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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Stomach pain while sleeping on stomach. Will go away when I change positions to my side or back. Hurts like a cramp.

Stomach pain while sleeping on stomach. Will go away when I change positions to my side or back. Hurts like a cramp.

Stomach pain: If you only feel a cramping like stomach pain when sleeping on your stomach, but at no other time, then I doubt that what you report is significant. It might well be just some muscle cramping pain due to being in a position that your body does not like. ...Read more

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Feel nauseous today, stomach cramps and gas also. I only got one hour of sleep and usually get 10-12 hours. This the cause?

Feel nauseous today, stomach cramps and gas also. I only got one hour of sleep and usually get 10-12 hours. This the cause?

Yes: Sleep is very important and lack of sleep can definitely cause the issues you describe. Get back to sleeping your full night and this should resolve. ...Read more

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When I go to bed, I turn to sleep on my stomach I get horrible cramps in the rib cage area, I breathe through it and it goes away. What is this?

When I go to bed, I turn to sleep on my stomach I get horrible cramps in the rib cage area, I breathe through it and it goes away. What is this?

? intercostal nerve: It's possible that a pinching of the nerve running between the ribs occurs with position change. Typically it causes very sharp shooting pain in the rib cage and may worsen with a deep breath. Otherwise I would suspect some sort of muscle spasm that occurs with position change. Have your md check you if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Stomach cramp? It been this way for four days now.. The only way to get rid of them is to sleep or sometimes drink water. I vomit 1time

Stomach cramp? It been this way for four days now.. The only way to get rid of them is to sleep or sometimes drink water. I vomit 1time

Could be: Could be multiple things. Could be related to your menstrual cycle, it could be associated with your bowel movements such as constipation, could be endometriosis or could be other things. If it continues you should get it evaluated by your physician especially if you aren't eating. ...Read more

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I've been cramping from my lower back and getting lower stomach aches been feeling very tired and just want to sleep and dizziness what can it be?

I've been cramping from my lower back and getting lower stomach aches been feeling very tired and just want to sleep and dizziness what can it be?

Pregnancy: There are many reasons for low abdominal pain: infection, constipation, ovarian cyst. The prominent fatigue suggests a pregnancy event. Ectopic tubal pregancy can cause worse pain and dizziness. You don't have to miss your-period. Run a pregnancy test. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have woken up with severe stomach cramps and gas each night and morning for a while now, what could be causing this and how do I make it stop? Its ruining my sleep. Thank you.

I have woken up with severe stomach cramps and gas each night and morning for a while now, what could be causing this and how do I make it stop? Its ruining my sleep. Thank you.

Food: Take metamucil 1 tablespoon with a full glass of water at dinner time.
Stop eating all processed foods like cereals, crackers, bread, chips etc. These get digested very quickly and the bacterial use the sugars for food with the byproduct of gas. Stop carbonated beverages. If that fails see your internal medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Mood swings, anxiety not sleeping headaches neck pain sever cramping of stomach bowle?

Mood swings, anxiety not sleeping headaches neck pain sever cramping of stomach bowle?

That's a lot!: Sounds like a lot of the physical symptoms that can occur with stress. If you are not typically an anxious person and are under a lot of stress right now, see your doctor to discuss medications and counseling. If you have these symptoms and your life is calm and you can identify nothing to cause it, see your doctor to have blood work and exam done. ...Read more

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Have early morning stomach cramps in middle of sleep.

Have early morning stomach cramps in middle of sleep.

Stomach pain: Stomach cramps can be from several reasons.
I assume by stomach you refer to the abdomen.
What part of the abdomen is hurting?
Is it associated with nausea or heart burn.
You symptoms sound like like may have hyperacidity, ulcer/reflrux.
If it is recurring problem you need to have a physical with more detailed history. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of stomach cramps and pain that would last 40 days and has occurred 3 times now in 10 years with clear bloodwork and ultra sound? And never hurts through the night when sleeping.

What would be the cause of stomach cramps and pain that would last 40 days and has occurred 3 times now in 10 years with clear bloodwork and ultra sound? And never hurts through the night when sleeping.

Hard to tell: Any association with change in bowl movement or association with certain type of food or hunger? May need full examination and may need endoscopic or stool analysis or and radiologic examination ...Read more

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I been feeling stomach pain like it feel bloated nd grumbling a lot at night and I'm not hungry I can't even sleep at night been having a little bit of Cramps pain?

Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed. Although this could be an irritable bowel syndrome, other causes such as gastritis, gluten or lactose intolerance are possibilities. If your symptoms persist, see a gastroenterologist for evaluation and appropriate tests and treatment will be ordered. In the meantime try to see if specific foods bring on symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause stomach cramps for 3 days now that is relieved temporarily after eating and lying down? No throwing up or diarehea.

What would cause stomach cramps for 3 days now that is relieved temporarily after eating and lying down? No throwing up or diarehea.

