Stomach cramp

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Classification according to ICD-10
R10.1 Pain in the upper abdomen
ICD-10 online (WHO version 2019)

A stomach cramp or Magenspasmus is a most painful, spasmodic contraction of the stomach muscles. The often severe stomach pain usually occurs briefly and several times in a row. Causes can be upset stomach , gastrointestinal infections , gastritis , stomach ulcers and stomach cancer . Through reflexes, diseases of other organs can also lead to gastric spasms, such as gallstone disease . In addition to these physical causes, psychological causes can also cause stomach cramps. Often, stomach cramps are accompanied by vomiting or diarrhea .

Historical literature

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hans Adolf Kühn: Diseases of the stomach and duodenum. In: Ludwig Heilmeyer (ed.): Textbook of internal medicine. Springer-Verlag, Berlin / Göttingen / Heidelberg 1955; 2nd edition, ibid. 1961, pp. 767-804, here: p. 777.
  2. a b c d e f stomach cramp . In: Pschyrembel Medical Dictionary. 257th edition. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 1993, ISBN 3-933203-04-X , p. 1648.
  3. ^ Hans Adolf Kühn: Diseases of the stomach and duodenum. 1961, p. 777.