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Lower Back Pain After Colonoscopy
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
Will drinking Gatorade help with leg pain and lower back pain after a colonoscopy? Being that the prep depletes fluids in your body.
Maybe unrelated: Back and leg pain are not something typically related to the procedure, by if you're dehydrated from the prep, Gatorade can help rehydrate you, and possibly help alleviate our symptoms. Bthey may however be unrelated. Its easy enough to try! Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have lower back pain worse on right side after having a colonoscopy done. Have not poo ED in 5 days either! ?
I had a colonoscopy a couple days ago, could I get kidney damage from drinking the prep? I have horrible lower back pain.
Pain: Kidney damage is not common after c-scopy prep. In patients with advanced kidney disease, pre-existing, a certain prep can cause some issues. Your lower back pain in unusual and you should contact the GI doc. Pain from the kidney is unusual for what you had done. You should seek care. Even when kidney function is affected pain is not a usual symptom. ...Read more
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
3/12 history anal & lower back pain. Saw gastro. Colonoscopy & uss abdomen & pelvis both clear. Still got symptoms. Could all this be my back?
Would B a good bet-: -C a fellowship trained spine surgeon. I prefer orthopedics, but I am biased. Neurosurgeons go through the same training, so your choice. ...Read more
Colonoscopy in 2 weeks for bleeding. It is heavy (entire bowl&while passing gas)& now I am having lower back pain. Does this warrant an ER visit?
Sounds like it: If you are having such a heavy flow of blood best to be seen right away. So better go to er ...Read more
Possible causes of chronic but worsening lower left abdominal pain with simultaneous low back pain? Normal colonoscopy. Frequent urination and gassy.
May need other imagi: May need other imageing like X-Ray, CT, etc. You can discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more
Colonoscopy 12/5 woke to low back pain today has gotten worse but I also have history of back problems bulging and herniated disks l3-s1 coincidence?
Most likely it is: A coincidence given your history although one should look for any signs of fever, chills, sweats or general malaise or not feeling well along with any pain more than usual especially with spasm that does not improve with rest. There is a remote possibility that an infection can occur in a disc via the circulation when one has had a procedure in a region with known bacteria like the gut or mouth. ...Read more
Couple months rotating constipation/diarrhea, nausea when lying down, low back pain. Neg egd/colonoscopy. Ideas?
Peripelvic pain: Peri-pelvic pain can be caused by degenerative disc disease, particularly at L4 L5. Sometimes a tear in the outer anulus of the desk goes unnoticed, while patients have multiple procedures for endometriosis or other abdominal complaints. It can all be due to the lumbar spine. ...Read more
Abd pain cramps off and on. Low back pain blood work good ct w/dbl contrast neg SIBO colonoscopy removed 1 6mm polyp worried about pancreatic cancer?
Get abdomenal CT: Get a abdomenal CT if that is indicated. Discuss with your gastroenterologist ...Read more
Lower back pain, lower abdominal pain, go from sweating to freezing but no fever. Just had colonoscopy & had 2 biopsies done....Any ideas?
Call your doctor: While no fever, sweating and freezing may be indicative of having chills, which are often symptoms of an inflammatory process going on. Since you are also having abdominal pain post procedure, it is important to call and let your doctor know about your symptoms immediately. ...Read more
Xray: Probably need an xray, but heat, light stretching and anti-inflammatories arte a start. ...Read more
Could be from a number of distinct structures need diagnostic studies and evaluation.
Interventional pain doctor with proper qualification may save you surgery look for abipp or fipp to get these not only you must have the highest qualification but you must also do a practical examination. ...Read more
Have it evaluatd: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more
If I have constant lower back pain after standing for more than thirty minutes. What should I do?
See below: The first thing to do is to begin stretching and exercising your back. You should see your family doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a very odd lower back pain after I relax for a bit, what could it be?
No pain with activity, but pain while relaxing is typically from a ligament strain. The sacroiliac ligament is the typical culprit.
Treatment consists of a trial of Ibuprofen 800 three times daily or Naproxen as directed. If no improvement, seek a doctor who performs trigger point and sacroiliac ligament injections. If they don't work, an MRI could evaluate for disk disease. ...Read more
See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more
Not really: Not enough info for detailed answer: how long after? Many potential causes incl. scarring, other disc injury, QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc. I recommend exam by a dr. Skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation - someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer ...Read more
Nonspecific: This is a fairly nonspecific complaint and could be cause by any number of factors such as poor body mechanics, suboptimal technique, suboptimal conditioning, degenerative discs, etc. If the symptoms are severe, persistent, or debilitating, see a physician. ...Read more
It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back. ...Read more
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