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What could cause lower back pain and blood in stool?

What could cause lower back pain and blood in stool?

Something stinky!: These are 2 common independent issues people seek evaluation. This could be coincidental or the back pain is leading to constipation or vice versa &there is now bleeding from a hemmoroid. This could also be something happening within your GI tract causing both the back pain & blood or even due to taking anti inflammatory medication for your back pain which could be a reason for blood. See md. ...Read more

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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I have lower back pain & blood in stool, please help!?

I have lower back pain & blood in stool, please help!?

Go see your doctor: Any time there is blood in the stool, you need to address it. It may be a minor issue such as hemorrhoids, or it could be much more serious (too many things it could be) but it is a medical red flag. ...Read more

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What can cause blood in stool and lower back pain?

See below: Several things can. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, leg pain, blood in stool. What are these symptoms of?

Lower back pain, leg pain, blood in stool. What are these symptoms of?

Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is a "red flag" condition and reason to see your doctor. It may be minor or major. The association of other conditions may mean one or multiple conditions. Looking for one diagnosis may not be realistic because medical theory no longer uses occam's razor, the belief that one diagnosis is usually the best answer to a bunch of symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello, I am having sharp lower back pain that comes and goes and brings me to tears, blood in stool and dizziness, plus I'm tiered all day and bloated?

Need more data: You seem to be in terrible discomfort. I hope you'll feel better soon, n'est ce pas? But can you supply more information? Back pains as you describe with blood in the stool could be a diverticular issue. The bleeding could be unrelated & perhaps you've osteoarthritis of the lower back with pinched nerves? Visit me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi to give more information or make an appointment. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! this does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! take this situation very seriously. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms - this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid - regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness. ...Read more

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Blood in stool and on paper, lower back pain right side, and fatigue, any ideas?

Need to examine: Any abnormal bleeding needs to be evaluated and that can only be done in person. You may have just hemorrhoids but even that can cause anemia. Please consult your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Need evaluation: anemia is most concerning but if you are menstruating may be fine. Would suggest good physical examination and possible GI evaluation ...Read more

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I have lower left back pain and blood in stool, what is it?

I have lower left back pain and blood in stool, what is it?

Could be just: Constipation or diverticular disease. No amount of bleeding should be accepted. This is abnormal. See a GI or colorectal doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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30 year old male has lower extreme right side abdominal and lower back pain suddenly followed by blood in stool. What could cause this?

30 year old male has lower extreme right side abdominal and lower back pain suddenly followed by blood in stool. What could cause this?

See a doctor: There are a several things that can give these symptoms. The best thing to do is to seek immediate attention with a physician. I would urge him to go to the nearest emergency department for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and bloody stool but I am only 16?

Get it checked: That could be anything from benign causes to something more serious. Don't wait to get it checked. ...Read more

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Are bright red bloody stools that cleared up after 3 days a concern? Lower back pain started at about the same time. Clean colonoscopy 2 years ago.

Are bright red bloody stools that cleared up after 3 days a concern?  Lower back pain started at about the same time.  Clean colonoscopy 2  years ago.

Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have major bloating a day after a rectal exam w/ lower back pain? Impacted w/ blood in stool, external/internal hemorrhoids, loose stool

Is it normal to have major bloating a day after a rectal exam w/ lower back pain? Impacted w/ blood in stool, external/internal hemorrhoids, loose stool

Depends: I would need to know more about your hx, and what exactly was done during the rectal exam. If you had invasive type of procedure--lower GI series where a barium enema is introduced into anus--or a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy--then cramping or bloating are to be expected for 4-24 hrs. If you are having further difficulties, consult with dr who ordered, or performed tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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Causes for blood and mucus in stool with lower back pain?

Blood in stool: Blood is stool may be from malignancy, hemorrhoid, inflammatory bowel disease, dysentery from infection such as ameba, shigella , virus. Need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Noticed bright red blood in stool also have lower right abdominal and back pain have been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for 3 weeks?

Noticed bright red blood in stool also have lower right abdominal and back pain have been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for 3 weeks?

Most likely : Due to constipation from the Effexor (venlafaxine) and hemorrhoids, but depending on your age you may need a more thorough exam and possible colonoscopy. Do not ignore the bleeding. It is not normal. Get it checked properly. ...Read more

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I have low back pain throw up after meals and blood in my urine and stools?

Check your kidneys: You may have a kidney infection or other serious kidney problem, see your primary care doctor right away. Stop taking Ibuprofen which can affect the kidneys, take only Acetaminophen for now. As far as blood in the stool that is probably unrelated but that should be checked out as well. ...Read more

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NOT MY NORM, Low back pain cant sit up,mostly mucus in stool, colitis diag in 08 dont know what type.NO BLOOD.narcotics not helping.whats going on?

NOT MY NORM, Low back pain  cant sit up,mostly mucus in stool, colitis diag in 08 dont know what type.NO BLOOD.narcotics not helping.whats going on?

Need exam in person: Based on your complaint and description, you need to visit your local doctor for a low back exam. it could be viscerosomatic (colitis bothering back) or could be musculoskeletal. You may need to go down both paths, a colonoscopy and some physical therapy, x rays and possibly an MRI. ...Read more

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Fast pulse, red blood cells little low, ESR high. Ana positive 1:640 speckled. Up back pain 1 yr blood in stool twice year or so.I do have hemroids?

Fast pulse, red blood cells little low, ESR high. Ana positive 1:640 speckled. Up back pain 1 yr blood in stool twice year or so.I do have hemroids?

See your doc: The symptoms you are giving warrant further wrork up. Hemorrhoid alone do not explain the high ESR and the fast pulse. It is important to know how high is the ESR and to do a complete physical exam to look for skin rash or mucosal ulcers. Only a physician can guide you to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more