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Abdominal cramps

Abdominal cramps: Introduction

Abdominal cramps: Painful muscular contractions occurring in the abdomen. See detailed information below for a list of 345 causes of Abdominal cramps, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Abdominal cramps:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Abdominal cramps

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Causes of Types of Abdominal cramps:

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Abdominal cramps Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Abdominal cramps may include:

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Stories from Users for Abdominal cramps

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Abdominal cramps: Animations

Medications or substances causing Abdominal cramps:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Abdominal 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.

Drug interactions causing Abdominal cramps:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Abdominal 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.

  • Helidac and alcohol interaction
  • Metronidazole and alcohol interaction
  • Flagyl and alcohol interaction
  • Flagyl ER and alcohol interaction
  • Metric 21 and alcohol interaction
  • MetroCream and alcohol interaction
  • MetroGel and alcohol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Abdominal cramps

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Abdominal cramps: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Abdominal cramps

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may 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 imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid digestion, 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 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 poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious 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, 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 cramps or misdiagnosis of more »

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

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Abdominal cramps

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Abdominal cramps: Related Rare Diseases

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Abdominal cramps: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Abdominal cramps:

The list of organs typically affected by Abdominal cramps may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Abdominal cramps

The list below shows some of the causes of Abdominal cramps mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Abdominal 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 Abdominal cramps. Of the 345 causes of Abdominal cramps that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 327 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Abdominal cramps:

The following list of conditions have 'Abdominal 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 Abdominal cramps Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Abdominal 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 Abdominal cramps?

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

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

    Classifications of Abdominal cramps:

    Subtypes of Abdominal cramps:

    Cramping abdominal pain (16 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Abdominal cramps:

    Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Stomach cramps (379 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Stomach problems (397 causes), Stomach ache (385 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes)

    Symptoms related to Abdominal cramps:

    Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Cramps (339 causes), Stomach cramps (379 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Stomach ache (385 causes), Muscle cramps (283 causes), Menstrual cramps (16 causes)

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