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Does constipation cause back pain and buttock pain?

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Dr David Weingarden
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: It May

Severe constipation can cause buttock ; back pain.
But the reverse is also true. Some back pain medications can cause constipation. Also, diseases (some quite serious) that affect the colon or pelvic area can cause both buttock/back pain and severe constipation. If the pain does not go away long term after your bowels are going again, see your doctor!

In brief: It May

Severe constipation can cause buttock ; back pain.
But the reverse is also true. Some back pain medications can cause constipation. Also, diseases (some quite serious) that affect the colon or pelvic area can cause both buttock/back pain and severe constipation. If the pain does not go away long term after your bowels are going again, see your doctor!
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