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Can straining to have a bowel movement cause back pain?

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

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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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