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Why does my lower back hurt extremely bad before I have to make a bowel movement?

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 (docusate sodium) at least once a day. Do not take laxatives. Drink water! you should see a difference in a few days. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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What causes low back pain until there is a normal bowel movement?

What causes low back pain until there is a normal bowel movement?

Bowel issues: Severe, chronic constipation sometimes can produce back and leg pain that mimic a disc herniation. This is presumably from increased intra-abdominal pressure that compresses and irritates the lumbar plexus. Treat the constipation, and symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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Why do I get hot when I have bowl movement? And why does lower back hurt after bowl movement?

Why do I get hot when I have bowl movement? And why does lower back hurt after bowl movement?

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

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Why do I get bad lower back pain when I need a bowel movement. ?

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 more

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Low back pain, sacrum area. And urge to have a bowel movement, but with constipation, also nausea and pain in pelvis. ?

Constipation: Constipation can cause all of the symptoms described. Chronic constipation should be evaluated by your doctor who will evaluate for medication side effects, irritable bowel syndrome, spinal cord lesions and a number of other causes. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain after a bowel movement ?

I have severe lower back pain after a bowel movement ?

More info needed: Might have strained muscles while pushing. Much more info would be needed to say more. ...Read more

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I just recently started having lower back pain on both sides only when i have a bowel movement. What could it be?

Disc herniation: Hello:

Pain with bowel straining might suggest a herniated disc. Discs hurt with sitting and straining (Valsalva). You might want to get examined by a physiatrist specialized in spine care. ...Read more

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Hello, can bowel movement issues effects lower back pain?

Hello, can bowel movement issues effects lower back pain?

Yes: The straining associated with constipation can cause increased pressure on the lower spine which could potentially aggravate a back condition. ...Read more

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What does frequent bowel movement together with lower back pain indicate?

What does frequent bowel movement together with lower back pain indicate?

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 more

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Hubby having lower back pain and sometimes front pain below ribbs in early morng which wakes him up.pain goes away after bowel movement.sleep posture?

Hubby having lower back pain and sometimes front pain below ribbs in early morng which wakes him up.pain goes away after bowel movement.sleep posture?

Needs a Physical: Your husband needs a physical with labs to start to figure out why he has this pain in the morning. Most concerning would be cardiac, but this could also be gastric reflux .
Need more information, exam , labs and EKG. ...Read more

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I have server lower back pain that runs through too my hips started not long after a bowel movement this happened two months ago to.

Be seen: I would encourage you to be seen and thoroughly evaluated; particularly if the pain is severe and going on for two months. Many potential causes including a lumbar disc herniation. ...Read more

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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?

Back pain : we need more information to help you. The first thing that down to mind is inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. The others causes are rhemiatoligcal diseases like ankylosing spOndylitigis. Need more information ...Read more

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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

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Should i be concerned about lower back pain, excessive gas and change in bowel movements?

Should i be concerned about lower back pain, excessive gas and change in bowel movements?

See below: If the constipation that you report is new, you may want to be tested for hypothyroidism. Without any addition details about your low back pain and what has been performed so far to evaluate it, you may to discuss this with your primary. ...Read more

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Can straining during bowel movements cause ongoing lower back pain?

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

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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?

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?

Constipation can cau: back pain. If this is a problem 4 U, use diet high in fiber & fiber supplement, keep well hydrated, avoid laxatives.

Diverticulitis can do the same. This requires a visit 2 Ur PCP 4 a start. ...Read more

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I have had hemmorhoid surgery & i'm getting lower back pain as well as pain from bowel movements. Is this normal after 3 weeks ?.

I have had hemmorhoid surgery & i'm getting lower back pain as well as pain from bowel movements. Is this normal after 3 weeks ?.

Hemmorhoids: People present after surgery with pain and this can actually be the issue preventing a normal bowel movement. There are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help these common problems. It is best if you consult with your surgeon to help with ruling out other issues like an infection or a fissure. Also fiber and or laxatives may help at this point or sitz baths. ...Read more

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I think I'm having more bowel movements recently and feel gas and lower back pain when I do. Is this something to be worried about?

I think I'm having more bowel movements recently and feel gas and lower back pain when I do. Is this something to be worried about?

1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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I had a C-section a week and 2 days ago I am have horrible lower back pain and also having a hard time with bowel movements. What could it be?

Many possibilities: Low back pain and constipation 9 days after a cesarean. Constipation is common after a cesarean, due to pain meds and not moving as much. Make sure you are using a good stool softener such as senna and drinking lots of water. Back pain could be from constipation, bladder/kidney infection, soreness from where epidural or spinal was. Call your doc and get seen. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain associated with sluggish bowel movements this pain is radiating to my right hip and groin. Worse in morning?

I have lower back pain associated with sluggish bowel movements this pain is radiating to my right hip and groin.  Worse in morning?

Back pain: Back pain caused by disc degeneration or spinal stenosis can often get worse with "straining" due to sluggish colon. It may also radiate into groin or gluteal area. You need to increase your fiber (metamucil, etc) and other natural laxatives. Also, stay active. If this does not help you should have a check up, including hip x-rays, and an MRI of your back. ...Read more

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Neck pain and shoulder pain after drinking. Lower back pain after standing or sitting for longer than 10mins. Inconsistent stool and bowel movements?

Get evaluated!: At 18, these are unusual complaints.

I am concerned that you have a significant nerve compression, especially with the low back pain with standing, and the bladder and bowel inconsistency.

Please get this evaluated by a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Why would i be really dizzy when i wake up and vomit, then start my period a few days later 15 days early. And my lower back hurt with movement?

Difficult: You may have very bad bleeding, creating an anemia and thus dizziness. Your back pain may be due to vomiting or the period. By itself, feeling dizzy and vomiting are likely unrelated to the early period in any reasonable way i can imagine. I could be wrong but if still having symptoms see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a bowel obstruction make your lower back hurt?

Can a bowel obstruction make your lower back hurt?

It is possible,: But not likely. Intestinal obstruction usually causes crampy abdominal pain, distention, obstipation, nausea, and vomiting. And you need to get xr's or even sometimes ct scan to be sure. If you suspect intestinal obstruction, you need to go to ed right away. ...Read more

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Is it serious or not really? Back pain- mid lumbar left side. Bowel movements maybe twice/ week. Excessive weight gain. 10p time periord 1 1/2 months

Not enough info: It is worth getting checked out. Thyroid issues can cause weight gain and constipation, which can cause back pain. Just having all those changes something isn't right and you shouldn't ignore it. ...Read more

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Can bowel issues cause bad low back pain?

Can bowel issues cause bad low back pain?

Yes: There are some lower abdominal conditions that I have seen that aldo present with lbp. Diverticulitis, crohn's and even ibs. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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