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What can cause a tight cramping in the stomach a couple of hours after sex?

What can cause a tight cramping in the stomach a couple of hours after sex?

Muscle spasms: Sometimes you can get some muscle crampiing from intercourse, especially when certain muscles are used/overused during intercourse. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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The tip of my stomach feels really tight as if theres a cramp and it make me feel kindof bloated and hurts when pressing on it ..Whats wrong?

The tip of my stomach feels really tight as if theres a cramp and it make me feel kindof bloated and hurts when pressing on it ..Whats wrong?

Hernia: It sounds as if you may have what's called a ventral hernia, which basically means a defect in your abdominal wall through which your organs can start to protrude, which can lead to pain and bloating sensations. See a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I just drank some water (not very much), and am experiencing really tight, cramp like pain in my stomach. Why is this and can i stop it?

Water: drinking water may activate accumulated stomach acid causing pain.this is especially true on an empty stomach and first thing in the morning. It might be best to eat something solid before drinking ...Read more

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I have no gallbladder , i still have lots of discomfort. I'm very edgy, my stomach hurts a lot. I cramp in my back because a disk is slightly bulging .

I have no gallbladder , i still have lots of discomfort. I'm very edgy, my stomach hurts a lot. I cramp in my back because a disk is slightly bulging .

Consult GI doctor: There are many reasons for upper abdominal discomfort. Some are serious and some are not. The absence of your gallbladder rules out some but not all potentially serious disorders. I strongly suggest GI evaluation if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Today I had on sum blue jeans and they were kind if tight on my stomach and when I went to use the restroom I was spotting but no cramps ?

Today I had on sum blue jeans and they were kind if tight on my stomach and when I went to use the restroom I was spotting but no cramps ?

The important: questions here are: have you been sexually active & have you missed your period. If yes to both - then go ahead and take a home pregnancy test at this time. If this is when you anticipate your period to start- you could have distention from upcoming menses . ...Read more

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My husband had a cramp in stomach 2 weeks ago now his belly button is bulging he has fever and redness around it and is in sever pain. ?

My husband had a cramp in stomach 2 weeks ago now his belly button is bulging he has fever and redness around it and is in sever pain. ?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds quite serious and there should be no delay in seeking medical attention. There is no way to tell whether this is coming from within the abdominal cavity or the pain is due to skin or facial plane infection, but in any event this needs immediate evaluation and care. Good luck. ...Read more

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31 weeks pregnant while laying on my left side I get a tighten little cramp on the side of stomach & all around why?

31 weeks pregnant while laying on my left side I get a tighten little cramp on the side of stomach & all around why?

Pressure: By 31 weeks your uterus is large enough to cause some "space issues". Is shifts around a little in your abdomen depending on your body position,It can press on blood vessels and bowel as well as tug on its own supporting ligaments which can result in cramp and discomfort. ...Read more

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I been cramping since yesterday and now im feeling tighten in ny stomach today and my period is due tomorrow is this an early sign of pregnancy?

I been cramping since yesterday and now im feeling tighten in ny stomach today and my period is due tomorrow is this an early sign of pregnancy?

Hard to tell...: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. If needed, a pregnancy test is accurate if done correctly after a missed period. ...Read more

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I have had frequent loose bm, painful cramps, severe bloating of the upper abdomen, and right side back pain for five weeks. Advice?

I have had frequent loose bm, painful cramps, severe bloating of the upper abdomen, and right side back pain for five weeks. Advice?

See a doctor...: The duration of your symptoms is longer than expected for common causes like stomach flu, gastroenteritis or food poisoning. I suggest seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist for an evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Past week my stomach has been very upset w/severe cramping in abdomen. Im constantly going the bathroom having soft stools. What could be wrong?

Past week my stomach has been very upset w/severe cramping in abdomen. Im constantly going the bathroom having soft stools. What could be wrong?

Lots: Could be viral infection, bacterial infection, parasite, med reaction, excess coffee, alcohol, hormone/menstrual, irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel, other. Fever? Bleeding? Weight loss? Nausea? Rash? Joint/eye pain?
See doc asap. If not, fluids, bland diet, and see your doc. ...Read more

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Cold sweats, shivering, bad cramps in stomach, abdomen, back, chest and severe nausea? This woke me at 3am in the morning. What is this?

Cold sweats, shivering, bad cramps in stomach, abdomen, back, chest and severe nausea? This woke me at 3am in the morning. What is this?

Woken at 3 a.m.: If those symptoms are still present you need to go to the nearest emergency room as soon as you can.

Hopefully your problems may be easy to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Severe stomach cramp gone after eating Starts as dull, worsens Entire abdomen sunken in when this happens Happens 1-2 times yearly changes in stools?

Severe stomach cramp gone after eating
Starts as dull, worsens
Entire abdomen sunken in when this happens
Happens 1-2 times yearly
changes in stools?

