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    back pain after bowel movement
    cubana1981 posted:
    Everytime I have a bowel movement, I end up with alot of back pain. This went of for awhile, then the pain seemed to go away. Now it's back again. I'm not constipated, so I'm not sure what this could be. I don't have pain anywhere else. Any thought would be great.
    MAMMYBOJAMMY responded:
    You might need to have a colonoscopy. That is strictly a guess on my part. For sure I would let my family Dr. know and let him advise you on what tests might need to be run.

    How long does the pain last after a bm.? Since you said "everytime I have a bowel movement"...I would not put if off.

    Take care...let us know what you find out, ok? Later, Mammy
    shar46 responded:
    I agree Mammy you really need to talk to your doctor and tell him/her what is happening. You need some diagnostic test and see what is going on. Other than this we are not doctors and can't tell you what might be happening but you need to see your doctor.

    Aloha Shar
    Porter1971 responded:
    Hey Cubana, I am quite familiar with those types of pain and still get them occassionally, will spare the details, lol. anyhow mine is related to the sciatic nerve, occasinally I can actually get back spasms just from bearing down to long or to hard. People don't understand sometimes what your body goes through just to have a bowel movement. In my paramedic days we once transported someone from a local Mcdonalds who actually passed out from bearing down to long. Basically he caused his heart to stop from it and then fell over and busted his head of course. While I still strongly recommend calling the doc somethings you can try in the mean time is take a stool softner so you dont have to strain, and make sure you are sitting as straight up as possible when you go. This would also explain why sometimes it hurts and other times it doesnt, most likely some of your stools are probably softer on some days then others. Hope this helps.
    amrcnracin responded:
    maybe irritable bowel syndrome???
    taz111153 responded:
    Are you obese? If you are, the excess weight in the front pulls on your back also and does not support your intestines. Therefore, allowing the intestines 1. overfill and 2. become heavier and 3. possibly causing your stool to be much too firm like constipated. Do seek help from your doctor if this applies and even if it doesn't. There are many problems that might be going on but at the least see your family doctor and then a gastroenterologist. Also are you drinking plenty of water? At least a quart a day and this does not include soda, coffee and the likes. as these are still digested. At any part you should still make sure your abdominal and back muscles are strong and fit.

    Just lurned from experience.
    angelamlopez responded:
    Okay...I wrote a novel and it disappeared, but get a colonoscopy-doesn't hurt and it can truely save your life if there is something serious.

    That said, sounds like internal HEMROIDS, which can get inflamed near hundreds of nerve endings in your rectom/colon. You are NOT going to find any scientific studies online, because no body cares about these non-life threatening blood vessels which can easily be corrected throuh diet change or "routine" surgury (as if any surgery should be call routine-they are invasive by definition). But I can tell you from personal and family history, hemroids cause backback after bowel movements. Mine were so bad that I had to have a hemroidectomy..since that-no pain.
    Albylew replied to angelamlopez's response:
    I have similar problems with other lower back pain before and especially ater a bowel movment as well as urination problems (increased frequency) and my doctor is suspicious of prostate problems of which I am undergoing blood tests and an utrasound scan.
    Asif1253 replied to Albylew's response:
    hey albylew, I am having exactly the same symptoms as yours. plus I am having bloating in my stomach. what did your doc say then? was it a prostate problem?

    please let me know ASAP
    babysandysmom2010 responded:
    I've Had this problem since 1995 ,at the time the doctor said it maybe endometrous well at the time I had no insurance so he didnt do anything about it.Then in 2004 I remarried and got on my husbands insurance and found out it was endo so doc said I needed a hysterctomy well was going to have a partial but when he got in he said he had to do a full beings it was so bad .Well To this day I STILL have the pain they said it went into the bowel lining. I just WISH and Pray I could get rid of the pain completely.
    bj1208 replied to babysandysmom2010's response:
    hi and welcome to the support group -

    I would like to ask what all docs have you seen for this? where is your pains located?

    If you have lower back pain I would also suggest seeing a spine specialist - just to make sure - either Orthopedic or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist. They will examine you and ask your history.

    Reason I am saying this is that I too had a complete hysterectomy back in 1993 because of back pains - they thought it was my disc (L5) as it looked like it was bulging (herniated). I ended up doubling over in pain at work one day and went to my regular doc - he sent me to OBGYN specialist and had treatments for a year then a complete one done.

    My lower back would always hurt and I would take tylnal or ibuprofen and the pains would subside but they were always aggravated by doing laundry, dishes cooking standing etc., I was always active (Martial Arts etc) and this helped as I was keeping my core muscles strengthened.

    One day my back was really hurting, went to store after work and bent down to get a bag of sugar - my disc blew out.

    So please do go see a spine specialist and have them examine you just to make sure.

    Please keep us posted what you find out~~
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