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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.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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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
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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.
Dr. Fernando Austin
Dr. Fernando Austin
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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.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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