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Severe Lower Back Pain And Constipation
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
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
I have been severely bloated and completely constipated for 2 months. Now I am getting fevers off and on and alwayshave lower back pain. What should I do ?
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. 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
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
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 (one tablespoon in 8 oz of water drink daily). If continue to have back pain, might want to see a local physician. ...Read more
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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