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can constipation cause back pain or kidney pain?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It can and nausea and vomiting and loss of appetite as well as abdominal pain
Answered on Jun 14, 2020
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Usually it's not actually the kidney that hurts but the area in the upper flank. If you are constipated try drinking a lot of water and use some Miralax (polyethylene glycol) which is sold OTC.
Answered on Mar 1, 2020

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