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Why Does My Lower Back Hurt Extremely Bad Before I Have To Make A Bowel Movement
Shouldn't be...: You may have some constipation, which is much more common than folks think. Even if you're having a bowel movement a day, you can be constipated (the colon can expand and stretch a lot). If you have fever, blood in the stool, see a doctor. Otherwise take a softener like colace at least once a day. Do not take laxatives. Drink water! you should see a difference in a few days. ...Read more
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
Why does my butt and lower back hurt, also when I squeeze my butt muscles I can feel the pain, then when I take a bowel movement this pain gets better?
Low back pain: It's difficult to understand how a bowel movement relieves what appears to be chronic musculoskeletal discomfort of the lower spine. It could me that relaxation of some degree of spasm occurs as you sit for a bowel movement. It's best to consult your physician for assessment of your lumbosacral spine and to report any bowel symptoms,if any. ...Read more
Have chronic low back pain. No diagnosis. Hurts worse when gassy or have bowel movement. It's not colon issues. What else could this be?
Diagnostic injection: Most back pain is either discogenic or facetogenic. That is either from your disc or the joints in your lower back. A less common cause is the sacroiliac joint. An MRI is useful if not done. After MRI history and physical exam diagnostic X-ray guided blocks can give you a diagnosis and lead to specific treatment . ...Read more
Autonomic: This sounds like a sort of autonomic dysreflexia in which your nervous system has an abnormal amount of electrical signals going through it during the bowel movement. We see this type of issue with people who have spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. The back pain is possible as well as the rectum is just next to the tailbone that can send referred pain. Recommend see a pm;r physician. ...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
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
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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