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Stomach cramps right below belly button for three days. What could be the reason?

Stomach cramps right below belly button for three days. What could be the reason?

Menses cause cramps: And woman's menstrual cycle usually causes cramps if these are severe new or different or you have fever then seek medical attention promptly if there's fever drainage or they do not go away after five days ...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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4_5 soft stools daily since teenaged, now I am 36. Worse when traveling or stressed. How to cure, sometimes along with stomach cramps. What is the reason.

4_5 soft stools daily since teenaged, now I am 36. Worse when traveling or stressed. How to cure, sometimes along with stomach cramps. What is the reason.

IBS: You likely have irritable bowel syndrome, given the length of symptoms and the absence of any alarm signs such as bleeding, fever or weight loss. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and he/she can help you with the problem. ...Read more

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Did my sonography doctor showed me the heartbeat. But I still hav stomach cramping and back pain what could be the reason??

Did my sonography doctor showed me the heartbeat. But I still hav stomach cramping and back pain what could be the reason??

Abdominal pain: Differential diagnosis of stomach cramping and back pain is rather wide. If the symptoms are occurring together, the one organ that this may point to is the pancreas. It sits deep in the abdominal cavity and can cause pain. While an abdominal US would be the initial diagnostic test after a physical exam, if it is unrevealing, a CT scan (1st non-contrast) may be undertaken to look for pathology. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sore breasts and itchy nipples of flutters in the abdomen n cramping since I'm on the implanon over a year what is the reason.

What is the cause of sore breasts and itchy nipples of flutters in the abdomen n cramping since I'm on the implanon over a year what is the reason.

Nexplanon: Nexplanon contains only Progesterone. Breast tenderness is not a common side effect of Progesterone only methods. I would investigate other causes. Common causes of breast tenderness include weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, hormonal fluctuations, ill fitting bras and changes in exercise pattens. A breast exam is the next step. ...Read more

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Hi akash (M), age 22.Problem is whatever I eat after that my stomach gets bloated n start passing gas several times. Why it happen? Reason + tips to cure

Hi akash (M), age 22.Problem is whatever I eat after that my stomach gets bloated n start passing gas several times. Why it happen? Reason + tips to cure

Gas and bloating: Gas & bloating after eating can be due to different causes, depending on the circumstances. Food intolerances are a common cause, example: lactase deficiency, in which lactose (milk sugar) is not absorbed (enzyme to digest it missing), so bacteria in the gut consume it & produce gas as a waste product. Avoidance of offending food or (in this case) lactase pills prior to dairy helps. I'm out of space ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain/cramps in my lower abdominal and have trouble passing gas as it hurts when I try to squeeze the gas out. Is this a serious issue?

I have a sharp pain/cramps in my lower abdominal and have trouble passing gas as it hurts when I try to squeeze the gas out. Is this a serious issue?

Don't squeeze.: Lower abdominal cramping pain may be caused by multiple medicl. Gyn, and urological issues. I strongly suggest a comprehensive phsical examination to include blood and urine testing. Do not squeeze! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps and a gassy stomach for a few days after sex?

Is it normal to have cramps and a gassy stomach for a few days after sex?

Depends?: Does this occur every time or just this time? Penis to vagina sex only, or oral or rectal sex? All this factors into the answer. Oral sex with blowing into the vagina can result in sever abdominal pain. Rectal sex can result in abdominal pain, possible infection from minor to major. With normal penis to vaginal sex there shouldn't be the problems described. Psychological problems can also exist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing passing gas and stomach cramps.

I am experiencing passing gas and stomach cramps.

Gassy & crampy: Feeling gassy/crampy may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps. The following also describes me: Passing gas. What should I do?

I am experiencing stomach cramps. The following also describes me: Passing gas. What should I do?

Watch your diet: To start I would watch your diet. Some foods are known to cause bloating and gas (dairy, cabbage, etc.) and for some individuals it can be other specific foods. If symptoms persist I would work with your doctor to see if there is something going on medically that might be treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the possible reason for slightly big stomatch after ten (10) days of embryo transfer and occasional cramp?

What is the possible reason for slightly big stomatch after ten (10) days of embryo transfer and occasional cramp?

Post ET: The most likely reason for an increased stomach in and ivf cycle is related to the hormones that you have been given, and the high estrogen levels which cause fluid retention. The cramping can be explained by uterine irritability. If you're 10 days post et hopefully you won't get your period in the next week because you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Reason for increased hunger at night?? And the top part of my stomach gets bloated and I get very gassy what can cause this??

Reason for increased hunger at night?? And the top part of my stomach gets bloated and I get very gassy what can cause this??

