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How are her stool? I mean is she having diarrhea?
Any other medical problems?
There are no problems there.
and she does not have diarrhea?
Where exactly does she feel the cramps? Upper abdomen? lower abdomen? or mid abdomen?
It seems to be upper abdomen
I personally think that she should be seen by her GP ASAP or if the symptoms are severe in the emergency
I want that she should be examined and tested if required.
These symptoms may indicate many things like stones in the gallbaldder, gastritis to name a couple
So she should be investigated on these lines
She may require an imaging study like ultrasound
are you following me?
I understand. They are closed at the moment. Is there anything I can give her or do to ease her discomfort?
You can try giving her OTC pain medications like ibuprofen to see if that helps.
There is no over-the-counter spasmolytic or medication for cramps in UK that I know of.
So that would require a prescription.
What about paracetamol?
Paracetamol is a bit too mild, although it may help and worth a try.
I've been told giving ibuprofen for stomach related discomfort and pain can make it worse. Forgive my ignorance if I'm wrong
If it is gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) it does make it worse yes I agree
But cramping pain like that, even though can be due to gastritis, but it is unlikely to be due to it.
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