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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What is the cause of faint abdominal cramping?

abdominal cramping faint, progressing past 7 months to persistant almost daily 2/10 to 7/10 on pain scale. Increase pain when driving bumping roads, really increases pain. Seems to be lower now. Pelvic ultra sound negative, labs WNL and no UA negative. Now waiting to see urologist end of this month going on 8 mos! now.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014
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Thank you for your question!

I understand your concern. According to symptoms explained by you, it seems to be the condition called "Irritable bowel syndrome" (ibs).

It is disease characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. ibs has no known cause. It commonly occurs in females.

For improving your condition, following measures may be useful:
a) Take low carbohydrate and fiber rich diet (like leafy vegetables, psyllium husk etc.)
b) If there is severe abdominal cramps, try hyocyamine tablets (buscopan) for symptom relief. Consult your physician for dosage according to your symptom severity.

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