Spastic Pain of the Intestine

What Is Spastic Pain of the Intestine?

Spastic Pain of the Intestine is a condition that affects the large intestine (colon) and can cause abdominal cramping and discomfort. This condition is caused by abnormal contractions of the muscles in the large intestine, resulting in a buildup of gas in the digestive tract and spasmodic pain. The pain can range from mild to severe and can come on suddenly or gradually. People experiencing Spastic Pain of the Intestine may also experience accompanying symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating and flatulence.


There are many possible causes for Spastic Pain of the Intestine. Some causes may include:

  • A diet high in fiber
  • Eating too quickly
  • Eating very large meals
  • Anxiety or stress
  • Hormonal changes
  • Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS
  • Lack of exercise
  • An infection in the digestive tract

Diagnosis and Treatment

If you experience recurring or worsening symptoms of spastic pain of the intestine, it is important to consult your doctor. They may recommend tests or procedures to diagnose and evaluate your condition. Some tests may include a barium enema, an endoscopy, a sigmoidoscopy, or a colonoscopy. Once a diagnosis is made, your doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment. Commonly used treatments for Spastic Pain of the Intestine may include prescription medications, lifestyle changes, and dietary modifications.


In many cases, simple lifestyle changes can go a long way in preventing Spastic Pain of the Intestine. Dietary adjustments are the most common preventative measure, since changes in eating habits may help to reduce the symptoms of the condition. It is important to consume a diet high in fiber, low in saturated fats, and low in processed foods. It is also important to avoid eating large meals and to try to eat more frequent, smaller meals throughout the day. In addition to dietary modifications, regular exercise can also help to keep the digestive system working properly and reduce the risk of spastic pain.