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I've had stomach cramps, indigestion, chest pains, gas and bloating for the past 3 weeks. Recently my throat has felt tight and i've had to take breaks while eating because of my stomach. Whats wrong?

I've had stomach cramps, indigestion, chest pains, gas and bloating for the past 3 weeks. Recently my throat has felt tight and i've had to take breaks while eating because of my stomach. Whats wrong?

See a doctor: You should be checked out to see if you have any problems such as intolerance to certain foods or ulcers, esp. If you have tried otc meds like maalox, mylanta or Tums (calcium carbonate) for heart burn or indigestion w/ no improvement. Sometimes anxiety may worsen GI disease, so it is important to get checked out soon. Treatment of anxiety may also help relieve some of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Stomach cramps, vomiting and indigestion and weight loss are all signs of what?

Stomach cramps, vomiting and indigestion and weight loss are all signs of what?

Symptoms: Your dymptoms canbe caused by a viral illness or may even be caused by a malignancy with various other conditions in between. ...Read more

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Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Pooping frequently, indigestion, stomach aches at times, heavy feeling abdomen, recently had full period and protected intercourse. Weird cramps too.

Needs to be checked: You probably have a viral gastroenteritis causing your symptoms .Consilt your doctor to confirm if you have it . Meanwhile make sure you drink plenty fluids to prevent dehydration . But if also vomiting and not able to retain fluids go to ER with your parents as you are a minor ...Read more

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Stomach cramps and increased bms. Why?

Stomach cramps and increased bms. Why?

See your PCP: Recent studies showed an increased likelihood of gastrointestinal conditions and BMS, but the exact etiology of BMS remains unknown. There is no cure for BMS. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and management GI problems and BMS. ...Read more

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I have stomach cramps and scared to eat?

I have stomach cramps and scared to eat?

Elaborate?: Abdominal pain can be due to many reasons... Probably don't eat solids until you're feeling better. Try to stay hydrated; stick with clear liquids for now. If you get worse or aren't improving, consider going to the ed. ...Read more

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Why am i having such bad stomach cramps?

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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I had stomach cramps and sore pains what's happening ?

I had stomach cramps and sore pains what's happening ?

TLI: Too little information. Stomach discomfort can be indicative of infection, inflammation or other problems. Some of these ae trivial and some are serious or life-threatening. If the symptoms are severe or persistent, evaluation with your physician would be in order. ...Read more

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Does penicillin cause stomach cramps and gas?

Yes indeed: Oral penicillin and related antibiotics (e.g. ampicillin, amoxicillin, and others) indeed can cause such symptoms by their effect on intestinal bacteria. If severe or if serious diarrhea, contact the doctor who prescribed it. Don't stop or change treatment except with doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I am experiencing passing gas and stomach cramps.

I am experiencing  passing gas and stomach cramps.

Gassy & crampy: Feeling gassy/crampy may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of stomach cramps during sports?

How can I get rid of stomach cramps during sports?

Cramping: Usually, proper hydration and electrolyte intake will not only help with stomach cramps, but also prevent muscle cramping. ...Read more

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What to give 5 yo for stomach cramps n upset stomach?

What to give 5 yo for stomach cramps n upset stomach?

BRAT diet: Brat stands for bananas, rice toast, applesauce and toast. Plus lots of gingerail. ...Read more

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Green stool and stomach cramps?? Should I be concerned??

Green stool and stomach cramps?? Should I be concerned??

Intestinal infection: The greenest could be the cells and this could be intestinal inflammation and possibly infection. You can discuss this with your physician and get a clear diagnosis ...Read more

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Why am i having backache and stomach cramps with tampons?

Why am i having backache and stomach cramps with tampons?

Don't know: But if this does not happen with pads, do not use tampons. All of our anatomy is different. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get stomach cramps and backache at 5-6 dpo?

Is it normal to get stomach cramps and backache at 5-6 dpo?

Days Post ovuation: I hope I am getting the lingo correct. If so, this would put you at day 19 to 20 of your cycle and That would be a time to get cramps and back ache that could be related to your cycle. Especially if it is a regular occurrence. ...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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How can someone get rid of stomach cramps caused by laxatives?

How can someone get rid of stomach cramps caused by laxatives?

Don't take them?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider & check out numerous healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more

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Anti-depressant causing horrible stomach cramps, what can I do?

Anti-depressant causing horrible stomach cramps, what can I do?

Options: First - insure that you are taking the medication with food. Second- talk to your prescribing physician about taking a split dose. Third - use probiotics (i have yet to see a case where that did not solve the GI upset caused by ssri's). Please insure that you discuss your side effects with your provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more