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Doctor insights on: Severe Stomach Cramps Long Distance Running

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Hi, why do I suffer from stomach cramps after running, even ghough i'm well hydrated before, during and after excercise?

Hi, why do I suffer from stomach cramps after running, even ghough i'm well hydrated before, during and after excercise?

Well, it depends: On what u mean by stomach cramps. Is it gastrointestinal or in the muscles. Lactic acid is a by product from the muscles that builds during exertion and initiates muscle pain and spasm. Though hydration is important, it must be done with a slow increase in conditioning. Over time the muscles clear this more effectively. If conditioned and just started, perhaps a better answer will come. ...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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Do raspberries cause severe stomach cramps?

Do raspberries cause severe stomach cramps?

Should not: Unless you have a sensitivity or allergy that causes a GI upset from raspberry consumption, they usually do not cause these problems. ...Read more

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Could diverticulosis cause severe stomach cramps?

Could diverticulosis cause severe stomach cramps?

Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps along with fever and diarrhea. If your symptoms are in between these two extremes, then maybe something else is causing them. ...Read more

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What's causing my severe back pain and stomach cramps?

What's causing my severe back pain and stomach cramps?

Constipation/ gas: Constipation, gas simply can cause it. For safe dealing- see pmd get checked out. ...Read more

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It hurts my stomach feel chills and pangs in my stomach cramps or severe pain?I was eating hot wings

It hurts my stomach feel chills and pangs in my stomach cramps or severe pain?I was eating hot wings

Try antacids: Get a liquid antacid like maalox or mylanta and follow the directions. You might also want to try diluting whatever it is irritating your stomach with skim mild or water. Don't take any more Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen) which could irritate the stomach more. You may want to opt for the mild wings next time. If stomach pain and other symptoms don't resolve with antacid you need to talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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How long do stomach cramps last?

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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I'm having palpations and severe stomach cramps. What is causing this?

See a doctor: They may or may not be related. Many things can cause palpitations, often benign. Caffeine, stress, thyroid problems. Some may be serious, if associated with chest pain or shortness of breath or fainting. With severe stomach cramps as well, you should have an evaluation and find out what is the cause.. ...Read more

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How long does stomach cramps after eating frozen yogurt last?

How long does stomach cramps after eating frozen yogurt last?

Frozen yogurt: might cause cramps from the COLD itself and a sensitive gastro-colic reflex (Reflex after eating "preparing" the bowels for intake)...This effect should not last for more than a few minutes..Prolonged cramps could indicate Lactose deficiency... Just "thoughts' Hope they help! Dr Z ...Read more