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My stomach has been cramping a lot, i'm not pregnant or on my period! what could be the reason?

I have been getting really bad stomach cramps mainly in my lower belly and on the sides of my belly closer to my ribs and my stomach gets really bloated after i eat! i'm not supposed to be on my period for awhile and there is no way i'm pregnant since i have not been sexually active for 6 months now!this has been continuing for about 3 weeks now.. if anyone knows what could be the reason for this please let me know as soon as possible! thank you for your help!

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In addition to the other possibilities already mentioned, it could be gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Although it's genetic, it can appear any time from infancy to adulthood. Gluten is in wheat, rye and barley and most American foods have gluten (it seems) except for things like fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, rice, etc. You could try eliminating gluten for about a week to 10 days to see if it makes a difference. If it is gluten intolerance, you will know within that time period. Good luck!

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my sister also told me this! thank you i am going to try it!
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Hey I'm a celiac and whenever I eat gluten/wheat I get terrible migraines and mouth ulcers, since 2 days ago I have been having terrible stomach pains when I'm not on my period I don't know what to do!! It's nothing like what I get when I eat wheat and doesn't feel like period cramps!! Help!!!
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Your best bet is to go to the Dr. Like yesterday!!! Could mean a lot of things get checked.

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Go to the doctor. This might not big problem but go to the doctor

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It might be a ptoblem with your apendix . Get it checked right away !

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Abdominal Pain

Just about everybody at one point or another will experience abdominal pain. Most of the causes are not serious and can be readily diagnosed and treated. However, pain can also be a sign of a serious illness. It's important to be able to recognize symptoms that are severe and know when to call a doctor.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Abdominal Pain?

Stomach "flu"
Menstrual cramps
Food poisoning
Food allergies
Lactose intolerance
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Kidney stones
Crohn's disease
Urinary tract infection
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

What Symptoms of Abdominal Pain Are Cause for Concern?

If your abdominal pain is severe or if it is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible:

Inability to keep food down for several days
Inability to pass stool, especially if you are also vomiting
Vomiting blood
Bloody stools
Difficulty breathing
Painful or unusually frequent urination
The pain occurs during pregnancy
The abdomen is tender to the touch
The pain is the result of an injury to the abdomen in the previous days
The pain lasts for several days
These symptoms can be an indication of an internal problem that requires treatment as soon as possible.

How Is the Cause of Abdominal Pain Determined?

Because there are so many potential causes of abdominal pain, your doctor will perform a thorough physical exam, discuss with you the type of symptoms you are experiencing, and ask you several related questions about the pain you are feeling. These questions may include:

What type of pain are you experiencing? Is the pain throughout your abdomen or is it confined to a particular area?
Where in your abdomen does the pain seem to be located?
What type of pain are you experiencing? Is it stabbing and severe? Is it a dull ache?
When does the pain occur? Always? More often in the morning or at night? If the pain comes and goes, about how long does it last each time? Does it occur after eating certain types of foods or after drinking alcohol? During menstruation?
How long have you had this pain?
Does the pain also radiate into your lower back, shoulder, groin, or buttocks?
Are you currently taking any medications or herbal supplements?
Are you pregnant?
Does any activity such as eating or lying on one side relieve the pain?
Have you been injured recently?
Once an initial evaluation has been completed, your doctor may have you undergo some tests to help him or her diagnose your pain. These may include stool or urine tests, blood tests, barium swallows or enemas, an endoscopy, X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan.

How Is Abdominal Pain Treated?

Treating abdominal pain depends on its cause. This can range from medications for inflammation, GERD, or ulcers, to antibiotics for infections, to changes in personal behavior for abdominal pain caused by certain foods or beverages. In some cases such as appendicitis and a hernia, surgery is necessary.

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This is interesting information. Can you give a link or tell us where it comes from? Thanks!
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Due to you stating that you bloat after eating, and it is effecting the lower and sides of abdominal area, sounds like possible gastritis.

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I have the same thing; No Accurate Diagnosis, But Couple Possibilites
1-Constipation /Rem- Colon Approx. 5
Feet Long
2-Yeast Overload
3-Bacterial infection/
All Questionable. See Gastroenterologist!!!!

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See a doctor as soon as you can. And avoid Taco Bell.

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i don't know where your from but where i'm from taco bell is good! quit dissin it
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