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Why does my lower back hurt extremely bad before I have to make a bowel movement?

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Shouldn't be...

You may have some constipation, which is much more common than folks think.
Even if you're having a bowel movement a day, you can be constipated (the colon can expand and stretch a lot). If you have fever, blood in the stool, see a doctor. Otherwise take a softener like colace (docusate sodium) at least once a day. Do not take laxatives. Drink water! you should see a difference in a few days.

In brief: Shouldn't be...

You may have some constipation, which is much more common than folks think.
Even if you're having a bowel movement a day, you can be constipated (the colon can expand and stretch a lot). If you have fever, blood in the stool, see a doctor. Otherwise take a softener like colace (docusate sodium) at least once a day. Do not take laxatives. Drink water! you should see a difference in a few days.
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