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Can constipation cause back pain?

Can constipation cause back pain?

Yes: Referred pain from full bowel can cause back pain...But causes of back pain (disc, strain, trauma, tumor, etc.) can cause constipation. See your doc. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause back pain?

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 more

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Can constipation cause back and leg pain?

Can constipation cause back and leg pain?

Yes: Mostly constipation can cause back pain and occasionally leg pain. Correct the constipation with stool softener and diet. If the leg pain continues would see doctor. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pelvic pain and lower back pain?

Yes: The bowels are located throughout the abdominal cavity and constipation can cause pain in different areas often referred to the pelvis and or back. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause abdominal pain?

Can constipation cause abdominal pain?

Yes: One of the sign of constipation is pain because of the difficulty of passing the stool. ...Read more

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Can gas pain cause back pain?

Can gas pain cause back pain?

Absolutely: Gas causes expansion of your abdomen and leads to strain on your spine. Severe constipation can also lead to the same. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause tailbone pain?

Can constipation cause tailbone pain?

Yes: clean out with diet first , prune juice and more water and juicy fruits and vegatables; use polyethyline glycol[mirilax] 1-4 x/day[softener] as needed , bisacodal[dulcolax] or senneca, for stimulation, and if both these fail 1 dollar bottle of magnesium citrate ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pain on lower abdomen?

Can constipation cause pain on lower abdomen?

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

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Can indigestion cause severe back pain?

Can indigestion cause severe back pain?

Yes: Indigestion, as well as other intestinal disorders, can cause severe back pain. However, anyone with severe pain should see a doctor to identify the exact cause; it is not wise to just assume indigestion as a cause without first ruling out other causes. ...Read more

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Does constipation cause back pain and buttock pain?

Does constipation cause back pain and buttock pain?

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

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Can hemorrhoids cause lower back pain?

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 more

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Can immodium induced constipation cause lower left back pain?

Yes: Yes, constipation can often cause pain that is referred to the back. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis cause back pain?

Can appendicitis cause back pain?

Appendicitis & back: spme patients can have back pain with appendicitis, especially when the appendix lies behind the Cecum (beginning of colon). Irritation of Psoas muscle with an inflamed appendix will cause back pain ...Read more

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Can back injury cause gas and constipation?

Can back injury cause gas and constipation?

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

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Can constipation cause upper right back pain?

Can constipation cause upper right back pain?

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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What problems can back pain cause?

What problems can back pain cause?

Depression: Spin off probems of chronic over 6 weeks back pain in some people I have seen depression obesity deconditioning narcotic dependance insomnia all preventable keep as active as possible dont stop walking or doing things that are enjoyable dont isolate. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause aperson to experience lower back pain?

Can constipation cause aperson to experience lower back pain?

Constipation & LBP: Constipation can cause back pain. So can many other things. If back pain does not resolve shortly after resolution of constipation, ts time to look elsewhere. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pain in the tailbone?

Can constipation cause pain in the tailbone?

Yes: The rectum when over distended with hard stool pulls on suspensory muscles and ligament that attach to the tail bone or sacrum. Use suppositories (glycerine) to evacuate the rectum. ...Read more

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