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Williamston, MI
A 45-year-old female asked:

Is there anyway a thickened and irritated cecum can cause pain and swelling of the left side of my back?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Not likely: Inflammation in the cecum can cause pain low on the right side of your back but not likely the left. However, a thickened cecum can be a sign of crohn's disease (among other things) which can also have arthritis symptoms like back pain.
Last updated Jan 22, 2021

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