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can straining for bowels cause stomach muscles to hurt

A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Sounds muscular: But its nearly impossible to give you a meaningful answer to a question like this without examining you and obtaining more history (exercise habits, r ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Doubtful: It would be unlikely for the strained back muscle to cause stomach discomfort. It would be more likely that you sprained an abdominal muscle at the t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience in Wound care
Yes.: I am assuming that you are referring to the outer abdominal muscles and not intra-abdominal pains of the intestines. Abdominal muscles are trunk muscl ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Strained bladder: Never heard of straining bladder. Please send more details and discuss with your Dr.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience in Pain Management
Straining back pain: The pressure within the spinal canal increases during straining. Any inflammatory condition may feel worse while straining. What are the other symptom ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Rectal fissure: Fissures from constipation will cause rectal pain, less likely back pain per se. Muscles spasms are not common except for the muscles in the anal area ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
NO: Varicocele will not cause , in some is responsible for low perm count and fertility problem.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Hirshorn
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not likely: painful and enlarging testicles could be due to many conditions including mumps. I doubt a correlation with constipation. Persistence of symptoms shou ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
19 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, : The straining with having a bowel movement could cause additional abdominal pain during an episode of diverticulitis. This will not however make the d ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience in General Surgery
Yes. Yes. : Not all hernias bleed. They can occasionally exacerbate any constipation you already have. I am not sure that they cause "spasm" per se, but they can ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Lots of reasons...: Have you undergone upper endoscopy to rule out gastric disease (inflammatory or functional)? Do you have underlying irritable bowel syndrome? Is your ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Several problems: Pelvic floor becomes weak due to age, multiple child births, trauma, diseases of nerves and muscles, cause rectocele, cystocele , uterine prolapse, et ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: It is possible that if you are doing extreme exercises for the abdominal muscle that it can put a strain on the back and discs. If you are having back ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Thrombosed?: At your age I would expect the most likely reason for the pain etc is that a hemorrhoid is thrombosed. While heat packs and conservative management ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually not but...: Colonoscopies are routine screening procedures for older americans, to look for colon cancer. Usually, there are no after effects, so a person feels f ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Back pain: Generally no. Extreme injury neurologically can cause muscular dysfunction but would be obvious. Gas is generally produced by bacteria acting on in di ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Not really: only if the hemorrhoid are painful it could cause problem because the patient avoid having BM because of the pain. in general you need to keep your bo ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Other symptoms. : A bowel obstruction will cause cramping abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, and constipation. Back pain and pain with walking may ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes: This would almost certainly be accompanied by pain. If it is not painful and it persists, get it checked out.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Long term constipation can lead to hemorrhoids and diverticular disease ( small outpocketings in the intestines) The nerves going to these areas can a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below...: Feeling a constant urge to urinate is an annoying problem. It can be caused by a bladder infection. If you have seen a doc several times and there ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Contipation: Constipation can be one cause of bloating or stomach bulge. The actual definition of constipation is hard stools not the frequency. You can be consti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
12 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis does not involve the rectum or cause spasms. Diverticulosis is also uncommon in someone your age. Whoever has this should eat more fibe ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Usually not: but an abscess from a bowel perforation or infection can make you feel that way. Best to see your doctor ASAP to avoid a much more serious and severe ... Read More
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