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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?

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

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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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I have back pain when having a bowel movement?

I have back pain when having a bowel movement?

See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What causes painful bowel movement with back pain?

What causes painful bowel movement with back pain?

See Dr.: At age 72, you may hve some pinching nerves, some bowel neuropathy, or it may be simple constipation with referred pain to your back. Have a dr. Evaluate you and get a proper plausible diagnosis so any treatment if needed can be started, good luck. ...Read more

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What does back pain right before a bowel movement mean?

What does back pain right before a bowel movement mean?

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

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Can straining to have a bowel movement cause back pain?

Straining back pain: The pressure within the spinal canal increases during straining. Any inflammatory condition may feel worse while straining. What are the other symptoms? Leg pain? Tingling? Numbness? Weakness in the legs? ...Read more

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He has severe back pain. Last week, he had a lot of blood in his bowel movement.

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

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I have severe lower back pain after a bowel movement?

I have severe lower back pain after a bowel movement?

More info needed: Might have strained muscles while pushing. Much more info would be needed to say more. ...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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Why do I get bad lower back pain when I need a bowel movement.?

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

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What causes low back pain until there is a normal bowel movement?

Bowel issues: Severe, chronic constipation sometimes can produce back and leg pain that mimic a disc herniation. This is presumably from increased intra-abdominal pressure that compresses and irritates the lumbar plexus. Treat the constipation, and symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What does frequent bowel movement together with lower back pain indicate?

What does frequent bowel movement together with lower back pain indicate?

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

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I have stabbing back pain when having a bowel movement. Should I see a doc?

Herniated disc: Valsalva nanuevers, such as bowel movements, raise pressure in the spinal canal, which can produce back pain with a herniated disc. However, other medical problems can masquerade as low back pain, and need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What would cause back pain and ovary pain after bowel movement. I do have adenomyosis.

What would cause back pain and ovary pain after bowel movement. I do have adenomyosis.

Prostaglandins: bowel movements, especially loose bowel movements cause the release of prostaglandins, which can cause nausea and menstrual cramps. Also, you could also have endometriosis and one of the favorite places for implants of that is the sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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I just recently started having lower back pain on both sides only when I have a bowel movement. What could it be?

Disc herniation: Hello:

Pain with bowel straining might suggest a herniated disc. Discs hurt with sitting and straining (Valsalva). You might want to get examined by a physiatrist specialized in spine care. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Needs a Physical: Your husband needs a physical with labs to start to figure out why he has this pain in the morning. Most concerning would be cardiac, but this could also be gastric reflux.
Need more information, exam, labs and EKG. ...Read more

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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.

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

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My 15 yr old son has lower back pain off/on for a yr as well as bleeding while bowel movement. We've been to several drs but no diagnosis. Related?

Back pain: We need more information to help you. The first thing that down to mind is inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. The others causes are rhemiatoligcal diseases like ankylosing spOndylitigis. Need more information ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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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I cannot have bowel movement I have back pain also tried everything went to hospital CT and X-ray neg white blood count high?

I cannot have bowel movement I have back pain also tried everything went to hospital CT and X-ray neg white blood count high?

Bowel: See gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon, try otc stool softeners before appointment. Can be many causes. You need evaluation by physician. ...Read more

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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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Low right back pain with thin bowel movements?

LBP: These two symptoms are not likely related although the medications you're taking for the back pain (like ibuprofen) could cause bowel problems. ...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