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Back Pain Relieved By Bowel Movement
I have severe back pain coming on in the early hours of the morning 4am onwards so severe it hurts to breath or move. Only relieved by bowel movement?
Bowels and back ache: It is not unusual in certain people for painful backs to be relieved by bm. It is not totally clear the mechanism, but it is a common observation by those who treat common back pain. You want to make certain that you have a colonoscopy to assure no ibs or diverticular disease. ...Read more
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
I have low and middle back pain in the morning followed by and relieved by multiple (sometimes as many as 5) bowel movements.?
Anytime I eat spicy food or even mildly spicy food soon after I have severe back pain until I make a bowel movement, and that doesn't always cure it.
GERD or GB: Spicy foods are usually fatty, such as pizza, chili, tacos, etc. Gallbladder pain frequently is felt in the back, sometimes as the only source of pain. Ruq pain is also associated. Reflux causes esophagus irritation, and although it's most commonly felt in the substernal area, it can be associated with back pain. Unclear about the bowel movement relationship. Try low fat diet, and talk to your md. ...Read more
I have back pain on the right side after every bowel movement. No straining is involved, and movements are pretty regular. The pain doesn't go away un?
See doctor: Since you have not given any information on the duration of the symptoms it is hard to give a guess. However if this problem has been present for more than 2 weeks or getting worse, it is best to get examined by your doctor. ...Read more
Always?: If this has always been a problem for you it mat just be your anatomy. If it is new, check it out. ...Read more
Immediate exam: Both symptoms are quite serious when taken together: I would advise immediate medical or UC/ER evaluation, Needs exam evaluation, testing and treatment. ...Read more
More info needed: Might have strained muscles while pushing. Much more info would be needed to say more. ...Read more
Unity of structure: Your body is one unit. Your intestines hang from your lower back. There is overlap in nerve supply. People who are chronically constipated can easily get back pain. As precaution, If you have other medical problems, or a family history of colon cancer, get checked out by a doc in person. Make sure you've had a recent gyn exam too. I hope you feel better. ...Read more
GI ISSUES AND PAIN: These symptoms could have totally independent origins such as irritable bowel disease co-existing with lumbar degenerative disk disease. However, you should check for changes in the color of the stools and if it seems oily as these my indicate problems arising from the gall bladder and/or the pancreas which may give both symptoms. You should follow up with pcp asap for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
I just recently started having lower back pain on both sides only when I have a bowel movement. What could it be?
I recently had an IUD replaced. Since I have had 3 weeks of painful/bloody bowel movement, back pain, and a prolonged 2 week+ period. Is this normal?
Go to your doctor:
It is not normal to have those symptoms.
Go see you doctor immediately.
You need to be sure it is in the correct location. ...Read more
My husband has had back pain all day originating left middle back and radiating to the front. He is also vomiting. He feels relief when he has a bowel movement.
Needs immediate exam: These symptoms are worrisome. There are many possible reasons for this problem. It would do you no good if I listed all the possibilities. Don't waste any more time trying to self diagnose on the internet. You won't be able to. This problem requires immediate evaluation. Best done in an ER. ...Read more
What causes back pain and tummy issues. There has been recent blood. The blood was bright red and after not during the bowel movement.
Hubby having lower back pain and sometimes front pain below ribbs in early morng which wakes him up. Pain goes away after bowel movement. Sleep posture?
I have server lower back pain that runs through too my hips started not long after a bowel movement this happened two months ago to.
Be seen: I would encourage you to be seen and thoroughly evaluated; particularly if the pain is severe and going on for two months. Many potential causes including a lumbar disc herniation. ...Read more
Have chronic low back pain. No diagnosis. Hurts worse when gassy or have bowel movement. It's not colon issues. What else could this be?
Diagnostic injection: Most back pain is either discogenic or facetogenic. That is either from your disc or the joints in your lower back. A less common cause is the sacroiliac joint. An MRI is useful if not done. After MRI history and physical exam diagnostic X-ray guided blocks can give you a diagnosis and lead to specific treatment. ...Read more
I'm a yoga teacher and have never had back pain, recently I heard a pop when having a bowel movement now my legs are starting to go numb as well?
See below: Sitting down in a forward leaning position places the most pressure on our lumbar discs. This can result in an injury to the disc causing it to protrude outward and contact the nerves going into your legs. As a spine specialist I have seen this thousands of times and it can happen to anyone, even those in great shape. See your physician for a full valuation. ...Read more
I cannot have bowel movement I have back pain also tried everything went to hospital CT and X-ray neg white blood count high?
34 yrs women. Severe legs pain from knees to feet in both legs. No varice. Sometimes mild lower back pain. It make worst with bowel movement or gas.
Requires examination: Highly suggestive of lumbar disc issues; however circulatory and neurological issues must be rules out. ...Read more
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