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Upper Stomach Cramps Symptoms
I have stomach cramps every time I have milk. A lot of pain but no other symptoms. Fine with other diary products. Why?
Milk abdominal pain: You could have lactose intolerance. Many people with this can tolerate small amounts of dairy, but when they have too much they can get gas, cramps, and even diarrhea. You don't have to have all 3. You could try lactose free milk, lactase supplements (Lactaid in USA) to see if they help, or get tested. ...Read more
I just started taking straterra18mg 4days ago..i have taken it about 2years ago. but i have symptoms of upset stomach, cramps , and diahrreah. normal?
Have a seven year old who's only symptoms are low grade fever,stomach cramps started this past Tuesday should I be worried ?
Needs evaluation: does not seem to be a serious problem but needs to see the pediatrician ...Read more
I'm having problems with stomach cramps (left and right) alternate! My GP thinks it's IBS but I don't match any other symptoms. What do you think?
Likely IBS: I am assuming you have been tested for other causes and your workup has been negative. You may see a gastroenterologist if you want a second opinion. But IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), even without physical abnormalities, can cause very disabling symptoms for some people. But generally the symptoms can be managed with appropriate therapy. Hope that helps ...Read more
I have c-diff with symptoms for 11 days and metronidazole for 8 days. My son has been having stomach cramps with no other symptoms for 2 days. Help?
Contact Dr ASAP!: From what I know, C-diff is VERY contagious and w/out rigorous care, the chance of spreading it to others is BIG. So, have your son evaluated/treated and get really good, clear directions from the Dr for preventing further spread. It's a challenge and you may need some help to be as safe as possible. I hope it goes well for you all! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had the stomach flu for about a week ago, all symptoms are gone, however, I would get stomach cramps and chills occasionally. Should I go to a doc?
Maybe not: As long as you are continuing to improve I don't think you need to go to the doctor. Sometimes it takes a few weeks for the gut to get back to normal. ...Read more
Been feeling sick for 4 days now. Had some mild stomach cramps, flu like symptoms. Today for the the first time I had pale clay like stool.
Pale Stool.: Pale stool suggests bile is not being delivered to small intestine. May be seen with variety of issues. But with other symptoms I am concerned about hepatitis. If this persists, you develop right upper quadrant abdominal pain or your contacts develop similar symptoms see your doc right away. If this does not occur again I would not worry. Until then avoid acetaminopen and alcohol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stomach cramps sudden ergency of using restroom loose stool. Had a bad salad Tuesday was ok yesterday. Today same symptoms stomach bug?
Gastroenetritis.: Did you have Total Colectomy? And why? With Colon partial or total removal and Gall bladder removal you are prone to loose BM. Stomach cramps and sudden loose stool may not be due to your medical condition. BUt Salad after more than 36 hours would not cause this problem. Drink electrolyte water and do not eat solid food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I often get a brief bout of stomach cramps & cold hands after an ectopic beat. No other heart symptoms or chest pain. Can ectopic beats cause this?
Doubtful: 1/2 of ectopy is not felt, 1/2 of palpitations are not associated with skipped beats. Feeling an ectopic beat at 1 moment doesn't mean there was 1 at that moment. The sensation of a skipped beat, regardless if it actually occurred or not, is for everyone, anxiety provoking. Therefore a brief spell of anxiety is likely the cause of your other symptoms. A cardiologist can evaluate your concerns ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need more info:
"Stomach" cramps may be from strong muscular contractions of stomach, intestine, gall bladder, ureter or uterus. The location and cause of the cramps needs to be determined to address the proper treatment. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Depends on cause: This is difficult to answer because stomach cramps can represent pain from any internal abdominal organ, not just the stomach. If you have fever, tenderness to the touch, vomiting, or severe constipation call a doctor. Otherwise, low tech remedies include light exercise, heat, massage, stretching, and breathing. Otc aspirin+caffeine if menses related, otherwise simethicone, peptobismol or laxative. ...Read more
So many causes: Impossible to give an answer without more info: age, other medical issues, current medications, travel, etc. However red flags are weight loss, night time symptoms, blood in stool or vomit, fevers, severe pain that lasts for more then 1 hour. See a md to get this evaluated; it could be nothing or something more serious. ...Read more
Eval: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s >>>. ...Read more
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