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Lower Back Pain Constipation Cramps Painful Bowel Movement Periods
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just recently started having lower back pain on both sides only when i have a bowel movement. What could it be?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info needed: Might have strained muscles while pushing. Much more info would be needed to say more. ...Read more
My 15 yr old son has lower back pain off/on for a yr as well as bleeding while bowel movement..we've been to several drs but no diagnosis..related?
34 yrs women. Severe legs pain from knees to feet in both legs.no varice.sometimes mild lower back pain.it make worst with bowel movement or gas.
Requires examination: Highly suggestive of lumbar disc issues; however circulatory and neurological issues must be rules out. ...Read more
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
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