abdominal cramps

abdominal cramps

tight, constrictive, usually intermittent abdominal discomfort, usually the result of spasm of an internal organ, e.g. bowel spasm related to gastroenteritis or menstrual cramps. Not to be confused with muscular cramp from contraction of the abdominal wall musculature, possibly secondary to trauma. See also stitch.
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The abdominal cramps felt like "a knife stabbing me in the stomach," remembers 14-year-old Robert Borrelli of Boca Raton, Florida.
coli O157:H7 bacterial contamination of food, drink and water supplies is a major public health problem throughout the world and can cause severe bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps, leading in some cases to kidney failure, particularly in young children and in the elderly, with often serious long term and sometimes fatal results.
UP to 150 different symptoms of premenstrual syndrome have been reported, including irritability, anxiety and abdominal cramps, cravings for sweets and binge eating, bloating, weight gain and fluid retention, depression and mood swings.
Hotard said the enhanced kits so far have been opened 14 times, but until Thursday only for nonlife-threatening conditions such as abdominal cramps, nausea and acute asthma attacks - conditions that can nevertheless cause distress and discomfort for passengers and which, untreated, often result in emergency landings that inconvenience passengers and cost airlines money.
For most others, it's enduring skin rashes and sniffles, headaches and wheezing, gas and abdominal cramps.
Stimulant laxatives may cause abdominal cramps and flatulence and make diverticulitis worse.
The eggs may carry salmonella enteritis, which in people causes abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, fever and headaches within six to 48 hours of eating contaminated food, Feldman's statement said.
Symptoms of gastroenteritis can range from a mild bout of indigestion to diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and nausea or vomiting, which usually resolve in a day or so.
A fellow striker was rushed to the hospital Saturday for nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps.
coli infection can cause severe bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps and can lead to kidney failure, particularly in young children and in the elderly, with often serious long term and sometimes fatal results.
coli 0157:H7 bacteria are bloody diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration, but they could also include abdominal cramps.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting, and usually begin within 6 to 72 hours after ingestion of the bacteria.