Symptom: Cramps


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Cramps: Refers to abdominal cramps, muscle cramps, or menstrual cramps
Introduction: The words "cramps" and "cramping" are overused in the medical world and may mean several different types of cramps or cramping symptoms. For abdominal or stomach symptoms, see abdominal cramps. For cramping of muscles see muscle cramps. For female menstrual-like cramping see menstrual cramps.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Cramps:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Cramps (63 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Cramps (1 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Cramps: Muscle cramps (14), Menstrual cramps (5)
    Symptoms related to Cramps: Abdominal cramps (46), Muscle cramps (14), Menstrual cramps (5), abdominal pain (194), stomach cramps (46)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing symptoms: Cramps: The following list of conditions have 'Cramps' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Alcoholism ... premenstrual discomfort
  • Amphetamines ... stomach cramps
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... muscle cramps
  • Anaphylaxis ... stomach cramps

    B

  • Bowel Obstruction ... severe abdominal cramps, intermittent abdominal cramps
  • Brainerd diarrhea ... mild abdominal cramping

    C

  • Campylobacter food poisoning ... abdominal cramps
  • Celiac Disease ... muscle cramps
  • Cholera ... muscle cramps
  • Ciguatera poisoning ... abdominal cramps
  • Clostridium perfringens food poisoning ... abdominal cramps
  • Colorectal cancer ... abdominal cramps
  • Crohn's disease ... abdominal cramping
  • Cyclosporiasis ... stomach cramps

    D

  • Dehydration ... muscle cramps
  • Depression ... stomach aches
  • Depressive disorders ... stomach aches
  • Diabetes ... muscle cramps
  • Diabetic Diarrhea ... Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli ... abdominal cramps
  • Dientamoeba fragilis ... abdominal cramping
  • Diverticular Disease ... abdominal cramping, mild abdominal cramps
  • Dysentery ... abdominal cramping
  • Dysmenorrhea ... menstrual cramping
  • Dysthymia ... stomach aches

    E

  • Endometriosis ... excessive menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli ... abdominal cramping
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 ... abdominal cramps

    F

  • Food poisoning ... abdominal cramps

    G

  • Gonorrhea ... cramps

    H

  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis ... muscle cramps
  • Heart attack ... stomach discomfort
  • Heartburn ... stomach discomfort
  • Heat cramps ... muscle cramps
  • Heat exhaustion ... muscle cramps
  • Heatstroke ... muscle cramps
  • HIV/AIDS ... abdominal cramps
  • Hookworm ... intestinal cramps

    I

  • Inflammatory bowel disease ... abdominal cramps
  • Intestinal obstruction ... severe abdominal cramps, intermittent abdominal cramps
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction ... cramps
  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... abdominal cramping

    L

  • Lactose Intolerance ... abdominal cramps

    M

  • Miscarriage ... menstrual cramps
  • Motor neuron diseases ... muscle cramps

    N

  • Norwalk-like viruses ... abdominal cramps

    P

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease ... cramps
  • Porphyria ... muscle cramps

    S

  • Salmonella enteritidis ... abdominal cramps
  • Salmonella food poisoning ... abdominal cramps
  • Secondary Dysmenorrhea ... menstrual cramping
  • Shigellosis ... abdominal cramps
  • Short Bowel Syndrome ... cramping
  • Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning ... abdominal cramps

    T

  • Traveler's diarrhea ... abdominal cramping
  • Trichinosis ... slight stomachache
  • Type 1 diabetes ... muscle cramps
  • Type 2 diabetes ... muscle cramps

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... mild lower abdominal cramps
  • Uremia ... muscle cramps

    V

  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus ... abdominal cramping
  • Viral gastroenteritis ... abdominal cramps

    W

  • Whipple's Disease ... abdominal cramps
    Conditions listing complications: Cramps: The following list of conditions have 'Cramps' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    S

  • Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning ... muscle cramping (from vomiting/diarrhea)


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