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Constipation cause lower back pain?

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Help please! Is constipation and lower back pain a side effect of imodium (loperamide)?

Help please! Is constipation and lower back pain a side effect of imodium (loperamide)?

Can...: Imodium (loperamide) is an over-the-counter medication used for treatment of diarrhea. It should be used as needed, its use limited and not continued once bowel movements have normalized. By virtue of its constipation effects, Imodium (loperamide) can cause constipation, which in turn can sometimes be associated with low back pain. If symptoms persist despite cessation of imodium, (loperamide) consultation with your dr. Is recommended. ...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.

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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My last period was September 9, I'm 2 days late. I have been feeling so bloated, constipation, fatigue, lower back n pelvic pain n lost my appetite.

My last period was September 9, I'm 2 days late. I have been feeling so bloated, constipation, fatigue, lower back n pelvic pain n lost my appetite.

HPT: Do a home pregnancy test to be sure you are not pregnant. You can take a stool softener and laxative like sennokot if you have constipation for more than a few days. Also probiotics help with the bloating. If the pelvic pain perisists and you have a fever or vaginal discharge you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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When I get my period I am in excessive amount of pain. My whole body shakes, I have cramps, constipation, my lower back hurts along with my thighs?

When I get my period I am in excessive amount of pain. My whole body shakes, I have cramps, constipation, my lower back hurts along with my thighs?

Primary dysmenorrhea: If you are otherwise in good health, ask your primary care doc or nurse practitioner to offer you an evaluation plus a trial of continuous combination oral contraceptives like Seasonal or Seasonique for 3 months and/or an Antiprostaglandins-COX inhibitor like anaprox, naproxen, ibuprofen or mefenamic acid pills as needed. Heating pads and other simple conservative measures may also help. ...Read more

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Crampin every since my period 11 days ago I have constipation and lower back pain no sex since oct 31 recently stop birth control and use next choice?

Lots going on: You might benefit from being seen. I can also assure you that acupuncture can help with the cramping, constipation and back pain.
I do not know what Next Choice is for birth control for you...Discuss that with your ob-gyn doc. ...Read more

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Could my constipation, lower back pain be symptoms of bladder cancer?

Not usually: Bowel symptoms and back pain would be unusual bladder cancer related symptoms. Blood in urine and/or painful voiding would be much more common. ...Read more

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Pin needle pain lower abd, constipation, cloudy pee, lower back pain, heavy abdmen, stretching bending hurts, navel hurts too. What can it be? Thanks

Pin needle pain lower abd, constipation, cloudy pee, lower back pain, heavy abdmen, stretching bending hurts, navel hurts too. What can it be? Thanks

Cannot diagnose: This is not a matter for the internet. You sound seriously ill with a potential for complications and should be seen and examined by a doctor asap. If necessary go to an er. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?

Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pains and stool changes can be from many different causes. Infection with "stomach flu" viruses is a common cause. Other causes include eating "bad" food, medication effects, gall bladder problems, appendicitis, irritable bowel symptoms, ulcerative colitis, etc... A primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist can evaluate and look for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Constipation, lower back pain, slight lower abdomen pain, nauseous, vomit, headaches, got my period twice already so I'm not pregnant. What is wrong?

Pelvic pain: You should do a pregnancy test. Sometimes you can get a period even when you are pregnant. You should also see your doctor because an infection or a ovarian cyst can give you the same symptoms. ...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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Age23, female, eat veg and chicken (healthy), use psylum husk, no antidepressants, have constipation, feel it in lower back, what is the cause of constipation?

Age23, female, eat veg and chicken (healthy), use psylum husk, no antidepressants, have constipation, feel it in lower back, what is the cause of constipation?

See below: Constipation can be caused by not eating enough fiber or drinking enough liquids. Other reasons include side effects of medication, hypothyroidism, irritable bowl disease and pregnancy. For advice on treating constipation see http://bit. Ly/1uzOegm ...Read more

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After drinking prune juice, had a LARGE BM after dealing with constipation for weeks, now lower back is sore and or in pain, that normal?

Could be...: It could be that after having constipation for so long your abdominal organs are still sore. Make sure you keep eating a diet high in fibers and water so if there is still some hard stools contained your body disposes of them. If you develop severe abdominal pain or get sicker make sure you get seen by your doctor. ...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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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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5 days of Constipation, black stool, lower back pain, upper abdominal pain in centre which eases when I lie upside down. What could be the cause?

5 days of Constipation, black stool, lower back pain, upper abdominal pain in centre which eases when I lie upside down. What could be the cause?

Nonspecific: These symptoms don't point towards a single problem that can be diagnosed in this forum. Sounds like it would be appropriate to visit the doctor. Ask about whether or not there could be blood in the stool. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What would the workup b 4 right lower abdominal pain, bloating, constipation/loose stools, lower back ache, pressure in abdomen?

What would the workup b 4 right lower abdominal pain, bloating, constipation/loose stools, lower back ache, pressure in abdomen?

