4 doctors weighed in:
What part of the stomach cramps during sports?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hmmmm?
In high activity sports or in sports requiring abdominal muscle use, it is the muscles that usually cramp.
This can be due to use and Lactic Acid buildup or could be due to electrolyte issues. Just fatigue can be the source too. Usually not the stomach (digestive sac) that is causing the pain unless it is the pangs of hunger that are hurting. Stay well hydrated!

In brief: Hmmmm?
In high activity sports or in sports requiring abdominal muscle use, it is the muscles that usually cramp.
This can be due to use and Lactic Acid buildup or could be due to electrolyte issues. Just fatigue can be the source too. Usually not the stomach (digestive sac) that is causing the pain unless it is the pangs of hunger that are hurting. Stay well hydrated!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Thank
Dr. Victor Khabie
Sports Medicine
In brief: Abdominal muscles
The actual stomach does not cramp, it is the abdominal muscles that do.

In brief: Abdominal muscles
The actual stomach does not cramp, it is the abdominal muscles that do.
Dr. Victor Khabie
Dr. Victor Khabie
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors