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Stomach cramps due to excessive exercising - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   about a month ago i started to work out on a stationary bike for 40 minutes and recently i have been increasing my time to about 45 minutes. at around 6 i have been getting stomach cramps and they do not go away until i go to sleep
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you must be over execrcising
Doctor :   are your bowels regular?
User :   yes
User :   but my period is about 1 week late
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   15, female, student, new jersey, 180 pounds, 5'8, no dependents
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have your periods been regularly previously?
User :   when i first got it they were a bit irregular but recently they started to come around the same time
Doctor :   when did you last have them?
User :   july 16th
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the reason could be stress
Doctor :   are you sexually active?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then the reason could be stress
Doctor :   just drink plenty of fluids
Doctor :   and cut down the exercise
Doctor :   to the origiinal time
Doctor :   and observe
Doctor :   after a few days try to gradually increase it again
Doctor :   every one minute or so
User :   ok, but doesnt it seem strange that the cramps come at the same exact time each night?
Doctor :   at what time do you exercise everyday?
User :   it varies- i will wake up, eat breakfast and then wait 45 minutes to an hour and then exercise, probably between 10 and 11
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where is the pain exactly?
User :   mostly in my lower abdomen
User :   it can vary between pain and hunger cramps
User :   so i try eating but it does not help
Doctor :   since when are you getting the pain?
User :   it started about wednesday
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are your bowels regular?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you take a mefenamic acid (meftal) tablet after food
Doctor :   when the cramps are unbearable
Doctor :   rest by turning over to one side
Doctor :   with legs folded
Doctor :   also exercise less than usual
Doctor :   avoid wearing tight belts
Doctor :   if the pain doesnt subside in 2-3 days
Doctor :   you may need to get physically examined by a physician
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   my mom told me to take tums one night, i believe thursday night and that did not help, and then last night i took tylenol PM since i haven't been sleeping well either and i figured that might help the cramps to stop but it did not
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   try the mefenamic acid tablet i advised
Doctor :   also get yourself checked up physically if the pain doesnt subside
User :   ok thank you for all of your help
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
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