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Back Pain Bladder Problems
Common : Common symptoms of a bladder infection are urgency, frequency, burning with urination, and visible blood in the urine. Low back pain is less common but is a symptom. It also may be a symptom related to kidney infection in addition to bladder infection. Fever is generally associated with kidney infections along with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
No, but you can-: -have back symptoms from urinary causes. Many times it is referred to the back. ...Read more
Rarely: Very serious back problems often seen in people who have had multiple surgeries and have a lot of scar tissue causing nerve compression will have genitorurinary problems but this is not usually the case in most men with back pain. See a urologist and have a work-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constipation?: It is not uncommon that bowel and bladder problems coincide and can lead to complaints of abdominal discomfort or cramping as well as frequency urgency and occasional incontinence. Liw hydration status can also lead to headaches. I would start with trying to have a normal soft banana consistency stool daily and see if that helps resolve all three problems. ...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
Yes, may need ER: Yes, uti's can definitely cause pain in your pelvic region, but if you are having rib pain you may need to be concerned about pyelonephritis, which is where a UTI can climb up toward your kidneys and can be a much more severe infection. If you are having any systemic signs, changes in urination, you may want to consider being checked out sooner than later as this can lead to kidney damage. ...Read more
See below: Not sure i understand this question some people have more back pain when they bend forward, this is usually seen in people with disc problems. Other people have more pain when they bend backward which suggests problems with the back joints (facet joints) or can be a sign of spinal stenosis which is a condition that typically occurs in older adults. ...Read more
Possible: Sometimes these can be associated with a urinary tract infection that can present as back pain. Sometimes the activity restriction post op may allow for back pain to occur as well. It is unlikely that the actual surgery caused the back pain unless it took an extended period of time to perform with your body in that one position. ...Read more
Pain in flanks & low back radiating down both legs, Occ bad chest pain/mid back pain, difficulty beginning urinating & defecating. Kidney problem?
Infection: These symptoms could be due to a urianry tract as well as a kidney stone that is passing. See your physician as soon as possible so that appropriate therapy may be started. ...Read more
Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?
Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes it can!: A bladder infection can occasionally work its way up from the bladder to the kidney which is in the mid-back area. If the kidney gets infected, it is much more serious. Tensing of your back muscles from the bladder infection can also cause back pain from crampy tensed muscles. Best to call and see your doctor to let the doctor determine if the kidney is infected as well or not! ...Read more
Low back pain: The kidneys are not positioned in the low back. The appendix in most people is in the right lower part of your belly close to the groin area. Usually the pain from this is acute and very severe - extreme pain on simple movement and it generally would occur in the front before it would be in the back. Chances are you would not be well enough to post a question here! ...Read more
Not common: To have low back pain with abdominal pain. Sure it happens, but when it occurs, it helps diagnose the cause. Usually though, back pain remains in your back, or travels into your leg. And abdominal pain remains in your abdomen. Back pain doesn't cause abdominal pain. The question should be related to the cause of the back pain, because certain causes of back pain also have abdominal pain. ...Read more
Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more
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