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I think I'm having more bowel movements recently and feel gas and lower back pain when I do. Is this something to be worried about?

I think I'm having more bowel movements recently and feel gas and lower back pain when I do. Is this something to be worried about?

1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Suddenly (~ 1 month) had extremely smelly gas & some lower back pain, can't link it to a food intolerance as it's constant. What could this be?

Suddenly (~ 1 month) had extremely smelly gas & some lower back pain, can't link it to a food intolerance as it's constant. What could this be?

Probably GI: Gas should not be related pain originating from the lumbar spine. Smelly gas and pain is often related to a gastrointestinal problem. The most probably diagnosis is giardiasis. This can be treated with antibiotics (i.e. Oral flagyl). ...Read more

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Twinges in lower abdomen. Gas pains. Lower back pain. Nauseous. What can this be?

Twinges in lower abdomen. Gas pains. Lower back pain. Nauseous. What can this be?

Abdominal Pains: Unfortunately it can be very difficult to diagnose abdominal pains without further information. Any chance of pregnancy? Vaginal discharge/odor? Urinary/bowel changes? Fevers? ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 5 days ago. Period not due for a week. Cramps, gas, lower back pain, peeing more frequently. Could these be early signs of pregnancy?

Unprotected sex 5 days ago. Period not due for a week. Cramps, gas, lower back pain, peeing more frequently. Could these be early signs of pregnancy?

No: You do not have symptoms this early even you have conceived. Wait for your period to come, if it does not, do a pregnancy test 2 weeks from the unprotected sex. It is no longer helpful to take morning after pill. ...Read more

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Hi.... Does excess gas, frequent urination, lower back pain, constipation, pain during bowel movements common during menstruation. ?

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Does excess gas, frequent urination, lower back pain, constipation, pain during bowel movements common during menstruation. ?

Very common: Varies with each individual person and depending on what you eat which can affect the degree of above symptoms you just described.If persistent and concerning , consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I have upper left abdominal pain with gas and nausea. Lower back pain as well. No fever. Very uncomfortable?

I have upper left abdominal pain with gas and nausea. Lower back pain as well. No fever. Very uncomfortable?

Abdominal pain: Left upper abdominal pain could be from irritation to the stomach, colon, pancreas, spleen, lymph nodes, etc. More information with physical exam would be helpful to form a treatment plan ...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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DX w/h colitis two days ago, been sick since last Friday, nauseated, can't eat, gas, watery stool. On cipro, lower back pain. Trouble breathing..

DX w/h colitis two days ago, been sick since last Friday, nauseated, can't eat, gas, watery stool.  On cipro, lower back pain.  Trouble breathing..

ER Visit: Trouble breathing indicates need for immediate evaluation. Diarrhea can cause electrolyte disturbances that can be life threatening. Could also be medication allergy. You need to either call 911 or go to ER immediately ...Read more

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I have bad lower back pain. I think its gas. How do I get rid of it ?

I have bad lower back pain. I think its gas. How do I get rid of it ?

Depend: Lower back pain has variety of causes. Does it come and go type of pain or persistent dull aching? Does it relate to the menstrual cycle? Without specific and physical examination, it is difficult to guess what it is. If the pain comes and go, you may try high fiber diet and avoid gassy food such as lettuce, beans or dairy products. If persistent, shouild see your doctor. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

"gas" is, of course, a phase of matter - the air we breathe is a gas. In a medical context, "gas" can refer to having too much gas in the bowels, causing burping, or cramping in the belly. It also can refer to flatulence, ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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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