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Hot sauce and spicy food give me stomach cramps. Is that common?

Hot sauce and spicy food give me stomach cramps. Is that common?

Individual variation: Different people do react differently to various foods. It would be prudent to avoid foods that give you trouble rather than taking medication to counteract the undesirable effects of some foods. ...Read more

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How do you relieve stomach cramps from bad food?

How do you relieve stomach cramps from bad food?

Depends: Not sure what bad food means but usually ant acids and gas relievers such as gas-x help. But if these measures don't work along with avoidance of the "bad food" then a thorough GI work up by your doctor may be needed. ...Read more

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Can certain foods give you bad stomach cramps?

Can certain foods give you bad stomach cramps?

Yes, but: The gut and the particular foods that can cause cramps varies enormously for individuas. And for the state o the food at the time it is eaten. I believe that the style of eating is the key to prevent stomache cramps. Select good quality foods, prepare them well, sit in a relaxed settng, w people you are comfortable with, eat slowly, chew the food very well, drink some fluid every few bites. ...Read more

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What to do for stomach cramps when the food is associated with salmonella?

What to do for stomach cramps when the food is associated with salmonella?

Hot water bottle: Can lessen the cramps associated with bacterial diarrhea. It is not a good idea to use Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) or other drugs to slow down the diarrhea which can make the disease worse. ...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

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Is there foods that help stomach cramps on your time of the month?

Is there foods that help stomach cramps on your time of the month?

Not stomach cramps: The abdominal discomfort you experience during your menstrual periods does not generally emanate from your stomach, but is rather due to uterine pains. Food is very unlikely to influence this. ...Read more

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What to do about stomach cramps from a food that was just recalled?

See your doctor: A full history and physical along with labs, xray, stool samples etc may be neccessary. ...Read more

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After a week without hardly eating, I'm slowly intaking bland foods, will that cause me to have stomach cramps because my stomach is not use to foods?

After a week without hardly eating, I'm slowly intaking bland foods, will that cause me to have stomach cramps because my stomach is not use to foods?

Hydrate, hydrate 1st: We don't have enough information to know why you're not eating, or don't eat. So the safest route is to always to be hydrated, Especially with your history of gastroesophageal reflux disease, because if you haven't eaten for about a week, and are introducing bland food, you really need to also be hydrated during/between your bouts of not eating. Please discuss this with your PCP, your doctor. ...Read more

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I have gerd and over ate food I wasent supposed to be eating. Days later this an still suffering from it, stomach cramps, SOB. How long till itclear?

I have gerd and over ate food I wasent supposed to be eating. Days later this an still suffering from it, stomach cramps, SOB. How long till itclear?

GERD: It can take many days to weeks to recover from eating poorly. Have you spoken to your MD about what food to avoid: are you gluten free & on a low carb diet? This will help you heal faster & not get these symptoms. Drink plenty of water & stick with eating plenty of green leafy veggies, and low-inflammatory foods. Consult with us if you have further questions. ...Read more

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I had food poison and now I have a gas taste and stomach cramps. Is this normal?

Possible: Food poisoning affects your stomach and your guts causing disturbance in their function. So, your symptoms are not out of the ordinary to have after food poisoning. ...Read more

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What can cause severe stomach cramps after eating fast food?

What can cause severe stomach cramps after eating fast food?

Fast food hurts gut: Fast food is notorious for being low in fiber & generally high in calories from concentrated sweets & fat. Fats delay stomach emptying & promote reflux. Dietary fats also promote release of cck & substance y which alters gut sensitivity, contracts the gallbladder, & prompts the "ileal brake" which in predisposed patients causes bloating & fullness. Choose instead salads, fruits, & whole grains. ...Read more

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Been eating street food. I also have bad stomach cramps. Is it likely gastroenteritis?

Been eating street food. I also have bad stomach cramps. Is it likely gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis: Symptoms of gastroenteritis are nausea, vomoting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps and fever sometimes. If you just have cramps in abdomen it is not gastroenteritis, it could be gastritis or somethig else, if it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Very nauseous, stomach cramps, cants stand the smells of some foods now it makes me feel even worse. Unprotected sex 2weeks ago weird cravings?

Very nauseous, stomach cramps, cants stand the smells of some foods now it makes me feel even worse. Unprotected sex 2weeks ago weird cravings?

Likely intestinal: To have nausea, stomach cramps and odors causing nausea could possibly be pregnancy. If you are late for a period check a pregnancy test. It is also quite possibly an intestinal problem such as an infection or indigestion. ...Read more

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I do feel hungry, but get nauseous every time I try to eat so I can never finish food. I sometimes get stomach cramps too. It's been months. I'm not preg?

I do feel hungry, but get nauseous every time I try to eat so I can never finish food. I sometimes get stomach cramps too. It's been months. I'm not preg?

Peptic ulcers: It sounds like you are suffering from peptic ulcer disease ie excessive acid production. The risk factors for this are : Stress, Alcohol, Fizzy drinks, Spicy food, Coffee. Anti-inflammatory meds. You need to minimise these risk factors and then consider anti-acid meds. ...Read more

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Started 3days ago first day had diarhea with awful burbs second day was fine third again daihrea with stomach cramps and stool is undigest food lumps?

Started 3days ago first day had diarhea with awful burbs second day was fine third again daihrea with stomach cramps and stool is undigest food lumps?

Sit tight: How many & how frequent are your stools? Dehydration is the most important health risk. Have you had fever, recent diet change, other family members also sick? It may just clear on its own, but discuss this with your primary medical provider or specialist if not better on 48hours. ...Read more

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I am getting back ache and stomach cramps after eating food. What does this sound like?

I am getting back ache and stomach cramps after eating food. What does this sound like?

Foods that hurt gut: Fast food is notorious for being low in fiber & generally high in calories from concentrated sweets & fat. Fats delay stomach emptying & promote reflux. Dietary fats also promote release of cck & substance y which alters gut sensitivity, contracts the gallbladder, & prompts the "ileal brake" which in predisposed patients causes bloating & fullness. Choose instead salads, fruits, & whole grains. ...Read more

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Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that don't go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that don't go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

It can: IBS may cause all these symptoms, but lactose and gluten intolerance should also be considered. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and also give you dietary advice. ...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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My boyfriend is experiencing stomach cramps. What can he do?

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My boyfriend is experiencing stomach cramps. What can he do?

Maalox: May try 2 tablespoon of maalox. If no relief may want to discuss visiting your physician. ...Read more

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I recently have stomach cramps if I lay on my side stomach or back why?

I recently have stomach cramps if I lay on my side stomach or back why?

Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal crampy discomfort is addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

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Why am I having such bad stomach cramps?

Try Zantac (ranitidine): Zantac (ranitidine) 150 bid/ omeprazol 20mg, try. If not get checked for h pylori. Constipation, gastritis are other consideration. ...Read more

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What to take for stomach cramps on a trip?

What to take for stomach cramps on a trip?

Depends on cause: Without more information about your symptoms and exposure can't really target a therapy. Can try ant acids, pepto, gas-x but this is simply treating symptims without knowing the cause. ...Read more

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