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Stomach cramps

Stomach cramps: Introduction

Exactly what people mean when they say "stomach cramps" is not entirely clear. The most correct interpretation is the stomach muscle spasms, with associated pain, but many people use the term loosely to mean any kind of stomach discomfort, stomach ache, abdominal discomfort or abdominal pain. People may say "stomach cramps" when they are really cramps of the intestines. Thus, to determine the cause of stomach cramps, it may be necessary to examine other areas such as the causes of symptoms such as abdominal pain, abdominal cramping, stomach ache, abdominal bloating, menstrual cramps or other types of abdominal discomfort....more »

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Causes of Stomach cramps:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Stomach cramps. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Stomach cramps:

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Stomach cramps: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Stomach cramps

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Medications or substances causing Stomach cramps:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Stomach cramps as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Bisac-Evac
  • Bisacodyl Uniserts
  • Bisco-Lax
  • Carterís Little Pills
  • Clysodrast
  • Dacodyl
  • Deficol
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Drug interactions causing Stomach cramps:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Stomach cramps as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Alcohol and Diabinese interaction
  • Alcohol and Antabuse interaction
  • Cephalosporin Antibiotics and Alcohol interaction
  • Cefobid and Alcohol interaction
  • Cefotan and Alcohol interaction
  • Mandol and Alcohol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Stomach cramps: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Stomach cramps

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Stomach cramps: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Stomach cramps

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, whereas...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable...read more »

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Stomach cramps: Related Rare Diseases

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Stomach cramps: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Stomach cramps:

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Detailed list of causes of Stomach cramps

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How Common are these Causes of Stomach cramps?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Stomach cramps. Of the 379 causes of Stomach cramps that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 8 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 13 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 355 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Stomach cramps:

The following list of conditions have 'Stomach cramps' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Stomach cramps Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Stomach cramps based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Stomach cramps?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Stomach cramps, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Stomach cramps:

    Subtypes of Stomach cramps:

    Stomach ache (385 causes), Intestinal cramps (8 causes), Severe abdominal cramps (8 causes), Abdominal cramps (345 causes), Intermittent stomach pain (1 cause), Stomach pain (49 causes), Stomache, Cramping abdominal pain (16 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Stomach cramps:

    Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Stomach ache (385 causes), Cramps (339 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Stomach problems (397 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Stomach cramps:

    Stomach pain (49 causes), Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Abdominal distention (68 causes), Cramps (339 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Digestive infection, Viral infection, Irritable bowel syndrome (26 causes), Lactose intolerance (9 causes), Diverticulosis, Food poisoning

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