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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can gas and constipation cause lower pelvic pain? it feels like shooting pains on both sides of my pelvis

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Yes: Pain and discomfort related to gas and/or constipation can certainly cause lower abdominal pain and shooting-type pain. Some women can also have these types of symptoms related to ovulation. This is know as Mittelschmerz and is one-sided.

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