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Can Constipation Cause Right Side Abdominal Pain
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
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
It can, so can other: Lots of things can cause right pelvic pain. If it is new, or a change in pattern, for a 61 Y.O. Woman, would not assume ibs, until other potentially more serious causes are evaluated, e.g. Gyn/ovarian issues, other colon or GI problems, hernias, etc.. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RLQ maybe not GI?: Not necessarily of GI origin. Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? ...Read more
Lower abdominal pain: Yes. It could. When was the last time you had a bowel movement. Has it been several days? Has your stool recently been hard and difficult to pass? Try getting hydrated (2L water / day) doing as much exercise as you can and placing a call to your doc to have this pain checked out if it doesn't pass with a bowel movement soon. ...Read more
Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of lower abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, hernias, etc... ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Can an acute abdominal strain cause nausea, constipation, dizziness, diffuse lower right quadrant abdominal pain and referral to testes or back?
Need more info: What is an acute abdominal strain? This is not a medical term. The symptoms you have described sound severe and there are several serious illnesses that can produce these, including kidney stones, appendicitis, and half a dozen or more other illnesses. Go and see a doctor asap and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
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