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Can constipation cause upper stomach pain ?

Can constipation cause upper stomach pain ?

Upper abdomen, maybe: If you mean like right under your ribs, sure. Your colon starts down low on your right, goes up under your diaphragm, across the top then down. So your transverse colon could hurt as it tries to move things along. ...Read more

Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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Need expert advice! where would stomach pain be if constipation was the cause?

Could be: Anywhere in the abdomen. But abdominal pain can be due to a whole long list of reasons. Best to see your doctor and get appropriate tests to determine the causes of your pain and/or constipation. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause stomach pain for almost two weeks and a little bit constipation?

Is there anything that can cause stomach pain for almost two weeks and a little bit constipation?

Get it evaluated: These issues can be caused to several problems. This requires medical evaluation. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Stomach pain from frequent constipation and gas build up. Causes and cures?

Stomach pain from frequent constipation and gas build up. Causes and cures?

Diet and/or meds: Chronic constipation can cause build up of gas as well constipation can be caused by not drinking enough fluids, not having enough fiber in your food, and sometime some over the counter or prescription medicines can also cause it have more fiber in your diet with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and drink more fluids if that does not help short course of laxative with/without stool softner. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis cause bloating and constipation, lower middle stomach pain or what else can it be?

Can prostatitis cause bloating and constipation, lower middle stomach pain or what else can it be?

Here are some ...: Prostatitis alone should not cause bloating & constipation, which are related with GI functional disorders, although it may cause some perineal discomfort if the diagnosis is correct. Of note, prostatitis has been overused and even misused for men with vague mild symptoms related with urination. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling so to avoid unnecessary confusion & anxiety. ...Read more

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Constipation and stomach pain. Blood and stool samples are good. What can cause this ?

Constipation and stomach pain. Blood and stool samples are good. What can cause this ?

Constipation + pain: Medically define "constipation" in part as stool infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days). Symptoms as described may result from: metabolic problems (diabetes, hormone imbalance), ibs, pseudo-obstruction/recurrent ileus, partial obstruction (extrinsic or instrinsic), non-gi issues. Bleeding, weight loss, tenderness, acute but persistent changes in bowels signals greatest concern. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain when I am hungry. In addition I have constipation too. Does constipation create gas that cause pain? Or is it a symptom of ulcer

I have stomach pain when I am hungry. In addition I have constipation too. Does constipation create gas that cause pain? Or is it a symptom of ulcer

Unclear cause: Ulcers typically cause upper abdominal pain and could be associated with nausea and/or GI bleeding. Pain from constipation is typically in the lower abdomen. I'd suggest you address the constipation first with a high fiber diet, stool softeners (e.g. Colace) and fiber supplement (e.g. Metamucil). You may also need a laxative in which case i suggest mom or miralax (polyethylene glycol). Avoid taking asa/nsaids. ...Read more

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Left lower stomach pain and left lower backpain.Mild headache and constipated.. I was diagnosed wid gerd., what can cause this symptoms? Im 25 female

Left lower stomach pain and left lower backpain.Mild headache and constipated.. I was diagnosed wid gerd., what can cause this symptoms? Im 25 female

Cure Constipation: Constipation can cause many problems. Treat with plenty of water, and high-fiber diet. Metamucil (psyllium husks), seeds, and high-fiber vegetables like carrots and celery. Increase activity of your colon with mild stimulants like prunes (may require several handsfull). Stay regular (i.e., at least one easy bowel movement per day). Magnesium (1, 000-2, 000 mg per day may also help). ...Read more

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Suffering from stomach pain and constipation. What can I do?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Lower stomach pain on right side; could this be constipation?

Possibly: It could be several things, some of which are potentially serious. Follow-up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal Pain (Definition)

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