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Stomach Spasms?

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  • Posted By: k333ly
  • April 2, 2008
  • 06:28 PM

I felt so stupid the other day at the City Market when this happened. It's only happened a few times lately, like once or twice a week but it's embarassing!

In microbiology the other day a gal walked up to me and asked a question about one of the labs we were doing. Well right when I was about to answer, I was plagued with an incredibly painful stabbing pain throughout my abdomen, Not the muscles, but it was like my intestines and/or stomach were having seizures. These episodes seem to last for a minute to about 5 minutes or so. At the time I scream with pain at first, then I cannot breathe or really move or it hurts even worse. At the city market it was enough to even knock me down. After the attack and the humiliation of everyone around me giving me a "what the ***l are you doing?" look It feels as if somebody has kicked me in the back or kidneys. (that general area) After about a half hour though everything returns to normal and I'm fine. Are these stomach spasms? I was put on bentyl before by a G.I. for another problem before, but those made me have seizures..(Probably because of a mixture of a few medications they were prescribing me)

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  • There are several possibilities. Spasms of the colon, Diverticulosis, appendix, female problems, urinary, etc. Describe where your pains were: center, left or right? Anything else you can give to describe the situation is of help.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would imagine it would have to be spasms, If you look in my earlier post when I had some weird stomach problem for a month, I've had MANY tests, all which came back negative except for a irregular heart beat.Small bowel series, stomach cat scan, stomach sonogram, many x-rays, urine and fecal tests, mri's, etc. All negative. The pain when it happens seems to be in the upper part of my stomach from front to back and all sides. Above my belly button under my ribs. After wards it feels as if someone has punched me in the kidneys
    k333ly 59 Replies Flag this Response
  • Also I have had an endoscopy and it was outstanding. I also eat a well balanced diet a lot of whole grains, and things like tuna, eggs, cereal, vegetables, and fruit. I do not even eat fast food or resturant food, and haven't since December because of my previous stomach problems. I don't even drink soda pop..
    k333ly 59 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please have your pancreas checked asap. I don't wish to scare you, but my mother had pancreatic cancer and her description of pain was similar. It does not mean to have it, but you should look into it. Pancreatic cancer is very difficult to diagnose and I just want to make sure your doctor is checking this out also. I haven't read your other threads so I am not familiar with your situation. But please have your pancreas checked. I wish you well. BethP.S. How old are you?
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • id say kidney problems or... kidney failure. go get this checked out ASAP. that pain is what happens when your kidneys are damaged or failing
    GivenUp 135 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm actually only 20 years old...and I have my pancreatic enzymes checked (amalase and lipase, etc) I had one of those tests done where they inject you with some dye and put you in a machine and check your liver and how it;s working, that came out fine. It's not like I am in constant pain though, it only happens every once in a while. I use to have a problem with drug use but have been clean for almost a year now...all that and more can be explained in my older post....I'll post the link. I wasn't a very healthy person, but I actually excersize a lot now, and eat really healthy, take vitamins, etc....and I think I'm getting over my bulimia issues by just eating better and not feeling so guilty afterwards. It's easier when you pig out on carrots vs french fries.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=26547the one about my wellbutrin problemsbut this is the main one you want to read about all my stomach issues back in december...what's weird was I had all of this for a month or so, and it went away on it's own ...slowly..but it did. I'm able to drink caffiene again, and my body seems to be actually digesting food!
    k333ly 59 Replies Flag this Response
  • i have been having the same violent stomach problems for three days now.i'm sixteen and i'm really lost for what is going on.its basically just strong pains like everything inside of me is pulling togetherand it feels like something is stabbing me.it goes on and off but worse as the day goes on and it usually begins if i move around.
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  • i have been having the same violent stomach problems for three days now.i'm sixteen and i'm really lost for what is going on.its basically just strong pains like everything inside of me is pulling togetherand it feels like something is stabbing me.it goes on and off but worse as the day goes on and it usually begins if i move around.Hi there,As you are 16 and feel a pulling sensation, you might also want to get checked by a Gynecologist for Endometriosis. If this occurs more frequently during your period (sorry if this is embarrassing), then I would definitely mention it. It is also a very difficult condition to diagnose. I have it, or had it. Just a thought. Ironically, I am having the quivering stomach spasms with a lot of the symptoms discussed here. I will have to check out my pancreas and for esophageal spasms and diverticulitis, if my doctor's will do it. They are worse than the Insurance companies in denying tests. I find the insurance companies more willing to not question, but then I have Blue Cross / Anthem PPO. They are a very good insurer - just a plug as many get a bad rap. These companies should bid on regional work and have some state-banded or quasi Federal regulations, State Regulation is better - California has good Health Insurer Standards - that would be better than Government run Healthcare. Sorry, just interjecting that in case anyone has thoughts on that. I think President Obama is pushing the full Enchilada to bargain, so he'll get something, e.g. making a very low offer on a car, so you get something in the middle. That's my thought. Thanks!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 23, 2009
