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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coli causes severe diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and fever, and can cause kidney failure in children.
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