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can constipation cause lower abdominal pain

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Be seen asap: Please have the patient be seen promptly! With all of the symptoms noted from different organ systems, he needs to be brought to attention ASAP.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, appendix, large intestine, abdominal muscles, kidneys, etc.. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pain can be from many things. Stomach acid problems cause pain, as does pancreatitis or gallstones. Appendicitis is always a concern (pain i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Absolutely; due to..: small bowel distension after material in colon has accumulated & not moved on. One of the best strategies to prevent & ↓ recurrence is activit ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: One of the sign of constipation is pain because of the difficulty of passing the stool.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If this problem lasts more than a few days, see your doctor. There are many potential causes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
It may: It may.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The bowels are located throughout the abdominal cavity and constipation can cause pain in different areas often referred to the pelvis and or back.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Anything's possible: ...but you may want to consider alternative cause for the symptoms you mentioned. Evaluation is indicated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Constipation can lead to pain throughout the abdomen. It can also lead to other symptoms.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The pyelonephritis is infection and inflammation of the kidney , and when the infection is spreading down via the ureters - the conducting pipes takin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Lower abdominal pain: Yes. It could. When was the last time you had a bowel movement. Has it been several days? Has your stool recently been hard and difficult to pass? Try ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of lower abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Theref ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
No.: While severe abdominal distention could most certainly aggravate the SYMPTOMS of a hiatal hernia or even a ventral abdominal wall hernia, it does not ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
36 years experience General Surgery
Urine infection: Bladder or urine infection can cause those symptoms.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
18 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Yes, constipation can often cause pain that is referred to the back.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Gut, gyn, urinary: Those are the top 3 sources; neurologic less common. Among those are many, many causes. Depends on age, duration, location, quality of pain, e.g. Shar ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: That area is a common area of pain in ibs.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bloating: Bloating in your in your lower abdomen can cause pressure on the bladder and urethra.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It can and nausea and vomiting and loss of appetite as well as abdominal pain
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Get help for bloat: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloat/pain, and not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without un ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debashish Bose
18 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Constipation can be surprisingly painful and difficult to treat. However, any severe abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician to make sure no ... Read More
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