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Can constipation cause pelvic pain and lower back pain?

Can constipation cause pelvic pain and lower back pain?

Yes: The bowels are located throughout the abdominal cavity and constipation can cause pain in different areas often referred to the pelvis and or back. ...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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Hello, can bowel movement issues effects lower back pain?

Hello, can bowel movement issues effects lower back pain?

Yes: The straining associated with constipation can cause increased pressure on the lower spine which could potentially aggravate a back condition. ...Read more

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Can mid back problems cause spasms and aches on right flank, back and stomach? No aneurysm, infection, kidneys pancreas good. Pain spasms come and go

Can mid back problems cause spasms and aches on right flank,  back and stomach? No aneurysm, infection, kidneys pancreas good. Pain spasms come and go

Yes: Spinal conditions which can cause this include degenerative disc disease and spinal instability (flexion/extension xrays can help to confirm this). Other causes include ovarian cysts, appendicitis, digestive issues e.g. Lactose intolerance, etc. If symptoms persist you need to see a doctor for an exam and some more testing. Hope this helps... ...Read more

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Sciatica pain and bursitis pain started with straining for bowel movement pain also in small of back what to do?

Sciatica pain and bursitis pain started with straining for bowel movement pain also in small of back what to do?

Stretch and Exercise: i would suggest stretching out and working on strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, i would consider evaluation by your doctor for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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Have some problem of back pain and muscular pain?

More detail: I cannot tell if this is a statement of fact or if there is a question hidden in there. ...Read more

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Low back pain, sacrum area. And urge to have a bowel movement, but with constipation, also nausea and pain in pelvis. ?

Low back pain, sacrum area. And urge to have a bowel movement, but with constipation, also nausea and pain in pelvis. ?

Constipation: Constipation can cause all of the symptoms described. Chronic constipation should be evaluated by your doctor who will evaluate for medication side effects, irritable bowel syndrome, spinal cord lesions and a number of other causes. ...Read more

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Does constipation cause back pain and buttock pain?

Does constipation cause back pain and buttock pain?

It May: Severe constipation can cause buttock ; back pain. But the reverse is also true. Some back pain medications can cause constipation. Also, diseases (some quite serious) that affect the colon or pelvic area can cause both buttock/back pain and severe constipation. If the pain does not go away long term after your bowels are going again, see your doctor! ...Read more

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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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Can bowel issues cause bad low back pain?

Can bowel issues cause bad low back pain?

Yes: There are some lower abdominal conditions that I have seen that aldo present with lbp. Diverticulitis, crohn's and even ibs. ...Read more

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Lower back pain side pain lower abdominal pain can all these be symptoms of CKD or just uti?

Lower back pain side pain lower abdominal pain can all these be symptoms of CKD or just uti?

Here are some ...: All these symptoms are not close or pertinent but distant to CKD or UTI. CKD is usually asymptomatic in its early stage and UTI usually comes with a great amount of irritating voiding symptom. More? Ask Doc timely for detail. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause back and leg pain?

Can constipation cause back and leg pain?

Yes: Mostly constipation can cause back pain and occasionally leg pain. Correct the constipation with stool softener and diet. If the leg pain continues would see doctor. ...Read more

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Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Stress: Can cause just about any symptom. People respond to stress differently. I would talk to your doctor to make sure nothing else causing symptoms. But stress can cause multiple symptoms ...Read more

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Can straining during bowel movements cause ongoing lower back pain?

Yes: Straining with bowel movements can increase you intrabdominal pressure which can exacerbate back pain and can also worsen pain that may be resulting from a disc herniation. Talk with you pcp about your issue. They may recommend a stool softener or even a laxative to help alleviate the bowel issues. They can also help determine if there is some other source to your back pain. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain associated with sluggish bowel movements this pain is radiating to my right hip and groin. Worse in morning?

I have lower back pain associated with sluggish bowel movements this pain is radiating to my right hip and groin.  Worse in morning?

Back pain: Back pain caused by disc degeneration or spinal stenosis can often get worse with "straining" due to sluggish colon. It may also radiate into groin or gluteal area. You need to increase your fiber (metamucil, etc) and other natural laxatives. Also, stay active. If this does not help you should have a check up, including hip x-rays, and an MRI of your back. ...Read more

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Painful period with back and shoulder pain and diarrhea?

Cannot diagnose: The symptoms you have provided may or may not be in sync with one another, and in addition would have to see you face to face and examine you in order to assess this. See your family doctor, and in addition, answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Servere sciatic pain and lower lumbar pain after bowel movement?

Servere sciatic pain and lower lumbar pain after bowel movement?

Compression neuritis: get examined with emphasis on the pelvis and lumbosacral spine. You may need anti inflammatory medicine and an MRI of the lS spine. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more