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Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks)?

Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks)?

Yes, I think so.: Severe constipation changes the way your organs fit together and that can create pressure on nerves that connect with other nerves. So the pain can pop up in places you don't expect. Get this cleared out as soon as you can by seeing a doctor for treatment or prescription. From then on - keep yourself from getting so blocked. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Help please! Is constipation and lower back pain a side effect of imodium (loperamide)?

Help please! Is constipation and lower back pain a side effect of imodium (loperamide)?

Can...: Imodium (loperamide) is an over-the-counter medication used for treatment of diarrhea. It should be used as needed, its use limited and not continued once bowel movements have normalized. By virtue of its constipation effects, Imodium (loperamide) can cause constipation, which in turn can sometimes be associated with low back pain. If symptoms persist despite cessation of imodium, (loperamide) consultation with your dr. Is recommended. ...Read more

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Lt side lower back pain that radiates down to the back of my lt ankle also experiencing bad constipation w/- large hard stool what cld this be?

Lt side lower back pain that radiates down to the back of my lt ankle also experiencing bad constipation w/- large hard stool what cld this be?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Constipation cause lower back pain?

Constipation cause lower back pain?

Yes it can: It is one of many bowel & renal causes. All other causes should b ruled out first, including side effects of some drugs. I am excluding intrinsic back causes. B cn by ur pcp as a start and go from there. ...Read more

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Why does constipation cause really bad lower back pain?

Why does constipation cause really bad lower back pain?

Doctor can examine: Patients who complain of constipation usually don't say they have bad back pain that comes with it. Thus, it would be a good idea to get a primary care doctor's evaluation to see if something else is going on with the back. One should write down details of symptoms, such as when back pain occurs (is it only during pushing out stool, is it only after pooping, or only before pooping, etc...). ...Read more

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Can constipation cause aperson to experience lower back pain?

Can constipation cause aperson to experience lower back pain?

Constipation & LBP: Constipation can cause back pain. So can many other things. If back pain does not resolve shortly after resolution of constipation, ts time to look elsewhere. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain I think it is due to constipation what can I do to relief it?

I have lower back pain I think it is due to constipation what can I do to relief it?

Back pain/constipati: If you have constipation, suggest high fiber diet, increase exercise, adequate hydration. You could also add fiber supplement (citrucel one table spoon in 8 oz of water daily and titrate to goal of 25-30 grams/day). If the above not helping, add MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (one tablespoon in 8 oz of water drink daily). If continue to have back pain, might want to see a local physician. ...Read more

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I have tail bone & lower back pain and constipation pain in my but?

Likely 2 different: The tailbone pain is something known as coccyxdynia. It can be from trauma or less commonly an inflammatory condition. You are on naprosyn (naproxen). Continue until u see a spine specialist. You will likely need x-rays ; maybe MRI to eval tailbone pain. Regarding the constipation, in addition to stool softeners, drink lots of water and make sure you get enough dietary fiber. Discuss w/ur pcp. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pelvic pain and lower back pain?

Can constipation cause pelvic pain and lower back pain?

Yes: The bowels are located throughout the abdominal cavity and constipation can cause pain in different areas often referred to the pelvis and or back. ...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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Please help! Lower back pain, constipation & erectile dysfunction. What could be the problem?

Please help! Lower back pain, constipation & erectile dysfunction. What could be the problem?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause lower back pain? My lower back hurts when I need to move my bile. When I press on my lower back I pass gas too.

Good ur passing gas: Constipation can cause back pain, and you need to see why you're constipated, and resolve it. You have several GI issues, and medication you're on, and procedures. Make sure to have your doctor test your for gliadase, and possible gluten intolerance, and/or food allergies. Have him/her refer you to a clinical nutritionist, who can get you on foods that are easily digested, and a simpler diet. ...Read more

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Can severe IBS cause shooting chest pains and lower back pain? I was diagnosed with severe IBS today and I have really bad constipation.

Can severe IBS cause shooting chest pains and lower back pain? I was diagnosed with severe IBS today and I have really bad constipation.

IBS signs/symptoms: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Pin needle pain lower abd, constipation, cloudy pee, lower back pain, heavy abdmen, stretching bending hurts, navel hurts too. What can it be? Thanks

Pin needle pain lower abd, constipation, cloudy pee, lower back pain, heavy abdmen, stretching bending hurts, navel hurts too. What can it be? Thanks

Cannot diagnose: This is not a matter for the internet. You sound seriously ill with a potential for complications and should be seen and examined by a doctor asap. If necessary go to an er. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Shifting groin pain, dull ache in testicles near the thigh pit, lower back pain, slightly constipated, help me?

Shifting groin pain, dull ache in testicles near the thigh pit, lower back pain, slightly constipated, help me?

Here are some...: Clinically, the described regional ache may suggest its association with the disorders of nerves, muscles, or joints around the lower spine. To verify, follow instructions as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you surely gain much insight on how to better handle health-related concerns and work closely with doc so to define most likable underlying cause for Rx & care. ...Read more

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What is causing the lower back pain in my 6 yr old dealing with costipation?

Referred pain: It is most likely referred pain from the abdominal pressure or bowel distention related to the constipation. We can't differentiate pain well between inside our abdomen and out so we often have referred pain that we perceive as other pain. It should go away with relief of constipation, but if it doesn't, then see your pediatrician. I hope that helps and that your little one feels better! ...Read more

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Does low back pain/constipation signify colon cancer.

Does low back pain/constipation signify colon cancer.

Colon cancer: Those 2 are nonspecific symptoms but weight loss, change in bowel habits, bleeding per rectum, hx of polyps, family hx of colon cancer or any combination of these things should warrant proper evaluation by a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I suffer from IBS for 2 years now. I had a flare up these days with constipation. I also have low back pain. Is it related with IBS?

Possible: Back pain and constipation could be related to your IBS but could be diet, fiber intake, hydration etc. There are many possible causes. Make sue you are taking enough fiber, fluid etc and avoid high fat meals, cheese etc. If still having issues see a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Can retroverted uterus cause constant low back pain? Constipation n worse bck pain 2 weeks before period. It's putting strain on my back n pelvic floor

Can retroverted uterus cause constant low back pain? Constipation n worse bck pain 2 weeks before period. It's putting strain on my back n pelvic floor

Yes: This is possible. If you have not had an ultrasound, then this is indicated. Also, remember to check a pregnancy test if you have not done so already. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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