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Lower back pain and frequent bowel movements

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Halper
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Back pain: See your doctor.... Could be related to your colon or other abdominal structures...

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A female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
More info needed: Might have strained muscles while pushing. Much more info would be needed to say more.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: If the constipation that you report is new, you may want to be tested for hypothyroidism. Without any addition details about your low back pain and w... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be seen: I would encourage you to be seen and thoroughly evaluated; particularly if the pain is severe and going on for two months. Many potential causes incl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Many possibilities: Low back pain and constipation 9 days after a cesarean. Constipation is common after a cesarean, due to pain meds and not moving as much. Make sure ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Many possibilities: the back pain could be muscle pain or disc from straining at the stool. It could be inbtesinal but usally that is felt in the abdomeln
A member asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Back pain : we need more information to help you. The first thing that down to mind is inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. The ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Blankinship
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Yes: The straining associated with constipation can cause increased pressure on the lower spine which could potentially aggravate a back condition.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes: Straining with bowel movements can increase you intrabdominal pressure which can exacerbate back pain and can also worsen pain that may be resulting f... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
LBP: Unless you have had a new back injury, i'd check soon with the doctor who did your surgery.

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