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Ongoing pain

I have been dealing with horrible stomach cramps that come and go. I'm also starting to get nauseous and feeling like throwing up. This had been going on for a week, maybe longer now. Please help?
  • Female | 18 years old
  • Complaint duration: 10 days
  • Conditions: Nauseous, Stomach Pain, Diarrhea

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Week long stomach cramps and nausea and the sensation to vomit need evaluation in an emergency room. They will likely draw some blood to rule out dehydration, take stool cultures to access if you have an infection in your GI tract. They likely will test to rule out if you are pregnant. Then they may order an x-ray of your abdomen.
This could be anything from pregnancy to gallbladder to appendix or gluten intolerance. You need to get this checked with lab work and a doctor visit.
The best option is to be evaluated by your physician or go to the emergency room. I agree that the first test which should be ordered is a pregnancy test. Many conditions can cause abdominal pain from dyspepsia or gas to ulcer disease to appendicitis. Concerning symptoms should be persistence of pain, vomiting, fever or a rigid abdomen. It could also be something as simple as gastroenteritis or "stomach bug" which is often times viral.
HOw can I help when I don't know what is wrong with you? I would suggest you do a pregnancy test and check with your doctor.