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Can constipation cause pain anywhere in the abdomen ?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Pretty much

One reason is the distribution if the nerve endings in the abdomen that does not allow for precisely locating the pain.
Spasms along the gastrointestinal tract may contribute also.

In brief: Pretty much

One reason is the distribution if the nerve endings in the abdomen that does not allow for precisely locating the pain.
Spasms along the gastrointestinal tract may contribute also.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Dr. Douglas Brewer
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes

You need to careful about blaming constipation for abdominal pain.
However, it can cause discomfort mostly in the form of bloating or a feeling of being full, cramping anywhere but mostly in the lower abdomen, and also pain in the pelvic or rectal area if stool cannot pass

In brief: Yes

You need to careful about blaming constipation for abdominal pain.
However, it can cause discomfort mostly in the form of bloating or a feeling of being full, cramping anywhere but mostly in the lower abdomen, and also pain in the pelvic or rectal area if stool cannot pass
Dr. Douglas Brewer
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Dr. Richard Gould
ADHD & Autism

In brief: Yes

Yes, constipation can cause pain anywhere in the abdomen.

In brief: Yes

Yes, constipation can cause pain anywhere in the abdomen.
Dr. Richard Gould
Dr. Richard Gould
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