Abdominal cramps, Diarrhea, Loss of appetite: 12 Possible Causes
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What causes abdominal cramps, diarrhea and loss of appetite? 12 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Giardiasis

Giardiasis is an infection in your small intestine caused by microscopic parasites called giardia.

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2

Viral Gastroenteritis

Viral gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu, is caused by a number of different viruses. Its symptoms usually last for two to three days.

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3

PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

PMS symptoms start five to 11 days before menstruation and typically go away once menstruation begins. The cause of PMS is unknown.

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4

The Many Sides of Bacterial Gastroenteritis

Bacterial infections are common causes of gastrointestinal infections. This type of infection is also called "food poisoning" and is often caused by poor hygiene or ingesting foods contaminated with bacteria.

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5

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine and causes many uncomfortable symptoms, such as bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, and pain.

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6

Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gluten. Learn about celiac disease systems, diagnosis, and treatment.

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7

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. It is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may affect your quality of life. Crohn's disease is characterized b...

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8

E. coli Infection

E. coli is a type of bacteria normally found in intestines. But certain kinds of E. coli can cause infection and severe symptoms like diarrhea and dehydration.

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9

Drug Allergy Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication. Your immune system identifies the drug as foreign and acts to eliminate it from your body.

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10

Staphylococcus Aureus Food Poisoning

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium found in the nose and on the skin of about 25 percent of healthy people and animals. It is a common cause o...

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11

Radiation Enteritis

Radiation enteritis is a common complication of radiation treatment near the abdomen. It occurs when radiation irritates your small intestine.

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12

Pyogenic Liver Abscess

A pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a pocket of pus in the liver. It can be life-threatening. Find out the causes and symptoms of PLA and how it's treated.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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