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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Will drinking Gatorade help with leg pain and lower back pain after a colonoscopy? Being that the prep depletes fluids in your body.

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.

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I have lower back pain worse on right side after having a colonoscopy done. Have not poo ED in 5 days either! ?

I have lower back pain worse on right side after having a colonoscopy done. Have not poo ED in 5 days either! ?

Constipation: Most likely the pains you have may be from constipation. Increase the fluids in your diet, and take a laxative to try and POO. If no relief, you need to see the Doc. Good luck

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I had a colonoscopy a couple days ago, could I get kidney damage from drinking the prep? I have horrible lower back pain.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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Couple months rotating constipation/diarrhea, nausea when lying down, low back pain. Neg egd/colonoscopy. Ideas?

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.

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Eat 3-4hrs before bed. Lay down I get nauseous/abd pain. Neg colonoscopy/egd. Also SOB at night, wheezing. Low back pain. Not obese. Ideas?

Asthma or IBS: Hiatal hernia is possible. Could be reflux. Could be asthma. Could be IBS. The symptoms could be interrelated or separate, a little more information would be needed to differentiate.

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Lower back pain, lower abdominal pain, go from sweating to freezing but no fever. Just had colonoscopy & had 2 biopsies done....Any ideas?

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.

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Lower back pain after a 4 metre fall?

Lower back pain after a 4 metre fall?

Fall: A fall can cause pain from a variety of sources, and mostly depends on how/where the landing occurred. It could simply be muscle strain, but could also be due to disc problems or even a spinal fracture. Further evaluation is warranted due to the traumatic nature of the injury.

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I have lower back pain after doing deadlifts, what to do?

See details: Rest heat, aleve (naproxen) and advil. Pain results from trying to lift too much weight or having poor form while lifting.

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What can I do to ease lower back pain after falling down stairs?

Xray: Probably need an xray, but heat, light stretching and anti-inflammatories arte a start.

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Is it normal to have lower back pain after loosing your virginity?

Depends: You may have such pain if you were quite active and had sex in unusual positions. I suspect that one has little to do with the other, It may be that you were a little too aggressive. If persist see your doctor.

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Lower back pain after "popping" feeling. Did I tear or break something? What should I do?

Lower back pain after "popping" feeling. Did I tear or break something? What should I do?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. It sounds like you might experience disc herniation or tear. Please seek help from a pain management doctor, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

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What causes lower back pain after menstruation?

Referred pain: The low back pain with menses is what we call referred pain. It could also be pain associated with spasms in the pelvic floor musculature which are anchored at the sacrum.

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I have severe lower back pain after practicing my back walkover. What do you suggest?

Initially rest: Nonsurgical remedies and therapy are the initial mainstay. Medicines such as anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and pain medications are very helpful. Modalities such as ice and heat can be useful. See an orthopedic spine surgeon for a treatment plan.

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...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