I am a smoker, and lately when I smoke I have sharp cramps below my belly button, and down to my c-section scar, all the way across my lower abdomen. It doesn't happen when I'm not smoking, but I do have a dull lower back ache that is constant. What could this be?
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.
The typical site which you have mentioned along with a history of smoking suggests acid reflux from smoking. First of all stop smoking and avoid eating any junk food or oily, spicy food.
Take a healthy,balanced and nutritious diet consisting more of fruits, salads, soups and raw vegetables(after proper washing).Also increase the protein content in your diet instead of carbohydrates and fats.
An advice from a dietician will be helpful. Take some OTC antacid like Mylanta. If the symptoms persist then please consult a physician and get a CT scan lungs done.
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