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Female, 36, very intense cramp-like symptoms; feels like need to use bathroom but can't; then dizzy, then feel faint. Lie on floor. Hot towel to stomach helps. Heavy sweating. Lasts 5-10 min. Ideas?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Abdominal cramps

These cramps, did they occur once or several times? The differential is quite wide and more information is needed.
If they have occured repeatedly, you need an evaluation to see what is causing them.

In brief: Abdominal cramps

These cramps, did they occur once or several times? The differential is quite wide and more information is needed.
If they have occured repeatedly, you need an evaluation to see what is causing them.
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Dr. Mary Sabado Babcock
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Abdominal pain

Does this usually happen after a meal? Do you tend toward the constipated side? If your answer is yes, then you may need to take more magnesium in your diet.
It sounds like a strong gastrocolic reflex with vasovagal reaction that you're experiencing.

In brief: Abdominal pain

Does this usually happen after a meal? Do you tend toward the constipated side? If your answer is yes, then you may need to take more magnesium in your diet.
It sounds like a strong gastrocolic reflex with vasovagal reaction that you're experiencing.
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