    • 08:18 PM
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  • I would imagine it would have to be spasms, If you look in my earlier post when I had some weird stomach problem for a month, I've had MANY tests, all which came back negative except for a irregular heart beat.Small bowel series, stomach cat scan, stomach sonogram, many x-rays, urine and fecal tests, mri's, etc. All negative. The pain when it happens seems to be in the upper part of my stomach from front to back and all sides. Above my belly button under my ribs. After wards it feels as if someone has punched me in the kidneysTHAT HAPPENED TO ME TWO WEEKS AGO!! I had to go to the ER in the middle of the night because i literally couldnt even stand up the pain was so bad. I was crying, sweating and practically passing out from the pain. And my pain was in the EXACT area you are describing. They did a million tests on me and everything came back negative. They gave me pain killers and anti-acid medication and since then i've been fine. I have no idea what caused it or if it will ever come back. I dont drink coffee and i dont abuse drugs, so they theorized it may have been a virus that eventually cleared my body, which explains my rapid recovery. Or, it could have been my lifestyle, constantly busy, not enough sleep, etc. But the whole thing was so bazaar because it was like i woke up and little dizzy, got a little sicker as the day progressed but by midnight i was in an ER trip amount of pain. but two days later i was off all pain killers and havent felt bad since. Super scary amount of pain though. I hope it never returns.
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  • THAT HAPPENED TO ME TWO WEEKS AGO!! I had to go to the ER in the middle of the night because i literally couldnt even stand up the pain was so bad. I was crying, sweating and practically passing out from the pain. And my pain was in the EXACT area you are describing. They did a million tests on me and everything came back negative. They gave me pain killers and anti-acid medication and since then i've been fine. I have no idea what caused it or if it will ever come back. I dont drink coffee and i dont abuse drugs, so they theorized it may have been a virus that eventually cleared my body, which explains my rapid recovery. Or, it could have been my lifestyle, constantly busy, not enough sleep, etc. But the whole thing was so bazaar because it was like i woke up and little dizzy, got a little sicker as the day progressed but by midnight i was in an ER trip amount of pain. but two days later i was off all pain killers and havent felt bad since. Super scary amount of pain though. I hope it never returns.I am AMAZED no one here has every mentioned gallstones.... a gallstone attack is very painful, I know I had them... and these days the condition is more and more common. I'm 25 and had to just get my gallbladder taken out last week. Not a fun procedure but I had a huge one and a lot of little ones and it needed to be done. If left alone it can lead to gallbladder cancer, or get infected and spread to your liver and pancreas. good luck people, not fun.
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  • I am AMAZED no one here has every mentioned gallstones.... a gallstone attack is very painful, I know I had them... and these days the condition is more and more common. I'm 25 and had to just get my gallbladder taken out last week. Not a fun procedure but I had a huge one and a lot of little ones and it needed to be done. If left alone it can lead to gallbladder cancer, or get infected and spread to your liver and pancreas. good luck people, not fun.Also, its worth checking out the appendix, I have had this problem about 5 times now over 8 years, the first two or three times, it had me shaking and sweating until I passed out, when I woke up, it was gone but it left me with a bruised sensation in my stomach and even walking would make me feel as if I was jolting a very tender thing inside which would last for up to a week. Last time I had it, it went on for 3 days so I got to the doctors who suspected appendicitus and prescribed me some anti-spasmodics. Luckily they worked which proved it wasn't appendicitus but I was told it could be a grumbling appendix. I am having another one of these episodes again now, and it is getting steadily worse over this week so will be off to doctor again on Monday, these are getting longer and longer so hopefully they'll find out what it is for sure this time as it is ridiculous amounts of pain and I so sympathise with anyone else who has this problem.
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  • I have the EXACT same problem going on. We've went through so many different test and they all came back negative. It can be really frustrating. At first the doctor thought it was my gul bladder, then an ulcer, and lately theyve been thinking it might be a glutian allergy. I was just at Riley hospital two weeks ago doing (hopefully) my last test. Everything came back negative. We dont know what it is or what to do. Sometimes it hurts so bad I cant do anything. I was out of school for the last two months last year because of it. Its very frustrating and I just want it to be over with.
    Chey1214 1 Replies
    • August 30, 2011
    • 03:03 PM
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