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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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Back Pain (Definition)

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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 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 pelvic pain and lower back pain?

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 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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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 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 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 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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Can appendicitis cause back pain?

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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 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 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 back pain cause stabbing foot pain?

Can back pain cause stabbing foot pain?

See an osteopath dr: It might be good to see an osteopathic dr. For evaluation and treatment of both your back pain, and foot pain, as either can make the pain worse for the other.If you have flat feet, and are not wearing orthotics, this can impact your lower back.As can, having low back pain affect your gait. In either case, get relief, and a second opinion. Plantar fasciitis can cause foot pain to be worse too. ...Read more

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Can mittelschmerz cause back pain too?

Possible: Ovarian pain can radiate to the low-midback region however generally is found in the abdomen and pelvic region. ...Read more

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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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Can severe constipation causs hip back and groin pain?

Can severe constipation causs hip back and groin pain?

Yes: Constipation can definitely cause regional pain, including back pain. Mag citrate can be very effective for constipation. If your symptoms persist after treating your constipation, see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Will lower back pain cause abdominal pain?

Not common: To have low back pain with abdominal pain. Sure it happens, but when it occurs, it helps diagnose the cause. Usually though, back pain remains in your back, or travels into your leg. And abdominal pain remains in your abdomen. Back pain doesn't cause abdominal pain. The question should be related to the cause of the back pain, because certain causes of back pain also have abdominal pain. ...Read more

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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?

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 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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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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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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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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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 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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What would be the cause for constipation, nausea, abdominal and back pain for 4 days?

Those all related: When you are constipated that lead to abdominal pain and back pain and nausea, if you those symptoms you should with your 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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Been Constipated even after emptying bowels with prune juice. I have recurrent Constipation, and no insurance to see a medical provider right now. What could cause constipation to constantly be of recurrence? Also some back pain sometimes, and random shar

Been Constipated even after emptying bowels with prune juice. I have recurrent Constipation, and no insurance to see a medical provider right now. What could cause constipation to constantly be of recurrence? Also some back pain sometimes, and random shar

Severe constipation: is caused by altered function of the colon; it may be very chronic. Diet/lifestyle are most important: increasing fluid/fiber intake and exercise. Fiber supplements may be needed; osmotic laxatives such as milk of magnesia or MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) can be taken according to directions. Beyond that, newer prescription meds may be helpful--Amitiza/Linzess. Free/reduced fee clinic needed for eval incl for back pain ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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Can constipation cause back pain? I had a chest X-ray and lumbar x ray. Would they have showed intestinal blockage? Is lumbar X-ray best?

Can constipation cause back pain? I had a chest X-ray and lumbar x ray. Would they have showed intestinal blockage? Is lumbar X-ray best?

Maybe: If sever than it can. Especially if straining to have bowel movements which increases abdominal pressure as well as pressurizing the discs. X-rays may indirectly show findings which may be suggestive but you would also need further testing and a detailed history and physical assessment to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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