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Question by  Swaminathan (33)

I have intense side cramps, what should I do?


Answer by  Sarah1212 (7)

To relieve your cramps try a combination of things including taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc), massaging the area, taking a hot bath and then stretching the area. You can stretch your side by leaning in the direction opposite of the side with cramps.


Answer by  askanswer (349)

You can try taking some ibuprofen (Advil) or another type of painkiller to try and make them stop. Take them with plenty of water and with a full stomach. If that doesn't help, you should seek medical attention from a doctor.


Answer by  mb (5482)

It depends on the cause of the cramps. Menstral and "running" cramps are not a reason for concern. Sudden cramps, especially with difficulty urinating, could be a sign of a kidney stone. See a doctor.


Answer by  Tiara (351)

You can use a heating pad to sooth the cramps, drink a lot of water and take pain medication. You can also take a warm bath with Epsom salt relieve the cramps. Contact your doctor immediately if those methods don't help you.


Answer by  hemantc (169)

To prevent intense side cramps- 1 Dont swallow breath. 2 Breath deeply 3 Avoid meals 2-3 hours before running. 4 Eat balanced diet food for proper hydration. 5 Do a proper exercise.


Answer by  playmaker55 (314)

Intense side cramps is probably something to do with an injury. You should go to a doctor as they can better understand what is going on. If it is something to do with your stomach then your doctor may send you to a specialist who has more equipment to diagnosis your problem.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Firstly the cause for the side cramp should to be determined. It may be due to muscle trauma, dehydration, low blood salt, varicose veins, kidney disease, gall bladder disease etc. Muscle cramps can be treated by stretching, massage and by appropriate intake of fluid and salt. Vitamin B complex and calcium channel blockers also help to cure muscle cramps.

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