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Can Constipation Cause Back Pain
Yes: Usually lower back in the lumbar region as a rectum full of hard stool pulls on the supporting ligaments of the rectum that are attached to the lower back. Of course many other things can cause back pain as well, so best to be evaluated by your doctor or a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely; due to..: small bowel distension after material in colon has accumulated & not moved on. One of the best strategies to prevent & ? recurrence is activity: e.g. walking 1-3 miles, along with ?ed hydration, dried prunes (several/day; trial & error amounts), ?ed soluble fiber in diet (however often requires days to a wk or more + trial & error amounts), rarely a bottle of Citrate of Magnesia, etc., to resolve. ...Read more
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
Not really: External hemorrhoids usually dont cause back pain. Internal ones unless they are causing bowel obstruction do not hurt also. Im sure some preporation h can help. If not see your physician to see a proctologist or general surgeon who can talk to you about your options. And find out why u have back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain: Generally no. Extreme injury neurologically can cause muscular dysfunction but would be obvious. Gas is generally produced by bacteria acting on in digested or partially digested food stuffs. The treatment for back pain including opioid pain medication could alter bowel function with constipation and flatulence. ...Read more
Back pain : I can only think of kidney stones and muscle tightness and cramps that cause back pain. Constipation can only cause back pain if you are straining really hard and tense your back muscle while hunched over that can cause back pain. I would see a if stool softeners or higher fiber can help with the constipation. If it continues, then see a specialist. ...Read more
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