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Lower back pain, hard and dark stools, foul smell, bleeding. What is the problem?

Hi My name is Ali. I have lower back pain which I have had for 2 weeks now, it is not like a strain or anything , more a constant pain deep within my lower back. I also have hard, dark stools which do smell and I have some bleeding . I have been self medicating with pain relief as 2- 3 times a day as I cannot stick the pain in my back. what would the problem be?
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The pain in your lower back could be related to a back muscle problem or due to the dark colored stools you are having. These are suggestive of an internal bleeding and needs to be investigated and proper treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
drtayal72@gmail.com
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for writing to us.
Your lower back seems due to referred pain from abdominal organs.Dark colored stool are suggestive of upper GI bleeding.I suggest you to get it examined by a doctor and get investigated properly.
Hope this will helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Spine Surgeon Dr. Rahul D Chaudhari's  Response
Thanks for the query. Back pain could be from abdominal organs we call this as referred back pain. First of all get examined by a doctor and you need to some investigations like stool exam, Ultrasound of the abdomen. Back pain in your case most probably from the abdomen. Thanks.
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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