usual symptoms associated with pregnancy.
Congratulations on the news. Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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I had implantation bleeding lasted 2 days it was off & on now im late 4 days and im cramping (mild) with upset stomach (diarrhea since July 3)

I had implantation bleeding lasted 2 days it was off & on now im late 4 days and im cramping (mild) with upset stomach (diarrhea since July 3)

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding is more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. The discharge will require testing. ...Read more

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3 months of nausea, upper stomach mild cramping, off and on yellow stools, off and on back pain, is this pancreatic cancer?

3 months of nausea, upper stomach mild cramping, off and on yellow stools, off and on back pain, is this pancreatic cancer?

Unlikely: I would be more concerned with the gallbladder. See your doctor and s/he will probably order an x-ray and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

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Today I have been experiencing mild pulls in my lower middle abdomen. What could this be? Does not feel like menstrual cramps.

Today I have been experiencing mild pulls in my lower middle abdomen. What could this be? Does not feel like menstrual cramps.

IBS or muscle pull: Cramps in a young person can be a feature of irritable bowel if no other alarm symptoms are present (I.e., bloody stools, weight loss). It can also be abdominal wall muscle strain if certain positions make the pain worse. ...Read more

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This morning I woke up w/ mild cramping on the lower part of my stomach & throughout the day it has intensified... What is going on?!

This morning I woke up w/ mild cramping on the lower part of my stomach & throughout the day it has intensified... What is going on?!

Cramping: The commonest cause of lower abdominal cramping is intestinal viral infections but food intolerance or food poisoning is a close second. Both conditions are accompanied by diarrhea and occasional nausea and vomiting. These problems are self limiting but if abdominal pain becomes severe or persistent with associated tenderness, distended abdomen, bloody stools, fever, get evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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I get mild cramp type instantaneous pain in deep anus and lower left abdomen. They occur sometime and are sharp and mild. I'm virgin male age 18?

I get mild cramp type instantaneous pain in deep anus and lower left abdomen. They occur sometime and are sharp and mild. I'm virgin male age 18?

Possible constipatio: You may be having constipation which is causing mild cramp in anus and left lower abdomen. You may try a stool softener which may help you to get relief from cramp. If no relief then talk to your doctor to get investigations done. ...Read more

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What are these mild cramps on the side of my stomach?

What are these mild cramps on the side of my stomach?

Need more info: There are any questions that a health care professional aks to assess a condition, followed by an exam (and also often lab tests); these types of infomation put all out together help lead to a diafnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mild abdominal cramps?

What is the definition or description of: mild abdominal cramps?

Abdominal cramping: "crampy" discomfort in the abdomen is usually described as a squeezing sensation, that may crescendo, wax and wane, recurrently. Any quadrant of the abdomen may be involved. "mild"describes the intensity of distress as low-grade. ...Read more

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Period is 31 days late have mild low abdomen cramping why could this be?

Tubal pregnancy: You could be pregnant and you would want to know whether the pregnancy is properly located in the uterus or in the fallopian tubes and thereby causing cramping. Have a transvaginal ultrasound done asap. ...Read more

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It common to have random mild abdominal cramps that go away after a few minutes?

It common to have random mild abdominal cramps that go away after a few minutes?

Yes: There are many possibilities here. As such, if the cramps are persistent and/or associated with other symptoms (e.g. Fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc...), follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with mild to severe cramps in my upper abdomen, along with multiple episodes of diarrhea throughout the night. What could possibly be wrong?

I woke up this morning with mild to severe cramps in my upper abdomen, along with multiple episodes of diarrhea throughout the night. What could possibly be wrong?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help ...Read more

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How long after taking EC should "symptoms" including mild cramping and "butterflies" in lower abdomen stop?

How long after taking EC should "symptoms" including mild cramping and "butterflies" in lower abdomen stop?

You may be pregnant.: Butterflies in your stomach sound like you may be pregnant. If you haven't checked yet a urine pregnancy test or go to see a doctor immediately. Emergency contraception only works about 70% of the time since it only works if you take it in your cycle before you've ovulated. It also doesn't work well for a woman with a BMI greater than 25 ...Read more

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How long after you take EC should "symptoms" including mild cramping and "butterflies" sensations in lower abdomen stop?

How long after you take EC should "symptoms" including mild cramping and "butterflies" sensations in lower abdomen stop?

Emergency contracept: You are describing symptom of uterine cramping which are side effects of emergency contraception pills. The way EC works is to induce a menstrual period within 12-24 hours of taking the medication which is high dose progesterone. The decline in the progesterone level causes the uterine lining to shed. It is not unusual to have cramping at 48 hours. ...Read more

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351/2 weeks. I've had mild cramping in lower abdomen and back that turned so painful it woke me up last night. Now it comes and goes. Is this normal?

351/2 weeks. I've had mild cramping in lower abdomen and back that turned so painful it woke me up last night. Now it comes and goes. Is this normal?

Not really.: It sounds like you may be experiencing preterm contractions that could lead to preterm labor and birth. Best see your obstetrician asap for a formal evaluation. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am getting mild cramps in the stomach. Will I get my period soon?

I am getting mild cramps in the stomach. Will I get my period soon?

See that you are: 50 years old. Has your menstrual cycle changed at this age? It could be a period, pms or might be cramping that isn't related to a period. ...Read more

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