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Back Pain And Bowel Problems
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low back pain, sacrum area. And urge to have a bowel movement, but with constipation, also nausea and pain in pelvis. ?
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
Lower abdominal pain n low back pain on right side with fever and also excessive farting and belching and frequent bowel movement 5+ a day?
Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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