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How to Treat & Prevent Stomach Cramps

Learn how to treat stomach cramps from gastroenterologist Lisa Ganjhu, M.D. in this Howcast video about stomach problems and digestive disorders.

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If you have a stomach cramps, there's a couple of different things you can do to help your symptoms. Sometimes, drinking some water will help to relax the digestive tract. Mint or mint tea is a great way of relaxing the digestive tract and can help with cramps within your stomach. If those modalities don't work, your doctor can write you a prescription for anti-spasmodic medication that will help to relax your colon and get rid of the pain. It's important to seek medical advice if you're having a lot of cramping, and especially if you're having fever, diarrhea or any other alarm symptoms such as bleeding, associated with the cramping, because that could be a medical emergency, and it's important to seek medical advice.

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