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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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