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The term stomach cramps is nonspecific and is used to refer to a number of different symptoms or sensations rather than true muscle cramps of the stomach. People often refer to a ""stomachache"" or ""abdominal cramps"" to refer to pain that is perceived anywhere in the abdominal area. Organs of the abdomen include the stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas, and problems or diseases of all of these organs may be the source of pain. Some typical causes of abdominal pain and associated symptoms that arise from the gastrointestinal tract include
• food poisoning,
• lactose intolerance, and
• inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis).
HOW IS STOMACH CRAMPS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician/ gastroenterologist diagnoses stomach cramps by physical examination and clinical features. Also, an X ray of the abdomen or an ultrasound of the abdomen may be used for proper diagnosis.
HOW IS STOMACH CRAMPS TREATED?
Treatment for Stomach Cramps depends on the cause. Treatment may range from medication to reduce ulcers, GERD and inflammation. Stomach Cramps due to appendicitis or hernia requires surgical treatment
DID YOU KNOW?
Stomach Cramps along with bloody vomit or black stools is an indication of a serious health issue.