Gastritis? Ulcer?: Stomach pain or cramps would be located in area of upper mid abdomen. Pain relieved by food makes may be one of the two above. Some causes are one of a combo of stress, highly spicy foods, excess coffee, anti-inflammatory drug...Food neutralizes stomach acid, as do anti-acid drugs. Lying down perhaps helps relax. If reducing exacerbating factors doesn't resolve the cramps, gp or GI evaluation. ...Read more

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Cramps in stomach mainly in the morning made worst by caffeine and relieved by lying down. All blood test, ultra sound and h pylori test normal.?

Cramps in stomach mainly in the morning made worst by caffeine and relieved by lying down. All blood test, ultra sound and h pylori test normal.?

Possibly stress.: This sounds like a general symptom that might be associated with stress or anxiety, possibly from the tests just done. If the tests were not done, I would have suggested a possible stomach ulcer. I would say relaxation, less caffeine, a bland diet (milk, vegetables), and rest should help a lot. If not, go back to your doctor, and get checked again. ...Read more

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I am 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant today. Experiencing some cramping in lower abdomen during day and @ night when asleep. Is this normal?

I am 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant today. Experiencing some cramping in lower abdomen during day and @ night when asleep. Is this normal?

Hard to say: Your pregnancy is a very unique experience. Every woman has different feelings and we dr's should respect how you are affected. I often defer to your mother (because she knows you) to gauge these sensations. To have some discomfort-even early in the pregnancy-may be O.K. But if you think the sensation is abnormal a discussion with your ob-gyn is called for. ...Read more

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Nausea, upper/lower stomach pain and cramping mostly at night for the last 3 days. Starts late afternoon and goes until I can fall asleep?

Nausea, upper/lower stomach pain and cramping mostly at night for the last 3 days. Starts late afternoon and goes until I can fall asleep?

Menstrl crmp/integes: I am sorry to hear about your Nausea and cramping. Unfortunately without the ability to ask you further questions it is difficult to say what you might have. This can be anything from menstrual cramps, gastro intestinal integestion, to influenza. If you continue to experience these symptoms you could speak with your physician. ...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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Hi Doctor I had a c-section 2 and half months back I had few questions. Can I sleep on tummy now? Can I do all type of work? I still feel like some hard dot like points my insissors it ok? Some times I get very mild pain in my lower obdomen is this norm

Hi Doctor I had a c-section 2 and half months back I had few questions. Can I sleep on tummy now? Can I do all type of work? I still feel like some hard dot like points my insissors it ok? Some times I get very mild pain in my lower obdomen is this norm

Yes it is ok: You can sleep on your tummy and do all kind of work. It is hard to say what the hard dot like points. After 2and half months you should have no pain. I will advice that you have the hard dot like points and your concern about pain in your abdomen checked to be sure. Good luck ...Read more

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My right shoulder frequently pops out of place (even when I sleep) it is easy to get back in but it keeps popping back out. It causes mild pain. Why?

My right shoulder frequently pops out of place (even when I sleep) it is easy to get back in but it keeps popping back out. It causes mild pain. Why?

See your doctor: Please see your internist or an orthopedic surgeon. This is not really a sleep disorder. Some people easily dislocate their shoulders and it often can keep happening, so please have it checked out. ...Read more

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Cramping stabbing pain in my whole "stomach" (under sternum to lower abdomen). If I tried to eat, it would get worse. Laying down helped minorly.

Cramping stabbing pain in my whole "stomach" (under sternum to lower abdomen). If I tried to eat, it would get worse. Laying down helped minorly.

Acid reflux?: If you have heartburn and if the pain is worse after spicy food/ coffee/ alcohol it is likely to get better with staying away from above food/ drinks and use of pepcid (or nexium (esomeprazole), etc). ...Read more

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Cramps and sharp pains in the lower/upper abdominal area pains come when sitting and when lying down what could be causing this?

Cramps and sharp pains in the lower/upper abdominal area pains come when sitting and when lying down what could be causing this?

Abdominal pain: You may be having spastic bowel /IBS. But make sure this symptoms did not happen after you started taking metformin. With the limited information this what I think, definitely I encourage you to consult your doctor and have yourself examined. ...Read more

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I have pain in my stomach just bellow my rib cage after lying down to go to bed and am unble to sleep?

I have pain in my stomach just bellow my rib cage after lying down to go to bed and am unble to sleep?

Needs emergency care: Pain as serious as you describe (keeps you up at night) in a >55 year old male needs emergency evaluation and care. It may just be gas...But it could be something of quite a bit more concerning. Go to your doctor or to the er for assessment and treatment now please. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experienced menstrual cramps when lying down to sleep which subside upon sitting up?

Is it possible to experienced menstrual cramps when lying down to sleep which subside upon sitting up?

Yes: Cramps can be unpredictable. Unfortunately they can sometimes be affected by changes in body position, actuvity level, food, temperature, fatigue/stress, weather, etc. Those symptoms do not make me think of anything particularly dangerous. ...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