Abdominal pain/eatin: May be gallbladder ,stones or biliary spasm. may be gastritis but that is more frequent once the pain starts. Could be panceas as well. Consider ultrasound, HIDA scan possible Endoscopy . Monitor food you are eating as may be food intolerance if after a particular food. Would follow up w/ doc ...Read more

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I am experiencing nausea (severity: moderate) , stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen) , back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , ...

I am experiencing  nausea (severity: moderate) , stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen) , back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , ...

Could be anything...: 18 year old female with nausea, lower abdominal cramps & severe back pain on both side. One does not say if Fever is present or not. Could be anything from Infection/Inflammation of the Kidneys/ Urinary system to Ovaries/ tubes & Reproductive system or even Digestive System including simple indigestion to appendicitis, if still present. Best to see M.D. for Dx/mgt. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen) and nausea (severity: moderate) . The following also describe me: Passing gas, Stomach upset, Appetite changes, and Severe vomiting. What should I do?

I am experiencing  stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen)  and nausea (severity: moderate) . The following also describe me: Passing gas, Stomach upset, Appetite changes, and Severe vomiting. What should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Lower abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones, kidney stones, or gastroenteritis can also cause pain. One's primary care doctor or Emergency Room can evaluate, plus do a pregnancy test if needed. ...Read more

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Hi I'm currently getting non stop severe pains in my upper abdominal area, like a stomach cramp. Is there anyway you can recognise what this is ?

See your doctor: Pain in the abdomen can be caused by many things. There is no way to say for sure without a more detailed evaluation.
I recommend seeing a doctor. Your doctor will need much more detailed information and a physical exam to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 3/13/2015 every since then daily have severe cramps and bloating makes my belly feel tight. and underwear is wet and clear when i wipe?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 3/13/2015 every since then daily have severe cramps and bloating makes my belly feel tight. and underwear is wet and clear when i wipe?

Withdrawal effect?: It's quite possible your symptoms are a result of hormonal changes due to Mirena (levonorgestrel) withdrawal. Having said that, it's very important that you first consult your gynecologist to make sure there are no other reasons for your symptoms. The following site may be helpful http://bit.ly/1vlj5cr Be cautious about purchasing any "Mirena (levonorgestrel) Detox" guides. If they really wanted to help you they wouldn't charge!! ...Read more

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Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?

Constant loud stomach noises, abdominal cramping, occasional severe diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, excessive mucus, acid reflux, frequent gas?

Intestine: You are having a problem somewhere in your intestine and it needs to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Don't wait on this. Call for an appt. If it has been going on a long time, you may need to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have extreme exhaustion and cramping in my upper abdomen and no appetite, any suggestions?

I have extreme exhaustion and cramping in my upper abdomen and no appetite, any suggestions?

Needs evaluation: It is hard to pinpoint what is the underlying cause for these symptoms. It is important to see a physician to get it checked out. After a detailed history and physical examination, blood tests to check for anemia, diabetes, thyroid disease, helicobacter pylori, celiac disease will be helpful. If necessary, additional tests - endoscopy and a scan may be needed. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen into the ribs?

Many things: Anything from gas to ulcers can cause these feelings. If you're able to keep fluids down and not have a high fever, things should be fine. If symptoms worsen, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is cramping in your mid to upper abdomen normal with a UTI?

Abdominal pain: that pain is atypical of a UTI (I think you mean a cystitis rather than pyelonephritis)-- the former usually afflicts the suprapubic/lower abdomen area ...Read more

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I have a cramping/pulsing feeling that hurts in upper abdomen?

I have a cramping/pulsing feeling that hurts in upper abdomen?

Need evaluation: Anatomically, the upper abdomen includes: spleen, pancreas, stomach, descending duodenum, mid colon & flexures, associated vessels & aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, & lower chest are pretty close by. Many of these organs & areas "refer" pain to the back. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis & treatment--please see your doctor next. ...Read more

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I think there is a bulge in my upper abdomen. I often belch and I have gas. What are the possible causes?

Abdominal: Wall hernia comes to mind. But there are 100's of causes of belching and gas, such as gerd, gastritis, gallstones. Have your doctor check you over. ...Read more

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Gas n tightness in the Upper abdomen especially the upper left part... Almost similar to the gallstone gas problem I once had except there is no pain.

Gas: Gas entrapment in the colon where it takes a turn can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup in the stomach. If you can't pinpoint offending foods or continue to have frequent abdominal discomfort, see your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Im having occasional tightness and burning right in the middle of my upper abdomen.. Should i be concerned?

Im having occasional tightness and burning right in the middle of my upper abdomen.. Should i be concerned?

Maybe...: If you're indicating your epigastrium (just below the ribs in the midline), then you may have peptic disease (e.G ulcer, gerd, reflux) or contractions or delayed emptying of the gut in that location (stomach, mid-colon). Less likely (& appropriate to symptom duration, intensity, timing, risks) your gallbladder or pancreas may be sick. Best to get checked. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen up into the ribs?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen upto the ribs?

What are the causes of stiffness and tightness in the entire upper abdomen upto the ribs?

See below: This potentially dangerous problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...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