A 39-year-old female asked:
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can constipation cause pain in my right hip and lower back down to my knee or can it be sciatica? how is sciatica diagnosed?

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Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Sounds like sciatica: The constipation would have to be long standing but if you have been straining to have a bm you could increase pressure in your abdomen that can cause a disc herniations. These are most common source if sciatica. These symptoms usually get better with time.
Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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