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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 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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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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Does IBS cause pain cause lower right pelvic pain?

Does IBS cause pain cause lower right pelvic pain?

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 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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Does hemmriods cause back pain?

Possibly indirectly.: If you have dry, rough, stool and are straining excessively to pass stool - that could be a source of back pain that would be in conjunction with hemorrhoids (but not caused by it). If you have large external hemorrhoids and alter your gait or how you sit to decrease presurre on hemorrhoids (compensate) that could also lead to back pain. Take care. ...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 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 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 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 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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Can bowel issues cause bad low back pain?

Can bowel issues cause bad low back pain?

Yes: There are some lower abdominal conditions that I have seen that aldo present with lbp. Diverticulitis, crohn's and even ibs. ...Read more

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Does back and neck pain cause nausea?

It may as pain can : Lead to feeling nauseous in some individuals as can medication taken to control that pain. Sometimes, if the pain is due to an injury, there may be an undiagnosed head injury that could also lead to this symptom pattern. Sometimes a viral infection can lead to this combination of symptoms as well. ...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 appendicitis cause lower, back side pain?

Occassionally: The appendix for the most part hangs free in the peritoneal cavity off the cecum. When inflammation starts and is mucosal in origin, symptoms are periumbilical. As inflammation spreads to surface serosa, parin in RLQ. When appendix is retrocecal then the surface inflammation is presented to the back region with lower back side pain ...Read more

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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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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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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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