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lower back pain relief after bowel movement

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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.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Blankinship
12 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: The straining associated with constipation can cause increased pressure on the lower spine which could potentially aggravate a back condition.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Colon spasm: I suspect that you are experiencing "referred pain" from your colon, which will go into a bit of a spasm to expel its contents when it is time for you ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Osta
18 years experience in Pain Management
GI ISSUES AND PAIN: These symptoms could have totally independent origins such as irritable bowel disease co-existing with lumbar degenerative disk disease. However, you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Compression neuritis: get examined with emphasis on the pelvis and lumbosacral spine. You may need anti inflammatory medicine and an MRI of the lS spine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Hemorrhoids likely.: This is likely due to hemorrhoids. The history strongly suggest it, since pain is after a bowel movement, and likely associated with straining. It c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
Not normal : Many things can cause your symptoms (adhesions, colon issues, anal issues, endometriosis, etc) but clearly, it is not normal to have "severe" pain wi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
40 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Get evaluated!: At 18, these are unusual complaints. I am concerned that you have a significant nerve compression, especially with the low back pain with standin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Luq: Discomfort in the LUQ can be due to muscle strain, gas trapped in the colon,colon inflammation or disorders of the spleen. Your physician should exami ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Cannot diagnose: But as per my prior answers, it sounds as if this may be worsening and worthy of physician attention. See a doctor and describe the pain, frequency, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be ....: Kidney stone, kidney infection, bladder prolapse, uterine prolapse, constipation, and rarely a malignancy. A hernia is possible too. It would be good ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
See GI: From your profile, it appears you have had a colonoscopy. Depending on when that was performed, you may need another. Bleeding is never normal, so y ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: You should see your doctor, given the severity of your back pain coupled with the fact that your late.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Fluids, Fiber: Sounds like you've got hard stools, which can be painful. I suggest 1-2 tablespoons full of psyllium husks (Metamucil, Konsyl) in a glass of water. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
See your doc: I recommend visiting your family physician to better determine the underlying cause of your pain and to treat you appropriately. Wishing you the very ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Please record the onset, degree, frequency, and duration, interval, etc. of the pain, and bring those to Doc for analysis, more Hx, physicals, and tes ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience in Family Medicine
Multiple causes: Your symptoms could be caused by a gyn or GI problem. At your age anything is possible and a visit to your family physician is in order asap.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sounds like: Constipation but suggest a doc visit to get exam thorough history and correct diagnosis and treatment!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience in Urogynecology
Several reasons: Pain in your lower abdomen, or pelvis, could be from your ovaries; but it could also be from other parts of your body (uterus, bladder, intestines etc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Need more info: If the pain is in the area of the stomach and you were bearing down hard to move your bowels, then it could be that in the process of bearing down you ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
An evaluation needed: There are many causes, and a good history and exam would really help. You can start with your primary care doctor, eat a bland diet (avoid spicy food) ... Read More
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