• suraj suraj
    June 08, 2009
    What causes chronic severe stomach cramps in a male?
    suraj suraj
    June 08, 2009

    I am a 21 year old guy who keeps getting cramps in my upper left stomach area for the last 2 years.  I had appendicitis and surgery a year ago, but since then I am having the same stomach cramps.  They reduce with regular exercise but if I quit, the cramps return.  My doctor says that it is indigestion or irritable bowel syndrome, but now these cramps have made me very unhealthy. I cannot concentrate on work properly;I usually get ill and acidity ie. feeling stickyness in stomach. Constipation and diarhea are frequent (every 2 months). Can it be cancer?  Can it be treated? 

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  • Elizabeth Roberts
    Health Guide
    June 14, 2009
    Elizabeth Roberts
    Health Guide
    June 14, 2009

    Hello Suraj,

     

    If you are not happy with the care, or lack of care, you are receiving from your current doctor then you may need to find a 2nd opinion. It is possible that your symptoms could be caused by IBS - you may want to the visit this IBS web site, www.ibsgroup.org for more information.

     

    Or, I have heard of people having pain and other abdominal problems from scar tissue that forms after surgery such as for the appendix. You may want to ask your doctor about that.

     

    As for cancer. . . I am not a doctor so cannot speak to that. But it seems not so likely for someone your age. And it would be better to look at a few other options first.

     

    Find another doctor for a 2nd opinion and make an appt. today.

     

    Peace,

    Elizabeth

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