Abdominal Cramping

With cramping pain in the belly: The pain may hurt a little or a lot. The amount of pain may change from minute to minute. Cramps often get better when you pass gas or have a bowel movement. The pain may feel like a tightness or pinching in your belly. The pain may be in one specific area or be over a larger area. It…

Abdominal Cramping

Abdominal Cramping

With cramping pain in the belly:

  • The pain may hurt a little or a lot.
  • The amount of pain may change from minute to minute. Cramps often get better when you pass gas or have a bowel movement.
  • The pain may feel like a tightness or pinching in your belly.
  • The pain may be in one specific area or be over a larger area. It may move around.

Credits

Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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