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Stomach Cramps Before Bowel Movement
Bad stomach cramps. Before & during bowel movement. What scares me is stool shape its many small thin pieces very light colored. All sinks?
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I have been having blue bowel movements for past few days with severe stomach cramps and change in my bowel movements. What could be the cause?
Blue covers a wide area. Black would be typical for ulcer and with pain is a serious condition.
It's hard to get blue.
Prussian blue and methylene blue antidotes or other food dyes. Beets are blue-purple.
sky blue is very unusual and would imply both a dye AND something that makes the stool pale (liver disease for example).
Blue green isn't that unusual and can occur from vegetable matter. ...Read more
I don't have bowel movements as often as I should and when I wipe I have mucous on the paper. I have cramps in the lower stomach and stay nauseated?
What causes stomach cramps, frequent hard bowel movements that are painful and burns my Anus when it comes out?
Constipation +others: The most common cause of what you describe is constipation; it causes cramping from the intestines trying to move the fecal matter downward, and also burning on defecation true to trauma to the anal orifice. Could involve anal tears or hemorrhoids. See your pcp for a stool softener and diet info. ...Read more
I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past 20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps. Is it serious?
Diarrhea: It certain could become serious. You can become dehydrated. Therefore, it is important to drink electroyte containing fluids to replace your fluid loses. ...Read more
Irregular bowel movements maybe 2 to 3 times per week today pain all over abdomen burn or cramp a feeling that my stomach was so full it would explode?
Ibs: Possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome aggravated by certain foods (see fodmap dietary advice), lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. Try to identify whether certain foods cause abdominal distress or irregular bowel activities. To relieve gaseous distension, drink hot water, apply heat to the abdomen, take mylanta or simethicone after meals to prevent gas buildup. See gastroenterolog ...Read more
Abdominal pain.: The symptoms described are consistent with a whole array of potential causes. These symptoms may occur due to viral infections, food poisoning, parasitic infections, autoimmune or inflammatory diseases as well as other causes. A visit to your health care provider is needed to determine if these symptoms indicate a serious illness. ...Read more
Everyday for a week now I've been having really bad cramps in my stomach and pelvic area and frequent bowel movements. What can I do to stop this?
Pelvic pain: Any and all unexplained abdominal pain should be professionally evaluated; you need to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. Some causes are serious, e.g. appendicitis, colitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection), endometriosis, many other possibilities. Impossible to even guess without more information. ...Read more
I was sick with stomach bug on tues. This week went to the bathroom many times for bowel movements/cramps but nothing since then it's friday; normal?
Extreme menstrual like cramps, indegestion, upset stomach after every meal, regular bowel movements, neg. Hpt's. What could this be? In so much pain
Recently, within the past month or so, certain smells make me feel nauseous that never affected me before like peanut butter, chili, coffee, new car smell (leather) etc. I have also had irregular bowel movements and stomach cramps. What could be the cause
See doctor: Hepatitis can some times alter response to usual stimuli. It would be a good idea to get examined and may be tested for liver ailment. ...Read more
I am experiencing stomach cramps and painful bowel movements. The following also describe me: Constipation and Passing gas. What should I do?
Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help ...Read more
Horrible stomach cramp w/ major bowel movements, but hands went numb. Eating more fiber in diet. Never had hands numb while going. Why numbness?
Vagal response: When cramping occurs the Vagus nerve gets stimulated which lowers the heart rate and can lower the blood pressure. This in turn can cause a transient drop in blood flow to the limbs or anywhere really in the body. If it persists I suggest falling doctor, but this is the mechanism of why. May want to change the fiber products in u'r diet so u are not cramping so much ...Read more
Sulfur burps, headache, stomach pains and cramps, normal bowel movements but about 4-5 times a day, and vomiting. What is wrong and what can I do?
Stomach flu: Rest. Hydrate well enough to keep peeing. And rest some more. ...Read more
After 8 days of augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now have slight stomach cramps and soft bowel movements, stopped pill but is this serious? Very concerned about c-diff.
What could cause stomach cramps, softened stool, increase in bowel movements, some vomiting, with no fever, and no change in diet? I'm asking in regards to my 6 year old daughter. This has been going on for about a week and a half. She normally has a bowel
This: This sounds like a mild case of gastroenteritis (stomach flu or food poisoning). The symptoms usually resolve in about a week or so. The key is to maintain hydration and eat a bland diet until the symptoms subside. If more than a week goes by without resolution, she has a persistent fever, or you notice blood, mucus, or parasites in the stool you should bring her to a doctor right away. Otherwise, she should be a lilttle better everyday. ...Read more
After eating I had gas and stomach pains and an urge to poop. It was normal but now I have stomach cramps and frequent bowel movements. Why?
More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does it radiate to your back? Or shoulder? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Cough? Fevers? ...Read more
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