Stomach Cramps

Stomach cramp is a common symptom associated with various health conditions, which can range from mild to moderately severe. Some of the causes of abdominal cramps are gastroenteritis, gas, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, food poisoning, constipation, peptic ulcers, Crohn's disease, and menstruation.

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Why do I have severe stomach pain after eating fatty foods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. What could be the cause of a severe stomach pain that happens after eating nuts, seeds, and things with oil in them? By oil, I mean even olive oil and not just greasy foods. This reaction has been happening for a year or so, and I have avoided these foods as ...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Severe stomach pain and cramps can be caused by pancreatitis and food allergy. In your case, both are equally probable. Pancreatitis is a common cause of pain that occurs after the intake of oil-rich foods. Food allergy is a diagnosis of exclusion. I suggest the fol...  Read Full »

My girlfriend touched herself with some sperm on her hand, after which her periods got irregular with heavy cramps. Could she be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My girlfriend is worried that she might be pregnant as almost two months ago, she had some sperm on her hand, cleaned it off with a cleanser, and then touched herself. After that, she had a period, and even though she says it was not as heavy as the bleeding, the cramps were painful; no...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance, but it could be due to pregnancy, though the chances are very low. But as she missed her period, it could be an anovulatory cycle (due to hormonal changes) or due to...  Read Full »

I have an urge to go to toilet immediately after eating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been more than a month. The problem started with gastric issues in my stomach. Then it started with some stomach irritation and cramps. And then gradually I felt like whenever I ate something I feel like going to toilet. I reported it to my GP and she said to take Pantaprazole...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have two problems: 1. H.Pylori associated dyspepsia for which you received treatment and hope that it will improve. 2. You have postprandial defecation and going to toilet, which is more suggestive of irritable bowel. I will advise to continue your Pantoprazole, pr...  Read Full »

Can PPI cause stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple problems with my stomach, it all began two years ago after taking pills which I was allergic to. My stomach became inflamed with a lot of acids, chronic antrum gastritis, and acid reflux. My stool was too soft, and I did not take any pill because my doctor did not give...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All the problems can be explained by dyspepsia. Although there are certain issues like normal endoscopy and absence of inflammation. And on endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no obvious granulation tissue seen. There may be s...  Read Full »

I am having stomach cramps and diarrhea for the past one week. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having bad stomach cramps that I can feel through my throat and diarrhea for the past one week. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Philip Shenouda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please follow the following prescription. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestions and take the treatment with consent.  Read Full »

Why do I have brown discharge and fatigue after Ortho-Cyclen pills?

Query: Dear doctor, I am on Ortho-Cyclen pills for five months. I skipped my placebo pills and went on to the next pack. Now, I am having stomach cramps after eating, brown discharge, cloudy urine, and fatigue. Kindly advise me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sini. P

Answer: Hi,Welcome to pills are just vitamin tablets. So, skipping those pills will not cause any problem.Stomach cramps might be due to gastritis. For this, you can take some antacid.For "brownish discharge, cloudy urine and fatigue" please take urine pregnancy test. If it is negative a...  Read Full »

How to confirm the reason for my tummy pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my tummy like cramps and I am suffering from constipation. I also have symptoms of pregnancy. Today morning my stools were with blood. They were light purple in color and strange. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is possible that you might be having a bowel infection or constipation itself is causing the minimal bleeding in stools.Pregnancy is unlikely to cause severe stomach cramps in early stage. However, you should also confirm your pregnancy by doing a pregnancy test.If req...  Read Full »

What causes bloating, stomach cramps, and bowel movement multiple times a day?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old, and my digestion is always a concern for me, but I am having bloating, stomach cramps, stool discharge 3-4 times a day since last month. There is no blood found in the stool, and the stool test confirmed a few macrophages in the stool. Often sound comes from the abdom...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. Well, the symptoms you mention seem to be occurring due to irritable bowel syndrome with functional dyspepsia. Irritable syndrome is a gastrointestinal entity where the patient has abdominal pain, which ch...  Read Full »

I have had nausea accompanied by dull stomach cramps and bloating for the past five months. Is my anxiety causing this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 years old male weighing 68 kilograms, and my height is 5 feet 11 inches. I have had to battle through a vicious stomach-anxiety loop for the last couple of months and am looking for a second opinion. The symptoms include, 1. On and off, the feeling of the phantom or gaggy nausea...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have reviewed your case history in detail and replying to your questions one by one.It will take a few minutes.Kind regards.  Read Full »

Can streptococcal infection cause stomach cramps and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left-sided crampy stomach pain and chest pain which is mostly located under breast, near ribcage. About two years ago I got Streptococcal infection, pneumonia and bronchitis at the same time. In ER, they prescribed Amoxicillin. But it did not work for me as I am allergic to Penic...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understood your health concern. As you had Streptococcal infection three weeks back, it might have spread to the lower respiratory tract. Infection of the lower respiratory tract by Streptococcus can cause pneumonia or pneumonitis which can c...  Read Full »

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