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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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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For over a week I have been having these symptoms. Bloating, gas, lower abdo pain bad at times, lower back pain have felt nauseous. What could it be?

For over a week I have been having these symptoms. Bloating, gas, lower abdo pain bad at times, lower back pain have felt nauseous. What could it be?

Constipation: Most likely related to constipation or inability to completely evacuate the stool. Getting cleaned out will probably cause everything to go away. If it doesnt, then see your physician. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain. Abdomen feels tight and airy. Passing gas. Something serious?

I'm having lower back pain. Abdomen feels tight and airy. Passing gas. Something serious?

Feeling 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

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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

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Can leg pain and lower back pain be associated with ibs. When I have gas I suffer sometimes with severe legs and back pain. Is this normal? ?

Varies: Ibs usually does not directly cause leg pain, but a percentage of patients with ibs can have an associated inflammatory arthritis which can cause back and leg pain. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about lower back pain, excessive gas and change in bowel movements?

Should I be concerned about lower back pain, excessive gas and change in bowel movements?

See below: If the constipation that you report is new, you may want to be tested for hypothyroidism. Without any addition details about your low back pain and what has been performed so far to evaluate it, you may to discuss this with your primary. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, lower abdomen pain between 5-7 Constant feeling need to pee, lots of gas It's been a week?

Lower back pain, lower abdomen pain between 5-7 Constant feeling need to pee, lots of gas It's been a week?

Here are some. ..: Three areas need to be checked out: musculoskeletal pain, foods indigestion with GI dysfuntion; and possible UTI / bladder dysfunction. These things could be easily sorted out with detailed Hx + proper physical exam + tests as needed. So, work with Doc closely for better quality of care and outcome. ...Read more

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Had cramps and lower back pain for two days on and off. Been nauseous. Gas pains. Twinges in lower abdomen. What can this be?

Had cramps and lower back pain for two days on and off. Been nauseous. Gas pains. Twinges in lower abdomen. What can this be?

Many possibles: The possiblecauses are many with a viral GI illness a likely causes. If you ate concerned see a doctor. ...Read more

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Abd tightness&soreness after meals (like if done sit ups) bloating&fullness, gas, all symptoms gone by am, back after meal, hpylori neg, lower back pain?

Gastritis: I think this is still caused by inflammation of the stomach and I would suggest it could be caused by irritation not caused by H. Pylori. I would suggest you try improving your diet by cutting out all fries and fatty foods try taking Prilosec or Nexium before for meals once a day and an antacid after meals if the symptoms persist ...Read more

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Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

May take a while.: If you truly had a stomach infection then it will take a while to clear. The gas is all part of the process of getting back to normal. If you are having a lot of stress besides this can contribute to the gas and GI upset. You need to talk this over with your doc and plan the best treatment for you together. Reduce or stop the caffeine and alcohol. ...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, (ciprofloxacin) 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, (ciprofloxacin) 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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34 yrs women. Severe legs pain from knees to feet in both legs. No varice. Sometimes mild lower back pain. It make worst with bowel movement or gas.

Requires examination: Highly suggestive of lumbar disc issues; however circulatory and neurological issues must be rules out. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can trapped gas cause severe low back pain?

Hello docs. I was wondering can trapped gas cause severe low back pain?

Sure: Anything that can put pressure on the nerve or structures can cause pain. By gas if you mean flatus, straining can cause venous engorgement and hence back pain. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more