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Does low back pain/constipation signify colon cancer.

Does low back pain/constipation signify colon cancer.

Colon cancer: Those 2 are nonspecific symptoms but weight loss, change in bowel habits, bleeding per rectum, hx of polyps, family hx of colon cancer or any combination of these things should warrant proper evaluation by a colonoscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Left knee pain , thigh pain , hip pain . Pelvis pressure & inflamation , low back pain , constipation , lump above navel , pelvic tilt to left 2 yrs?

Left knee pain , thigh pain , hip pain .  Pelvis pressure & inflamation , low back pain , constipation , lump above navel , pelvic tilt to left  2 yrs?

Vague : Your symptoms may be serious but are very vague and could be related to any number of things. Best advice is get a physical exam from your md to discuss. ...Read more

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I suffer from IBS for 2 years now. I had a flare up these days with constipation. I also have low back pain. Is it related with IBS?

Possible: Back pain and constipation could be related to your IBS but could be diet, fiber intake, hydration etc.. There are many possible causes. Make sue you are taking enough fiber, fluid etc and avoid high fat meals, cheese etc. If still having issues see a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Severe low back pain for 5 weeks along with constipation for 2 weeks. I have a GP visit next week but the pain in horrible. Should I go to the ER?

Try to have BM: I presume you are taking (possibly strong) pain pills for your back & this has contributed to constipation. If horrible BACK pain, & on meds, go to Urgent Care or ER. If ABDOMINAL pain, possibly from constipation, try to have BM through CAREFUL Fleet's or water enema or Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Basics for constipation of dietary fiber, WATER, and exercise should be in place. If no BM, to Urgent Care/ ER. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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