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Can constipation cause lower back pain? My lower back hurts when i need to move my bile. When i press on my lower back i pass gas too.

Can constipation cause lower back pain?  My lower back hurts when i need to move my bile.  When i press on my lower back i pass gas too.

Good ur passing gas: Constipation can cause back pain, and you need to see why you're constipated, and resolve it. You have several GI issues, and medication you're on, and procedures. Make sure to have your doctor test your for gliadase, and possible gluten intolerance, and/or food allergies. Have him/her refer you to a clinical nutritionist, who can get you on foods that are easily digested, and a simpler diet. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...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 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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Constipation cause lower back pain?

Constipation cause lower back pain?

Yes it can: It is one of many bowel & renal causes. All other causes should b ruled out first, including side effects of some drugs. I am excluding intrinsic back causes. B cn by ur pcp as a start and go from there. ...Read more

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Why does constipation cause really bad lower back pain?

Why does constipation cause really bad lower back pain?

Doctor can examine: Patients who complain of constipation usually don't say they have bad back pain that comes with it. Thus, it would be a good idea to get a primary care doctor's evaluation to see if something else is going on with the back. One should write down details of symptoms, such as when back pain occurs (is it only during pushing out stool, is it only after pooping, or only before pooping, etc...). ...Read more

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Can severe IBS cause shooting chest pains and lower back pain? I was diagnosed with severe IBS today and i have really bad constipation.

Can severe IBS cause shooting chest pains and lower back pain? I was diagnosed with severe IBS today and i have really bad constipation.

IBS signs/symptoms: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks) ?

Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks) ?

Yes, I think so.: Severe constipation changes the way your organs fit together and that can create pressure on nerves that connect with other nerves. So the pain can pop up in places you don't expect. Get this cleared out as soon as you can by seeing a doctor for treatment or prescription. From then on - keep yourself from getting so blocked. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain i think it is due to constipation what can I do to relief it?

I have lower back pain i think it is due to constipation what can I do to relief it?

Back pain/constipati: If you have constipation, suggest high fiber diet, increase exercise, adequate hydration. You could also add fiber supplement (citrucel one table spoon in 8 oz of water daily and titrate to goal of 25-30 grams/day). If the above not helping, add MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (one tablespoon in 8 oz of water drink daily). If continue to have back pain, might want to see a local physician. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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