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Can constipation cause pain on lower abdomen?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Absolutely; due to..

small bowel distension after material in colon has accumulated & not moved on.
One of the best strategies to prevent & ? recurrence is activity: e.g. walking 1-3 miles, along with ?ed hydration, dried prunes (several/day; trial & error amounts), ?ed soluble fiber in diet (however often requires days to a wk or more + trial & error amounts), rarely a bottle of Citrate of Magnesia, etc., to resolve.

In brief: Absolutely; due to..

small bowel distension after material in colon has accumulated & not moved on.
One of the best strategies to prevent & ? recurrence is activity: e.g. walking 1-3 miles, along with ?ed hydration, dried prunes (several/day; trial & error amounts), ?ed soluble fiber in diet (however often requires days to a wk or more + trial & error amounts), rarely a bottle of Citrate of Magnesia, etc., to resolve.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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