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Severe lower abdomen pain and lower butt pain after bowel movement?

Severe lower abdomen pain and lower butt pain after bowel movement?

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 could be anal fissure, or possibly another colon/anal issue. Depending on your age, and if this has been going on a while, you might want to see your doctor to get a rectal exam/testing to make sure it is not worse, like cancer, etc.. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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I have severe lower abdomen pain and lower back pain after bowel movement?

I have severe lower abdomen pain and lower back pain after bowel movement?

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 with bms. See your md asap for evaluation. If the pain is truly severe and getting worse you may need to go to er. ...Read more

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I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool. Now notice I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor. Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool.  Now notice  I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor.  Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?

Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, can sometimes be due to diverticulitis, but certainly can be a sign of bleeding in the upper digestive tract. You should share this new finding with your doctor and see if it affects her working differential. You may need tests to rule out an upper gastrointestinal source of bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Back and lower abdomen pain that radiates to my legs, indigestion, loose bowel movements, 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Sign of labor?

Back and lower abdomen pain that radiates to my legs, indigestion, loose bowel movements, 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Sign of labor?

Rhythmic or not?: If the pains are rhythmic and can be timed at regular intervals of increasingly shortened intervals then labor is on the way. If not it is just the pressure of the pregnancy on the internal structures. ...Read more

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What causes right side pain with IBS-C / IBS-A? I never get left side pain and it's a full ache that isn't relieved by bowel movements

Sacroiliac joint: Right sided pain with IBS suggests unilateral sacroiliac joint (SIJ) disorder; both associated w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Constant aching "side" discomfort more likely associated w. chronic soft tissue disorder than w. spastic bowel, which generates crampy intermittent pain. Parasympathetic (PS) nerves overlie SIJ. SIJ hypermobity w. PS stimulation begets intestinal evacuation. ...Read more

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I started taking a zpack along with qnasl saturday. Today I've had about 8 bowel movements (all firm) with belly pain/cramps. Could this be a side effect of the meds in conjunction? I've taken zpacks before alone with no problems?!?

I started taking a zpack along with qnasl saturday. Today I've had about 8 bowel movements (all firm) with belly pain/cramps. Could this be a side effect of the meds in conjunction? I've taken zpacks before alone with no problems?!?

Yes : Although you have not had problems in the past with intestinal problems with this antibiotic that does not mean that you never will as it can happen at anytime. Intestinal complications and nausia/vomiting are common complaints with zpacks. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in my lower abdomen in the front and back while having a bowel movement!?

It could be many rea: You need to be examined very soon as pain on moving bowel could be inflammatory or neoplastic ie because of inflammatory bowel disease on which could be infective or immunity related ie auto immune etc //or neoplastic which could be mechanical obstuction secondary to tumor either malignant or benign so go and a doctor now and be examined and investigated. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more