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can constipation cause pain in right side of abdomen

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Even moderate constipation can be painful. Drink sufficient (clean, healthy) water. That would be at least 6-8 8oz glasses a day. Also, try to include ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
LLQ discomfort: May just be retained stool, but there are lots of causes of recurrent left lower quadrant abdominal discomfort in men-- identified by first addressing ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Check up: For some people a bm every 5 days is normal but this would be almost a life long pattern. If this represents a change in your normal bowel pattern yo ... Read More
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Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
There could be: Many reasons for this but any new change in bowel habits with or without pain should be evaluated by your doctor with a possible follow up colonoscopy ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not commonly: Be aware, usually one of the hallmarks of strep throat is the lack of cough. Also, this type of infection doesn't tend to have a lot of abdominal lik ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
33 years experience Cardiology
Abdominal pain : These little text boxes allow brief notes on general topics but aren't big enough for the detailed question/answer needed to sort out your symptoms. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
18 years experience Pediatrics
Yes it can: Should get checked though if MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or Dulcolax does not help with back pain.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
It may: As the constipated area of feces moves through your intestine/colon, it can cause pains as the area stretches.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Gall bladder disease: Could be gall bladder disease or spastic bowel disease. Suggest you get an abdominal ultrasound
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You should see a doctor. Get evaluated and all your testing. Then you will have a diagnosis and not suffer so much anymore. You need to be free of thi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Francini
31 years experience Pain Management
Yes: dilatation of the bowel wall can cause pain that is generalized at the spinal cord level and is interpreted as back pain by your brain.

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