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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 (docusate sodium) 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 more
More info needed: Might have strained muscles while pushing. Much more info would be needed to say more. ...Read more
I just recently started having lower back pain on both sides only when i have a bowel movement. What could it be?
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
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?
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
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
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
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 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
What can be the cause of lower back pain with problem with bowel movements and I have tingling in my feet.?
Several things: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
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
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
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
Started linzess 2 days ago, drank magnesium citrate before that,. Been having lower back pain after bowel movements anddiahhrea since is this normal?
Neck pain and shoulder pain after drinking. Lower back pain after standing or sitting for longer than 10mins. Inconsistent stool and bowel movements?
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
Low back pain, hurts on movement on spine and tender to touch has been 4 months X-ray normal? Muscular? Suggestions
Muscular: i always attribute tenderness to muscular etiology ...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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