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Can Constipation Cause Numbness
Doubt it: The body is an amazing miracle. I suppose if you were extremely constipated, it's possible that you're 'bearing down' so hard that you're actually decreasing some of the blood flow to your brain, kinda like if you held your breath for a long period. This could lead to dizziness. True vertigo would be a very unlikely possibility. See your doctor or try an otc laxative. ...Read more
Many Issues Interact: Emotions, too sedentary, dehydration, too little fiber, etc. Etc. & in combination. Intestinal muscle motion totally under nervous system control (subconscious) 24/7. Thus 1 of biggest drivers of intestinal changes is emotions expressed into intestines, e.g. “nerves”/nausea before test as child/teen. Internal control dominant. Being very physically active tends to dramatically ?? constipation. ...Read more
Possible: However the nerve that is injured that would cause dizziness is either in the head or in the brain stem. So unless these areas were injured unlikely that dizziness is associated with pinched nerve. Some people who have a lot of pain, can have a vasovagal response in which the body is trying to cope with the pain and can cause you to feel sick to your stomach, dizziness or feeling of passing out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No, but look further: Severe anemia is an unlikely cause for constipation and vice versa. Anemia and constipation can both be caused by cancer of the colon, however, so the greatest concern should be their occurring together, but not one actually causing the other. Further studies should be pursued when anemia and constipation show up at about the same time. ...Read more
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
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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