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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Stomach Cramps (Overview)

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


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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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Dr. Chevies Newman
316 doctors shared insights

Stomach Cramps (Overview)

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


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What does clear poop and stomach cramps mean? Help. Stomach cramps on a regular basis for the last few days. Started pooping clear, spray like, poop this evening, comes unexpectedly, uncontrollably. What should I do?

What does clear poop and stomach cramps mean? Help. Stomach cramps on a regular basis for the last few days.  Started pooping clear, spray like, poop this evening, comes unexpectedly, uncontrollably.  What should I do?

Hello. : Hello. Sounds like you are having excessive peristalsis (motility) of your gut which is probably the cause for both your liquid bowel movements and your cramping. There is a good chance that you could have gastroenteritis. You need to drink lots of water to try to keep up with your fluid losses. If despite attempts to stay hydrated, you start feeling dizzy, weak, lightheaded (especially when getting up) or your heart is beating really fast, then you will probably need to go to the er to get intravenous hydration. In terms of the pooping, you might need to stick close to the toilet. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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How can I treat stomach cramps/pain from low potassium?

How can I treat stomach cramps/pain from low potassium?

?: Stomach cramps don't cause low potassium but diarrhea causes low potassium - you may have the cart before the horse! ...Read more

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Is it easy to treat severe stomach cramps?

Is it easy to treat severe 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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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
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Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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Can stomach cramps occur after you have radiation treatment?

Can stomach cramps occur after you have radiation treatment?

Yes: Certainly during and shortly after radiation treatment to the abdomen, the bowel can be irritable and this would be felt as cramps. However, many other situations might also cause abdominal crampy pain during radiation, so it would be wise to talk to your doctor about any pain like this that lasts more than a few hours, especially if it is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fever or bleeding. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure stomach cramps from food borne illnesses?

What can be done to cure stomach cramps from food borne illnesses?

Address the cause: There are many different causes of food borne illness, such as bacterial toxins, chemical toxins, viral, bacterial and parasitic infections etc. Each cause needs its own treatment. ...Read more