Spastic Pain of the Stomach

Spastic Pain of the Stomach

Spastic pain of the stomach is a common digestive issue, characterized by cramping, sharp, recurrent pain in the abdomen. It is usually caused by overeating, eating too quickly, an overactive digestive system, or sensitive nerve endings in the digestive tract.

Symptoms of Spastic Pain in the Stomach

The primary symptom of spastic pain of the stomach is cramping pain in the upper or lower abdomen area lasting from a few minutes to a few hours. Other common symptoms may include:

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Vomiting
  • A change in appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Feeling full soon after starting to eat

What Causes Spastic Pain of the Stomach?

There are many potential causes of spastic pain of the stomach, including:

  • Eating too quickly
  • Overeating
  • Eating foods that are difficult to digest
  • Anxiety or stress
  • Food allergies or sensitivities
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Infections
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Kidney stones
  • Pancreatitis

Diagnosis of Spastic Pain of the Stomach

Your doctor will perform a physical exam and review your symptoms, medical history, and family history to diagnose spastic pain of the stomach. The doctor may also order blood tests, abdominal x-rays, and other tests to determine the underlying cause of the pain.

Treatment for Spastic Pain of the Stomach

The goal of treatment for spastic pain of the stomach is to relieve the symptoms and address the underlying cause. Treatment may include lifestyle changes, such as changing your diet, avoiding certain foods or drinks, and managing stress. Other treatments may include medications such as antacids or anti-diarrheal medicines, as well as being more physically active and exercising regularly. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.