An understanding of: Anatomy, more detailed history about specifics, careful examination focusing on probabilities along with educating you about the issues, options for differentiation of possible reasons, treatment options & how to evaluate them, along with $, timing issues & likely outcomes of different options. Seek out assistance worthy of your trust; may be difficult to find due to knowledge, time & $ issues. ...Read more

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I've had blood in my stool diahrea constipation abdominal pain lower back pain from cyst increased urinary frequency abnormal periods abdominal bloating frequent fevers night sweats horrible cough none of my docs can find anything wrong I had an endoscopy

I've had blood in my stool diahrea constipation abdominal pain lower back pain from cyst increased urinary frequency abnormal periods abdominal bloating frequent fevers night sweats horrible cough none of my docs can find anything wrong I had an endoscopy

Get examined: You need a comprehensive work-up to include blood test, stool test, possibly colonoscopy, chest xray, urinalysis etc.
You could have ibs, pulmonary infection, hormonal imbalance etc.
Go see an internist who may refer you to a gastroenterologist.
Give us a feedback on the final dx. ...Read more

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Along with fever, constipation, and cramping is lower back pressure a symptom of diverticulitis?

Along with fever, constipation, and cramping is lower back pressure a symptom of diverticulitis?

Maybe: The location and extent of diverticulitis determines its presentation. A ct scan may show that it is low lying in the pelvis causing pressure or irritation. Consult with your physician for a more detailed personalized analysis. ...Read more

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Took Plan B 12-8. Was then perscribed and started NuvaRing 12-13. Constant bloating, cramping, constipation, light brown discharge, lower back pains..

Took Plan B 12-8. Was then perscribed and started NuvaRing 12-13. Constant bloating, cramping, constipation, light brown discharge, lower back pains..

Could be...: It could be associated with the NuvaRing and symptoms usually get better after a couple of weeks on it. However, if symptoms are severe or persistent you should see your doctor for possible alternative contraceptive and also evaluation of other possible causes. ...Read more

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I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

Gluten sensitivity: Is a third possibility. I suggest you see your doctor and ask about all of these. You need a good exam to start with. You may need to have some blood tests done if this is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my back on the left side and it is in my lower back. What could be the cause of it? I thought it was just constipation but now I'm not so sure. It has been hurting for several hours and the pain is getting worse.

You: You may have strained your back. I would recommend rest, anti-inflammatories (check with your doctor before starting), chiropractor or physical therapy. If it does not get better over a couple days or if it worsens or you develop other problems, then you should contact your primary care doctor right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are tarlov cysts in your lower back 2.6 CM and can cause constipation?

What are tarlov cysts in your lower back 2.6 CM and can cause constipation?

Wow: A 2.6 centimeter (1 inch) tarlov cyst needs to be followed to make sure it is not expanding and causing an instability or erosion of the vertebral body. It is unlikely to be causing constipation. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain I think it is due to constipation what can I do to relief it?

I have lower back pain I think it is due to constipation what can I do to relief it?

Back pain/constipati: If you have constipation, suggest high fiber diet, increase exercise, adequate hydration. You could also add fiber supplement (citrucel one table spoon in 8 oz of water daily and titrate to goal of 25-30 grams/day). If the above not helping, add MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (one tablespoon in 8 oz of water drink daily). If continue to have back pain, might want to see a local physician. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain in my neck shoulders and jaws the pain moves around to my lower back. Also having lots of problems with constipation.

I am having severe pain in my neck shoulders and jaws the pain moves around to my lower back. Also having lots of problems with constipation.

More info needed: The constellation of your symptoms may or may not be related. Would suggest seeing your doctor for an evaluation. Certain rheumatological conditions such as pmr and fm may explain this. ...Read more

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Can Lidoderm patch on lower back cause constipation? I also take Ultram50mg. How safe is it to take a colace (docusate sodium) twice a day indefinitely?

Can Lidoderm patch on lower back cause constipation? I also take Ultram50mg. How safe is it to take a colace (docusate sodium) twice a day indefinitely?

Constipation concern: Constipation is a common side effect of Ultram, but not of Lidoderm. Change in bowel habits is a concern, and is best evaluated by your doctor, who will perform an examination and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pain in my right hip and lower back down to my knee or can it be sciatica? How is sciatica diagnosed?

Can constipation cause pain in my right hip and lower back down to my knee or can it be sciatica? How is sciatica diagnosed?

Sounds like sciatica: The constipation would have to be long standing but if you have been straining to have a bm you could increase pressure in your abdomen that can cause a disc herniations. These are most common source if sciatica. These symptoms usually get better with time. ...Read more

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I have tail bone & lower back pain and constipation pain in my but?

Likely 2 different: The tailbone pain is something known as coccyxdynia. It can be from trauma or less commonly an inflammatory condition. You are on naprosyn (naproxen). Continue until u see a spine specialist. You will likely need x-rays ; maybe MRI to eval tailbone pain. Regarding the constipation, in addition to stool softeners, drink lots of water and make sure you get enough dietary fiber. Discuss w/ur pcp. ...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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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more