How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Saha Your Own Question
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 17646
Experience:  35 years of experience
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Saha is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have been having severe stomach spasms. I am 38 years old.

This answer was rated:

I have been having severe stomach spasms. I am 38 years old. Have irregular bowel movements (i.e. once ever 8-10 days). I have had a hysterectomy two years ago. No fever. Just periodic severe pain. My stomach gets tight and ultimately relaxes again. I am over weight. I feel no hernia bulge.

Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Where does the spasm start exactly?

Does it spread to any other part?

Is there any tender point?

Did you consult doctor?

Did you have any test?

When did you pass stool last?

Is there any difficulty in passing gas?

How is urine?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

to the right of my belly button - the spasm moves a little across the stomach to the other side of the belly button. It is tender afterward. It is painful while hapening. No doctor consult. Last stool was 2 days ago. No difficulty passing gas. Colonoscopy done 3 years ago and was clear.

Hello Caitlin,

Thank you for the information,

The tenderness & pain at lower right side of abdomen can come from different conditions.

As you are not passing stool daily, the spasm can be due to intestinal contraction.

In addition to fibre pills, Dulcolax suppository can be tried if the bowel movement is not adequate.

Take plenty of fruits, vegetables, water or other liquid which can help in constipation.

The other possibilities can be inflammatory bowel disease, infection of the intestine or colitis.

Though you had colonoscopy 3 years back and they did not find any sign of inflammatory bowel disease, colitis can be possible.

As it is present on the right side, appendix pain can be an another possibility.

It can also come from urinary infection, urinary stone.

Pelvic infection, inflammation, muscle strain also can cause pain in this area.

As the spasm is too much, you need to take a review by your doctor.

A few tests like blood tests, ultrasound or scan can be necessary.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.

Dr. Saha and 3 other Health Specialists are ready to help you

Related Health Questions