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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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

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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Lower back pain with bladder infection?

Lower back pain with bladder infection?

Common: Common symptoms of a bladder infection are urgency, frequency, burning with urination, and visible blood in the urine. Low back pain is less common but is a symptom. It also may be a symptom related to kidney infection in addition to bladder infection. Fever is generally associated with kidney infections along with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and loss of bladder control. What can be done for this?

Serious Symptoms: Low back pain in conjunction with loss of bladder control can signify a serioius condition needing immediate attention. This is not normal. I would see your doctor immediately or even consider going to the emergency room. Compression of spinal nerves can cause these symptoms. When compression of spinal nerves causes symptoms such as bowel/bladder dysfunction this could be known as myelopathy. ...Read more

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Could my constipation, lower back pain be symptoms of bladder cancer?

Not usually: Bowel symptoms and back pain would be unusual bladder cancer related symptoms. Blood in urine and/or painful voiding would be much more common. ...Read more

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Bladder & lower back pain when lying down only. Fine when standing. Feeling like a have to pee and then can't, but will also pee 2-4 times per night?

Bladder & lower back pain when lying down only. Fine when standing. Feeling like a have to pee and then can't, but will also pee 2-4 times per night?

Get evaluated.: The combination of back pain a change in urinary habits and frequency could have a neurologic link and should be assessed as soon as possible. Your physician, based on a detailed history, physical exam, and tests may be able to find out if there is a relationship between your symptoms, and ways to improve them. Don't delay and see your physician. ...Read more

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I had a bladder infection a week ago finished all medicine an now I have mid lower back pain?

I had a bladder infection a week ago finished all medicine an now I have mid lower back pain?

Now its a kidney inf: Ection. Chronic kidney infections can cause serious kidney damage. Follow up quick with your md to make sure this is not happening. Kidney pain is usually on either side of the spine about a hand width from center and beneath the lower ribs. The problem also is you've had antibiotics that don't seem to have worked. Might be resistant bugs that need to be tested to see which med will kill the bugs. ...Read more

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Have lower back pain & some bladder pain yet I have no UTI symptoms so I'm not sure what could be going on. Any thoughts? Should I see dr or wait?

See Dr: Whilst unusual, it is still possible to have a urinary tract infection with minimal symptoms. The lower back pain could also be referred pain from your lumbar spine, a common symptom of a pinched or irritated nerve. You need to see your doctor sooner for an examination as well as a Urine dipstick test to rule out an early urinary tract infection which can develop complications if left untreated. ...Read more

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I have mesenteric adenitis with lower back pain, and major bladder control issues all at the same time. What could this mean?

I have mesenteric adenitis with lower back pain, and major bladder control issues all at the same time. What could this mean?

You need meds: You may need to have some antibiotics to control this- it may be that your adenitis is from a bladder infection. Or that your adenitis is affecting the bladder. ...Read more

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I have a bladder infection - I really struggle to urinate - no burning or so just feels like something is blocking my urine - I have lower back pain?

I have a bladder infection - I really struggle to urinate - no burning or so just feels like something is blocking my urine - I have lower back pain?

"Urine" need of MD: "Urine" need of a Urology MD who can diagnose your medical problem and treat it appropriately. It may be a urinary tract infection, prostate gland, stone, or kidney problem. A Cystoscopy may be needed as well. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have constant lower back pain. 5 yrs.+. Positive leukocytes and positive nitrite s but no symptoms of uti. I also had bladder sling in 2002?

I have constant lower back pain. 5 yrs.+. Positive leukocytes and positive nitrite s but no symptoms of uti. I also had bladder sling in 2002?

Unlikely o be UTI: Constant low back pain is more likely o be due to problems wih your lumbar spine. Utis are no likely o cause pain like that. X-rays of the spine may help define the problem. If that is the cause, physical therapy may be very helpful. If spine films are normal, your doctor will need to look for other problems causing pain in ha area. ...Read more

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I have burning when I urinate and I have lower back pain and am kinda crampy what could this be? Also feel like I cant empty bladder all the way

I have burning when I urinate and I have lower back pain and am kinda crampy what could this be? Also feel like I cant empty bladder all the way

Urinary tract infect: Given your age and description of your symptoms it is likely that you are experiencing a urinary tract infection. Of concern is the lower back pain possibly being pyelonephritis. If you are also experiencing fevers, chills, shakes, the infection may have spread into your bloodstream. If having the latter symptoms, please go to an emergency room for further work up and treat or call your PCP soon. ...Read more

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Lower back pain that radiates across both pelvis areas and into groin and below navel around bladder area. Dizziness and no appetite?

