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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

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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Took PlanB 6/15 NuvaRing was put in 6/10- took my ring out on time but no period; have gas nausea lower back pain-shld I put ring in as sched tomrw?

Took PlanB 6/15 NuvaRing was put in 6/10- took my ring out on time but no period; have gas nausea lower back pain-shld I put ring in as sched tomrw?

3 weeks in 1 out: Nuvaring should be used for 3 weeks straight then removed for 7 days. If you are using Nuvaring then you do not need to take Plan B as you are already protected against pregnancy. Do not leave Nuvaring out for more than 7 days. ...Read more

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I might be ovulating. Had bad gas pains. Lower back pain, headaches, neckaches, cramps and nausea. Lower abdomen hurts by ovaries. What can this be?

It could be: time to get examined, tested, diagnosed, evaluated and treated. Please make an appointment with your PCP or go directly to an UC clinic: simply stated, cannot be diagnosed online. You will need blood testing and a pelvic ultrasound as well as a GYN exam. ...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. ?

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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Pain In The Back (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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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