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can constipation cause right side abdominal pain

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Consider stress: The good news so far is that your doctor has likely excluded a goodly number of significant illnesses. Have an honest look at your life, diet, relatio ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
Ulcers? constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder.. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything ma ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Liver?: Liver might cause that kind of pain if there is a problem, check all factors..
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
IBS: Perhaps. But the best way in which to figure out what is going on here is to visit with a gastroenterologist and allow them to evaluate you thoroughl ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
22 years experience in Anesthesiology
Back pain : I can only think of kidney stones and muscle tightness and cramps that cause back pain. Constipation can only cause back pain if you are straining re ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
18 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: Yes, constipation can often cause pain that is referred to the back.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: If right upper quadrant under ribs. Can cause liver enlargement. Gastritis and doudenitis. As well as peptic ulcer.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Potentially: Depending on where the gas is, it could cause right lower quadrant pain. Of course, when you speak of rlq pain, the concern for appendicitis appears, ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: That area is a common area of pain in ibs.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subbu Nagappan
37 years experience in General Surgery
Colon problem: obstruction in the colon due to a mass narrowing in the colon secondary to diverticulitis lack of fiber i n your diet overuse of narcotics
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
RLQ maybe not GI?: Not necessarily of GI origin. Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to loca ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If this problem lasts more than a few days, see your doctor. There are many potential causes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: One of the sign of constipation is pain because of the difficulty of passing the stool.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
It may: It may.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Many things: Several things, including appendicitis. See your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience in 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 in 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience in General Surgery
Gerd: This can be gastritis gerd or other GI issues i recommend seeing your pcp or GI doctor to begin work up and get you proper medications.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Kidney disease: Kidney stones would be a consideration. How are you urinating? Do you have a history of stones? Do you have blood in your urine, been dehydrated, tak ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
36 years experience in General Surgery
Urine infection: Bladder or urine infection can cause those symptoms.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Need more info: What is an acute abdominal strain? This is not a medical term. The symptoms you have described sound severe and there are several serious illnesses t ... Read More
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