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Could constipation cause pain in the lower abdominal area?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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In brief: Lower abdominal pain

Yes. It could. When was the last time you had a bowel movement.
Has it been several days? Has your stool recently been hard and difficult to pass? Try getting hydrated (2L water / day) doing as much exercise as you can and placing a call to your doc to have this pain checked out if it doesn't pass with a bowel movement soon.

In brief: Lower abdominal pain

Yes. It could. When was the last time you had a bowel movement.
Has it been several days? Has your stool recently been hard and difficult to pass? Try getting hydrated (2L water / day) doing as much exercise as you can and placing a call to your doc to have this pain checked out if it doesn't pass with a bowel movement soon.
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