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can constipation cause leg pain

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Mostly constipation can cause back pain and occasionally leg pain. Correct the constipation with stool softener and diet. If the leg pain continues ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Constipation does-: -not cause leg pain unless you have a herniated disk in your back, & increasing your abdominal pressure due 2 the constipation, they are not rela ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Many thoughts: This could be a disc that is made worse with internal abdomenal pressure from the constipation. Your physician can help clarify
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Amenorrhea: Sounds like you haven't ovulated the last few months. You may be getting ready to have a really heavy bleed. I usually tell my patients don't go mor ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Homer Lassiter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fiber and fluids: Constipation can be managed in general with dietary and supplemental fiber as well as adequate fluid intake and exercise. Stool softeners, magnesium ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe for the groin-: Pain, though its very unlikely; leg pain: never heard of it causing it, but conceivably could happen, depending on cause of the constipation, which af ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
No: There is no direct relationship of constipation as the cause of edema in the feet and legs.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Numbness w/ BM: Not usual. Did it occur during a bowel movement? Straining increases pressure in the body/head /abdomen and that can irritate nerves/ have vascular e ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, I think so.: Severe constipation changes the way your organs fit together and that can create pressure on nerves that connect with other nerves. So the pain can po ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Multiple causes : That is a very broad and complicated issue, but I would suggest that you make sure your electrolytes are normal which includes calcium, magnesium, and ... Read More

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