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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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For the past few days I've had diarrhoea, nausea, occasional stomach cramps, heartburn and feeling fatigued. do you know what It could be?

For the past few days I've had diarrhoea, nausea, occasional stomach cramps, heartburn and feeling fatigued. do you know what It could be?

Virus: The symptoms you describe sounds to be a viral illness. Food poisoning is also a possibility. These symptoms could last up to 5 days or slightly longer. If the symptoms are lasting more then a week and not improving at all I would recommend seeing a physician. I also would seek medical attention if you start running high fevers or become dehydrated. Good luck ...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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Stopped taking bc 65 days ago. No period since, have been having occasional mild abdominal cramps a few days a week for 3 weeks. 25yo. Normal? Why?

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Stopped taking bc 65 days ago. No period since, have been having occasional mild abdominal cramps a few days a week for 3 weeks. 25yo. Normal? Why?

Anovulation: You may not have ovulated yet. If you had normal regular interval periods before birth control pills, see your doctor. If you don't bleed next month your doctor can see if you'll bleed with 5 to 10 days of Progesterone pills. He or she can go into more details. Best wishes. ...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

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How do i relieve stomach cramps?

How do i relieve stomach cramps?

Need more info: "Stomach" cramps may be from strong muscular contractions of stomach, intestine, gall bladder, ureter or uterus. The location and cause of the cramps needs to be determined to address the proper treatment. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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How do I alleviate stomach cramps?

How do I alleviate stomach cramps?

Depends on cause: This is difficult to answer because stomach cramps can represent pain from any internal abdominal organ, not just the stomach. If you have fever, tenderness to the touch, vomiting, or severe constipation call a doctor. Otherwise, low tech remedies include light exercise, heat, massage, stretching, and breathing. Otc aspirin+caffeine if menses related, otherwise simethicone, peptobismol or laxative. ...Read more

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Male with stomach cramps for weeks?

Male with stomach cramps for weeks?

So many causes: Impossible to give an answer without more info: age, other medical issues, current medications, travel, etc. However red flags are weight loss, night time symptoms, blood in stool or vomit, fevers, severe pain that lasts for more then 1 hour. See a md to get this evaluated; it could be nothing or something more serious. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps and increased bms. Why?

Stomach cramps and increased bms. Why?

See your PCP: Recent studies showed an increased likelihood of gastrointestinal conditions and BMS, but the exact etiology of BMS remains unknown. There is no cure for BMS. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and management GI problems and BMS. ...Read more

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Hi, can ciprogen cause stomach cramps?

Very rare: Ciprogen (ciprofloxacin U.S.) can create a severe intestinal condition. If you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping inform your physician immediately. ...Read more

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What can I take severe stomach cramps?

Eval: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s >>>. ...Read more

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I have stomach cramps and scared to eat?

I have stomach cramps and scared to eat?

Elaborate?: Abdominal pain can be due to many reasons... Probably don't eat solids until you're feeling better. Try to stay hydrated; stick with clear liquids for now. If you get worse or aren't improving, consider going to the ed. ...Read more

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Wondering what to do with stomach cramps?

Wondering what to do with stomach cramps?

Depends: The symptom u describe is vague. More info is needed . Full history and physical , labs , xrays , stool samples, endoscopy , etc may be needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

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