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?
The doctor may evaluate your symptoms, perform a physical examination and also evaluate your medical history during diagnosis. If the pain is not related to menstrual cramps, the gastroenterologist may order for an ultrasound scan or a CT scan of the abdomen to diagnose the cause of Stomach Cramps
HOW IS STOMACH CRAMPS TREATED?
While mild Stomach Cramps may go away without any treatment, however, severe forms of Stomach Cramps require medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
Stomach cramps in low intensity can be treated with simple home remedies such as food changes.