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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Lower back pain when awaken or get up from rest predominately worse when bladder or bowel need emptying?

Need more info: The symptoms you describe can be cause by diet, physical activity (not enough) or a colon problem or spinal nerve problem. You need to consult with your family physician and get an exam to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello, can bowel movement issues effects lower back pain?

Hello, can bowel movement issues effects lower back pain?

Yes: The straining associated with constipation can cause increased pressure on the lower spine which could potentially aggravate a back condition. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain after a bowel movement ?

I have severe lower back pain after a bowel movement ?

More info needed: Might have strained muscles while pushing. Much more info would be needed to say more. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad lower back pain when I need a bowel movement. ?

Unity of structure: Your body is one unit. Your intestines hang from your lower back. There is overlap in nerve supply. People who are chronically constipated can easily get back pain. As precaution, If you have other medical problems, or a family history of colon cancer, get checked out by a doc in person. Make sure you've had a recent gyn exam too. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What does frequent bowel movement together with lower back pain indicate?

What does frequent bowel movement together with lower back pain indicate?

GI ISSUES AND PAIN: These symptoms could have totally independent origins such as irritable bowel disease co-existing with lumbar degenerative disk disease. However, you should check for changes in the color of the stools and if it seems oily as these my indicate problems arising from the gall bladder and/or the pancreas which may give both symptoms. You should follow up with pcp asap for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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I just recently started having lower back pain on both sides only when i have a bowel movement. What could it be?

Disc herniation: Hello: Pain with bowel straining might suggest a herniated disc. Discs hurt with sitting and straining (Valsalva). You might want to get examined by a physiatrist specialized in spine care. ...Read more

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I have lower Back pain which radiates to my sides. It's painful to sleep and stand from sitting. Bowel movements give short relieve. What could it be?

I have lower Back pain which radiates to my sides. It's painful to sleep and stand from sitting. Bowel movements give short relieve. What could it be?

Constipation can cau: back pain. If this is a problem 4 U, use diet high in fiber & fiber supplement, keep well hydrated, avoid laxatives. Diverticulitis can do the same. This requires a visit 2 Ur PCP 4 a start. ...Read more

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Can straining during bowel movements cause ongoing lower back pain?

Yes: Straining with bowel movements can increase you intrabdominal pressure which can exacerbate back pain and can also worsen pain that may be resulting from a disc herniation. Talk with you pcp about your issue. They may recommend a stool softener or even a laxative to help alleviate the bowel issues. They can also help determine if there is some other source to your back pain. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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. 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