Can constipation cause back pain?

Yes. Usually lower back in the lumbar region as a rectum full of hard stool pulls on the supporting ligaments of the rectum that are attached to the lower back. Of course many other things can cause back pain as well, so best to be evaluated by your doctor or a specialist.
Yes, it can . Constipation can cause back pain. However, other conditions such as uterine fibroids, irritable bowel syndrome and disc disease can cause pain.

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Can constipation cause back pain?

Back PaIn/Constipati. Significant. Constipation can potentially cause back pain due to gas & spasm of the large intestine. High fiber diet, adequate liquid intake(6-8glasses of water) & possibly a fiber supplement such as metamucil improve bowel movement function & decrease pain . Possibility of back injury should not be overlooked as an explanation. Read more...
Yes. Referred pain from full bowel can cause back pain...But causes of back pain (disc, strain, trauma, tumor, etc.) can cause constipation. See your doc. Read more...
Yes. Constipation rarely may do so, irritable bowel can also give back pain. Underlying cause for constipation need to be found. Read more...

Can constipation cause back pain? I had a chest X-ray and lumbar x ray. Would they have showed intestinal blockage? Is lumbar X-ray best?

Yes. Plain x-ray might show obstruction. Best test is a ct but in your case might not be needed. Read more...
Maybe. If sever than it can. Especially if straining to have bowel movements which increases abdominal pressure as well as pressurizing the discs. X-rays may indirectly show findings which may be suggestive but you would also need further testing and a detailed history and physical assessment to make the diagnosis. Read more...

Can constipation cause lower back pain? My lower back hurts when I need to move my bile. When I press on my lower back I pass gas too.

Good ur passing gas. Constipation can cause back pain, and you need to see why you're constipated, and resolve it. You have several GI issues, and medication you're on, and procedures. Make sure to have your doctor test your for gliadase, and possible gluten intolerance, and/or food allergies. Have him/her refer you to a clinical nutritionist, who can get you on foods that are easily digested, and a simpler diet. Read more...

Can constipation cause upper right back pain?

Back pain . I can only think of kidney stones and muscle tightness and cramps that cause back pain. Constipation can only cause back pain if you are straining really hard and tense your back muscle while hunched over that can cause back pain. I would see a if stool softeners or higher fiber can help with the constipation. If it continues, then see a specialist. Read more...