Gaseous: Your gaseous discomfort in the stomach may be related to lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot water or applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps to break down the gas and help you pass it. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas build-up. See a gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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6 days post operation, and feeling periods like cramps, abdominal bloating and gassy. What does this indicate?

6 days post operation, and feeling periods like cramps, abdominal bloating and gassy. What does this indicate?

Post op gas: If by dpo, you mean 6 days post op, then it is likely that your bowels are still recovering from the side effects of surgery. Talk to your surgeon, who can advise you on the advancement of your diet. Advancing the diet too quickly can cause this. ...Read more

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Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Extreme flatulence, stomach cramps, acid reflux?

Dietary changes: An alteration of intestinal motility or bacteria.
Dietary factors, such as an increased intake of lactose, fructose, sorbitol, indigestible starches in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and carbonated beverages. Products such as pork, upon digestion, may release trace concentrations of malodorous gases.
Psychological factors. ...Read more

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Two days posted colonoscopy still gassy and having pain cramps in lower abdomen not severe also no bm yet tried to go yesterday mucus with tan blood?

Two days posted colonoscopy still gassy and having pain cramps in lower abdomen not severe also no bm yet tried to go yesterday mucus with tan blood?

Colonoscopy.: It is not unusual to have some gassiness and to not yet have had a bowel movement on the second day after a colonoscopy. However, it is not normal to have any bleeding afterwards. If you are having bleeding, you should call the doctor who did your colonoscopy to discuss it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have internal lower abdomen pain, it goes away at rest but it comes back as soon as I get up, no problem eating or passing gas, what is the reason?

Lower abdominal pain: Right or left? May be internal hernia like spigelian hernia, or even inguinal- any swelling in groin or scrotum? May be from sciatica as well. Appy tends to be more constant, but may be a form of ileitis. rarely may be intermittent torsion or testicle Would follow up today with ER visit or urgent care in case imaging is needed. ...Read more

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I have been feeling a little bloated and gassy the last week or two on and off and some cramping could I have a stomach bug?

I have been feeling a little bloated and gassy the last week or two on and off and some cramping could I have a stomach bug?

See a physician.: You should consult a physician your symptoms can be due to excessive gas or you may have a an infection. Your condition can be diagnosed by a complete physical examination and test if necessary. ...Read more

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What to do about bad abdominal cramping during period? And is it normal to have diarrhoea and be extra gassy/flatulent during your period?

What to do about bad abdominal cramping during period? And is it normal to have diarrhoea and be extra gassy/flatulent during your period?

Common symptoms: Your multiple symptoms are very common, but there are multiple solutions as well. Please see your healthcare provider for some suggestions that are right for you. ...Read more

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I'm passing gas but I haven't use the bathroom in two weeks. My stomach cramp real bad and back hurt. I'm urinate frequently?

Seems like: Severe constipation, but also possible uti. Get to a doctor because 2 weeks is a much too long of a time without any stool. Severe constipation can lead to serious problems. ...Read more

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I have had an upset stomach for almost 5 days, bloating, cramps. A little gassy. No appetite. When I burp it tastes like sulfer. Do I need to see dr?

I have had an upset stomach for almost 5 days, bloating, cramps. A little gassy. No appetite. When I burp it tastes like sulfer. Do I need to see dr?

Probably: If this keeps up any longer and is not relieved by antacids or otc meds which are meant for GI distress would see your doctor and get this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Lot of gas, foul flatulence, bloating, and stomach cramping-not painful, for 2 weeks. Started soy protein 2 weeks ago but quit 7 days ago. 40 yo male?

Lot of gas, foul flatulence, bloating, and stomach cramping-not painful, for 2 weeks. Started soy protein 2 weeks ago but quit 7 days ago. 40 yo male?

Any other new foods?: Splenda (yellow packet, aka sucralose) and sorbitol (in gummy candies), diet candies, prune juice can all cause horrible GI distress. Any other new vitamins or supplements, or meds or other new foods/drinks? If so, stop them. If not, see your doc and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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My 3yr old and I both have had diarhea, cramping and flatulence for almost a week now. Is this a stomach flu? Will it go away on its own?

My 3yr old and I both have had diarhea, cramping and flatulence for almost a week now. Is this a stomach flu? Will it go away on its own?

Diarrhea: You can get rid of the diarrhea faster if you stay off of greasy and fried food. Cut out milk and dairy products as well as cutting out juice. ...Read more

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Would milk cause stomach cramps. Recently have bad stomach pain, no diorreah or vomiting and not gassy. Just pain and very uncomfortable.?

Would milk cause stomach cramps. Recently have bad stomach pain, no diorreah or vomiting and not gassy. Just pain and very uncomfortable.?

Possibly: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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