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Can not pooping cause back or kidney pain?

10 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not kidney

Pain is more likely related to bowel distention than obstruction of the kidneys/ureters.
Pain can be experienced throughout abdomen and back. Can be constant or colicy(comes in waves). Agree with judicious use of laxatives.

In brief: Not kidney

Pain is more likely related to bowel distention than obstruction of the kidneys/ureters.
Pain can be experienced throughout abdomen and back. Can be constant or colicy(comes in waves). Agree with judicious use of laxatives.
Dr. Alan Freedman
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

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.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Pain

Constipation can cause abdominal or back pain.
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. You may increase your intake of fiber foods: Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948

In brief: Pain

Constipation can cause abdominal or back pain.
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. You may increase your intake of fiber foods: Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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