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Can constipation cause back pain?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
and ... the supporting tissue of the small intestine, called the mesenteric root, comes directly from the back body wall and so there is a physical and physiological connection (actually, there are many). Be sure you drink lots of water, exercise and get enough fiber and veggies and fruits daily, and , yes, check with your doctor to make sure it's nothing scary.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Thanks. I agree
Dr. Fernando Austin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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In brief: Yes

Constipation rarely may do so, irritable bowel can also give back pain.
Underlying cause for constipation need to be found.

In brief: Yes

Constipation rarely may do so, irritable bowel can also give back pain.
Underlying cause for constipation need to be found.
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