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Occasional stomach cramps with gas pains and reduced appetite are symptoms of appendicitis?

Occasional stomach cramps with gas pains and reduced appetite are symptoms of appendicitis?

Appendicitis: No actually not! appendicitis is an acute progressive condition that ends up in surgery or death. While there may be a condition of chronic appendicitis its hard to prove. The possibilities of the symptoms you listed can be everything from gastritis to gallstones to gastroenteritis. This should prompt you to see a doctor when you can! ...Read more

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more


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What can cause black tarry stool with occasional sharp stomach cramps?

What can cause black tarry stool with occasional sharp stomach cramps?

Ulcer: Possible ulcer. Stop any Aspirin or motrin-like products and consult your doctor. May prescribe a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec while awaiting referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps occasionally loose soft oily green stool with mucus some bright blood barely visible in mucus started 6 days ago bm 2-3 daily?

Stomach cramps occasionally loose soft oily green stool with mucus some bright blood barely visible in mucus started 6 days ago   bm 2-3 daily?

Stomach flu?: You may be having a viral gastroenteritis in your locale. 2-3 stools/day are not enough to get dehydrated; so, just treat your symptoms, drink plenty fluids, eat foods that are well-tolerated, use good hand-washing hygiene, and allow a few more days for it to clear. If not improved in another week, then get back to us or see a clinician locally. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I've had random nausea/vomitting and burping for the last few days. I have had stomach cramps occasionally. Also been lightheaded?

I've had random nausea/vomitting and burping for the last few days.  I have had stomach cramps occasionally. Also been lightheaded?

Pregnancy test: Hello, if you are currently sexually active, please check a urine pregnancy test. If that is negative then we need to worry about G.I. causes. ...Read more

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I had the stomach flu for about a week ago, all symptoms are gone, however, I would get stomach cramps and chills occasionally. Should I go to a doc?

I had the stomach flu for about a week ago, all symptoms are gone, however, I would get stomach cramps and chills occasionally. Should I go to a doc?

Maybe not: As long as you are continuing to improve I don't think you need to go to the doctor. Sometimes it takes a few weeks for the gut to get back to normal. ...Read more

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What causes stomach cramps?

What causes stomach cramps?

Food poisoning: You may have eaten something that has caused food poisoning. Under cooked chicken, lettuce from a salad bar, or poorly prepaed green beans. Often it is caused by a virus that causes an infection in your stomach. If you are vomiting alot and /or have diarrhea, you may need to see a doctor to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Can men get stomach cramps?

Can men get stomach cramps?

Stomach cramps: Absolutely ! Cramping in your stomach is due to your intestines responding to stimulation which can be due to a variety of different things with most of them being self limiting ...Read more

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How long do stomach cramps last?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the abdominal pain. If this is a chronic problem, it should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more