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I have been feeling movement in my abdomen for about 11/2

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I have been feeling movement in my abdomen for about 11/2 months. The movement is similar to fetal movement, but a pregnancy test revealed that it wasn't pregnancy. I was told that it could be gallbladder spasms. What are some of the causes for this type spasm? Do you know of any other medical conditions that abdominal movement could be a symptom of? Thanks!
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 11 years ago.


There are 2 main causes of abdominal movement besides fetal movements:

- Excessive movement of the intestines - this can occur when you suffer from mild indigestion. Gas is formed when the undigested food ferments. This causes irritation and there is excess movement of the intestines as they attempt to remove the gas. Movement of the gas itself can cause a sensation of something moving in the abdomen. Sometimes this may cause an acute colicky pain with nausea and vomiting.

- Gallbladder spasms: If a gallstone is lodged in the bile duct or when a gallstone moves within the gallbladder, there may be spasm. There is usually acute pain the right upper part of the abdomen, fever with chills, nausea an vomiting. Please see:

Enzyme preparations, regular exercise and a bland diet can usually help with the indigetion while gallstone can be diagnosed with an abdominal Xray.

I hope this helps.

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