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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Can colon problems or organ problems typically cause severe back pain?

Can colon problems or organ problems typically cause severe back pain?

Sometimes: There are several abdominal problems which can have low back pain as part of the symptoms. However, the overwhelming majority of low back pain is causes by problems with the lower back. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Dr. Myron Arlen
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Gassy and mild mid left back pain. Colon cancer likely? Could be other problems?

Gassy and mild mid left back pain. Colon cancer likely? Could be other problems?

Mot colon Ca: The colon which is in the peritoneal cavity when developing a malignancy can induce pain when there is a partially obstructing lesion. The pain is intra abdominal. Back pain is usually related to a lesion in the retroperitoneum behing the peritoneal cavity or to pain arising in the lumbar muscles of the back. Duodenum which is retroperitoneal can occassional cause gassy and back pain complaints ...Read more

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Dr. Soofia Khan
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I have problem with bladder , colon and low back pain. When colon is full i can not urinate, and have back pain. What is the cause of all this?

I have problem with bladder , colon and low back pain. When colon is full i can not urinate, and have back pain. What is the cause of all this?

Constipation: Relationship between the muscles and nerves that control back & bladder functions and those that control bowel movements can cause this. Bladder and the colon are close together in the body. Large amounts of stool in the colon can put pressure on the bladder which can cause the bladder to not fill as much as it should, or cause the bladder to contract when the bladder is not supposed to contract. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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If my ongoing left sided abdominal, side, and back pain gets worse after a bowel movement is that a problem in the colon?

If my ongoing left sided abdominal, side, and back pain gets worse after a bowel movement is that a problem in the colon?

Yes it's possible.: See a GI dr for a thorough evaluation. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-constipation. http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Leslie Leighton
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Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Need evaluation: anemia is most concerning but if you are menstruating may be fine. Would suggest good physical examination and possible GI evaluation ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Is back pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Is back pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Cancer pain: Usually not. Cancers are usually painless until they press on surrounding organs or nerves. Other symptoms for colon cancer should be observed, such as blood in stool. If there is any doubt, please see your internist or a GI specialist for a checkup, especially if you have a higher risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Can back pain very leftside, below waist be related to colon?? Blood tests all normal

Can back pain very leftside, below waist be related to colon?? Blood tests all normal

Back pain can be a : result of other issues causing pain to be referred to the back like: kidney stones, ulcers, urinary tract infections, gallbladder issues, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy as well as certain vascular conditions to name a few. If symptoms are persistent or worsening, see your physician. Note that back pain is a fairly common problem too. ...Read more

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Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Thanks for asking!: I agree plus many causes of low backache and colon cancer can do it too. ...Read more

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Does low back pain/constipation signify colon cancer.

Does low back pain/constipation signify colon cancer.

Colon cancer: Those 2 are nonspecific symptoms but weight loss, change in bowel habits, bleeding per rectum, hx of polyps, family hx of colon cancer or any combination of these things should warrant proper evaluation by a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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


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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


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