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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Are intense back pain and abdominal cramps signs of a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17 year old female. I am on the birth control pill Azurette and have had unprotected sex with the combined pull out method and the pill. Lately, I have been feeling intense back pain to the point of the inability to lay down in bed and extreme difficulty walking. Also, severe cramp...  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I believe you are taking your pills regularly as needed. The chance of getting pregnant with regular intake of pills is almost nil. But, if pregnancy happens with pills, the chance of abnormal pregnancy like ectopic is high. Also, I would like to mention that birth contro...  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 Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

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 ...  Read Full »

Why are loose motion and stomach cramps not getting better with medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I have uneasiness in my lower left side of my belly for a year. I consulted several doctors and took many medications and done an endoscopy. But my problems persist still now. Initially, the doctor told me that I have a normal infection of the gut and it gets cured within a few months ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen many patients with similar pain. According to your treatment history, you have taken treatment for colitis or infection of the bowel. It is the common diagnosis observed and it subsides after taking antibiotics. As it is chroni...  Read Full »

What can cause vertigo, abdominal pain, headache, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I have constant lightheadedness for the past 20 hours. Today, I started to have a feeling of nausea during day time. I also have abdominal pain, headache, and neck stiffness for a week. It comes and goes on for a week. I have pain and soreness in my neck and shoulders. I am taking Dexa...  Read Full »

Dr. K Shanmuganandan

Rheumatologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your temporal profile suggests that you have mild ongoing inflammation. These symptoms can occur due to sub-clinical inflammation or stomach bug or drug intolerance. In addition, a phenomenon of fibromyalgia (FM) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be superimposed wit...  Read Full »

How to avoid pregnancy without taking emergency contraceptives?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex. I ejaculated during intercourse, but I pulled out. I am worried if she will conceive. We had sex one day before her ovulation, and she does not want to take a pill. How can we prevent it without taking a pill?  Read Full »

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Even if a patient has a regular menstrual cycle, ovulation time may vary one to two days prior to or after the usual ovulation date. Secondly, some of the ejaculates might have entered the vaginal cavity even if you pulled out. So there is ...  Read Full »

Why is there small and narrow stool with acute cramps?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 49 years old and I am suffering from health anxiety. I know that I am overthinking about my condition and I need your opinion. My bowel movement is fine. Before three days, I went to the toilet and got acute cramps for few seconds. I thought it as a spasm. I checked my stool and n...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, cancer cannot develop overnight. Your stools are completely fine. There is no abnormal morphology. It is common to have cramping with bowel movements and it allows the stools to pass out. There are other signs that suggest the possibi...  Read Full »

What causes chronic heartburn and a feeling of fullness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I want to consult about my medical condition. Two years ago, I experienced stomach cramps and sometimes heartburn, and as the year passes, it has become worse. I experience heartburn, throat congestion, and the most uncomfortable feeling in my stomach's upper part is a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to Do you often get bloated? And do your symptoms of pain in the stomach occur after you take meals? How about your symptoms in the morning before breakfast? I mean, do your symptoms improve on fasting? Your pain seems to be due to gas and bloating that cau...  Read Full »

Does sudden shortness of breath indicate an underlying heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from anterolateral ischemia and atherosclerosis of the thoracic aorta. I have attached the reports kindly comment.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. The patient has a moderately reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (40%). Aortic and mitral valve thickening and calcification are age-related, and it is considered a normal age-related finding. Regarding reduced ejection fraction, the pa...  Read Full »

I get irregular bleeding and abdominal cramps after taking two I-pill. Is this side effect of I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex two days after menstruation (probably on 9th day of my cycle). Penetration was painful on that day and I had a lot of white discharge. I took an i-pill within a few hours and had another i-pill the next day. Since then I have been having abdomianl pain (dull pain) ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern, and have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and will surely help you. See PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), as you are already aware, leads to irregular periods. Now you have taken two emer...  Read Full »

Are nausea, dizziness, and cramps signs of stomach issues or stress?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to rule out inflammatory bowel issues. For the past week, I have been feeling dizzy, nauseous, and slightly gassy. I have had heartburn on and off through the week. Sometimes, when I get up, I feel lightheaded, and pressure on my head's right side. I also have had abdominal c...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After reviewing your complaints, I can say your symptoms are not suggestive of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD patients present with bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weight loss, not your chief complaints. Yes, your symptoms favor stomach-related proble...  Read Full »

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