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Why do abdominal cramps happen?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Hi DR, I have been having a issue with I thought was muscle cramping in my abdomen but seems to be cramping of my stomach. I have a ulcer in my esophagus and have taken medication since end of Sept. The ulcer has pretty much healed, but the cramping started after a month on medication. Any suggestion?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
different possibilities as intestine infection,motility related issue/else.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are different possible reasons for abdomen cramps as intestine infection ,
motility related issue or others .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Abdomen cramp - exact site , intensity , frequency , severity , radiation if any
where , aggravating , relieving factors .
2. Any alteration in bowel movements if any .
3. Any change in food pattern since the cramps noted .
4. Other systemic features if any as fever , loss of appetite or else .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
The abdominal cramping is sometime worse after a coffee or can be cold fluids and also certain foods. The abdominal area feels always to be tight, almost feels as if I had done sit ups, the area doesn't seem not to feel tight. The Dr's I've seen have all felt the tightness. WE had thought that it might be a reaction to the medication I was taking for the ulcer.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
ultrasound and upper GI endoscopy recommended .

Detailed Answer:
Hi welcome .

Thanks for the details .

* This seems in relation with intestine colic induced abdomen spasm .

* Guidelines at present

- Make a list of all liquids , foods that trigger the spasm .
- Discuss with your doctor regarding the need of ultrasound and upper GI
endoscopy for detailed analysis .
- Omeprazole has to be continued , it is not the culprit .
- Tab. tylenol in case of more discomfort , to be taken after meals .

- Consume more liquids .
- High fiber diet to maintain smooth bowel evacuations .
- Regular walking , exercises , deep breathing , YOGA will help a great .
- Avoid smoking or alcohol if consuming .
- Avoid weight lifting at present .

Wishing you fine recovery .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards take care .

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