Low back pain: Get checked today by urgent care/ ER you need imaging. need to check for UTI but more important need to check for disc disease, inflammation, infection, infiltration or abdominal mass like renal/ovarian mass/uterine lesion/infection including pregnancy and ectopic F/U with doc/ER today ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause harsh lower back pain that runs down the left bum & leg, bladder pain, femoral pain and fever?

Polyradiculopathy: A pinched nerve in the low back can commonly cause back pain as well as pain in the lower extremity ("bum", leg, femur, etc.). If the femoral pain is in the front of the thigh, it is likely multiple nerves are irritated at the same time. "bladder pain" and fever may be due to a separate entity such as a uti. However, spinal cord infection & cauda equina syndrome must be ruled out->an emergency. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small fibroid and my uterus measures 14 weeks. My bladder isn't emptying fully. I have lower back pain, is this due to my problems?

Hi, I have a small fibroid and my uterus measures 14 weeks. My bladder isn't emptying fully. I have lower back pain, is this due to my problems?

Uncertain: Correlation needs to be made with symptoms, physical exam and if needed, imaging. A uterine mass would have to be large enough to exert pressure on the lumbosacral nerve plexus, as it courses through the pelvis, to cause back pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

Is it possible to have a kidney infection, w/out a bladder infection? I have all UTI symptoms, left lower back pain and 2 cultures come back negative.

One idea: If you have a fever and marked tenderness over the kidney, there's an off-chance that you have a staphylococcal kidney abscess. A second idea is a stone. Your physician knows how to follow up on these and other possibilities. ...Read more

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Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Severe sharp pain in my vaginal wall/pelvis when sitting/standing. Lower back pain. Feel like I have to poop. Started period yesterday. Bladder pain.

Needs MD visit: There are so many things that could be the problem here, that it requires a real live MD visit to sort out. ...Read more

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I have problem with bladder, colon and low back pain. When colon is full I can not urinate, and have back pain. What is the cause of all this?

I have problem with bladder, colon and low back pain. When colon is full I can not urinate, and have back pain. What is the cause of all this?

Constipation: Relationship between the muscles and nerves that control back & bladder functions and those that control bowel movements can cause this. Bladder and the colon are close together in the body. Large amounts of stool in the colon can put pressure on the bladder which can cause the bladder to not fill as much as it should, or cause the bladder to contract when the bladder is not supposed to contract. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant and have low back pain with no signs of kidney issue. Dr. Stumped. Comes in waves like renal colic and comes with full bladder.?

38 weeks pregnant and have low back pain with no signs of kidney issue. Dr. Stumped. Comes in waves like renal colic and comes with full bladder.?

Pelvic dysfunction?: If your dr ruled out serious probs, let's look at one that might be missed by md's: pelvic dysf. Osteopathic drs can do all your md can, but we also look at muscular, connective tissue, & skeletal problems with hands-on exam. It's possible that in advanced pregnancy, baby+full bladder pushes on pelvic ring causing si or lumbar lig stretching or pinching & pain. Gentle osteopathic manipulation may help. ...Read more

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Low back pain with bladder infection. Please suggest?

Low back pain with bladder infection. Please suggest?

R/O kidney infection: Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) is a possible cause of back pain. If there is back pain and suspected bladder infection, it would be useful to have a medics evaluation to rule out pyelonephritis ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowel and bladder dysfunction in a person with low back pain?

What are the causes of bowel and bladder dysfunction in a person with low back pain?

See below: Bowel or bladder dysfunction is what we consider a red flag, meaning there is the potential for a serious problem in the spine. It can mean compression of the lower spinal cord or multiple nerves in the lumbar spine. It can be seen with very large disc herniations as well as some other conditions that can cause nerve compression. If you have these symptoms, you should see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Male 60 can't empty bladder, sudden urge to go often. Low back pain during sex kills erection.?

Male 60 can't empty bladder, sudden urge to go often. Low back pain during sex kills erection.?

Concerns: You do not provide information so we can understand what evaluation precedes your email, but you do need urinary evaluation by urologist, and MRI lumbar spine if not done previously. Maybe even better is online Concierge visit. ...Read more

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I have had bladder issues and low back pain. I had a CT scan which indicated I have a duplicated collecting system. Could this cause problems?

I have had bladder issues and low back pain. I had a CT scan which indicated I have a duplicated collecting system. Could this cause problems?

It depends: On the extent of the duplication. Most duplications are incomplete, cause no symptoms, and are incidental findings. Some duplications, particularly complete duplications, can predispose to infection, reflux, or obstruction. Talk to your doc about whether your duplication anomaly might be significant. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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. 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