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Can not pooping cause back or kidney pain?
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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In brief: Yes
Pressure on the ureters can cause back pressure against the kidney and cause pain similar to a kidney stone.
Pressure on the spinal nerves can cause pain in the back as well. Try a fleets enema, hold for thirty minutes while lying on your left side to liquefy the hard impacted stool and help it to evacuate more easily. Repeat up to three times if needed. Do this the day after you fail a bm.

In brief: Yes
Pressure on the ureters can cause back pressure against the kidney and cause pain similar to a kidney stone.
Pressure on the spinal nerves can cause pain in the back as well. Try a fleets enema, hold for thirty minutes while lying on your left side to liquefy the hard impacted stool and help it to evacuate more easily. Repeat up to three times if needed. Do this the day after you fail a bm.
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