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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps is also known as Cramping abdominal pain. 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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Bad stomach cramps right above the belly button, chest pain in my left side. Heart burn or heart attack?

UNLIKELY HEART ATTAC: It is more likely to be gastroesophageal refluxwith or withot esophagitis.But there is possibility of chest pain related to heart, or pulmonary cause, or costochondritis you need to have it checked asap by your doctor with exam and ekg, and may or may not need endoscopy or a trial of acid suppression therapy depending on what your doctor feels it can be. ...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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I have strong stomach cramps for 4 days above belly button area but all across bowels are fine what could it be?

I have strong stomach cramps for 4 days above belly button area but all across bowels are fine what could it be?

Gall Bladder: could be gall bladder, kidney stones, stomach issue (ie ulcer), or more. Does eating certain foods affect it ? Is it relieved by turning or twisting one direction vs the other ? Any painful urination, or dark urine ? MAy need evaluation.. Please see your Dr.. ...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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I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed.I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should i

I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed.I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should i

You need your doctor: Clearly something is wrong and needs medical attention. Please avoid taking medication for your bowel without your doctor's recommendation. You may be making things worse. Please see your doctor right away. You don't have a diagnosis and you need to find out what is wrong before taking medication without medical recommendations. ...Read more

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Im having period pains when im not having a period, my stomach bellow naval keeps having cramps and above belly button also. Preg. Test was negative.

Im having period pains when im not having a period, my stomach bellow naval keeps having cramps and above belly button also. Preg. Test was negative.

Good question, but..: The differential diagnosis for your problem is broad, ; lots of negative tests don't always add up to mean "nothing is wrong." it is possible you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). When you refer to healthtap about ibs appreciate that it is a symptom complex often associated with abdominal cramping. Relief is available after definite diagnosis which depends on age, comorbidities, ; more tests. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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