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Having stomach bloating, back pain and weight gain. What could be this?

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I have severe stomach bloating & severe low back pain. The pain radiates down the buttock & down the leg & into the back of the knee of the one i just had Replacement done in July this year. My stomach feels really sickly & blown i have headaches through the eyelids right through the back I have a swelling right round my stomach through to the hips etc like a hula hoop & I was always flat tummy. I have gained a lot of weight which I never had. I also had a cervical smear as the doctor insisted that I had a cervix but i told her i didn't but she done the examination anyway & i when she inserted the speculum I felt a sharp pain & felt faint she stopped & said she would be back just to lie there for a while. she went next door to examine another patient & when she came back she said I could go now.I have had bloating since then ??? I wake up in the morning with chronic pain in my back & stomach until I just get up. very uncomfortable. I sometimes have to push to urinate otherwise it just stops until i push again then i pass some more until its all gone. I am a very fit person I take body fitness classes & Iexercise at the gym walk on treadmill for an hour but still gaining weight??? I hate this look also very tired after i have exercised feel like i'm fighting off falling asleep very tired could just crash
Posted Sat, 23 Nov 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Due to mild nerve root compression. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The low back pain and difficulty in urinating is likely to be due to a nerve root compression at the level of lumbar spine due to degenerative changes in your spine. This can be diagnosed after an MRI scan. The bloating of the stomach is not likely to be related to the examination you had at your gynecologist's office. You need to have some dietary modifications to reduce this indigestion. The pain in the back and hip can be relieved with appropriate pain killers and muscle relaxants after an examination by an orthopedician. Dong a hot fomentation, back strengthening exercises and taking methylcobalamin supplements will also help. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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Follow-up: Having stomach bloating, back pain and weight gain. What could be this? 2 days later
Just wondering if this could be coming from my necK. I was the victim in a car accident when the other vehicle started reversing on the motorway & then when parallell with our car turned, crossed 2 lanes & ended up sideways in front of my car. I was in the passengers seat & i yelled swerve to the right to avoid hitting her son in her passengers seat staring at me. My bottom came around in the seat I grabbed the handle above with my left arm which pulled my neck & shoulder badly & my knee went up under the dashboard causing severe injury later ending in a knee replacement. I have torn tendons in arm & remaining are delaminated. I'm trying to prevent surgery as I'm still recovering 3mths post opp now from knee replacement. Had so many cortisones for knee & shoulders etc as I fell & injured right shoulder sound like a cot case NOPE!! i still go to the gym & try to do cardio work cross trainer & exercycle bike & walk on treadmill. My neck is very sore though so i wonder could it all be coming from that radiating into my arms & down my spine & into my buttock & down leg etc??
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Not related to neck issues. Detailed Answer: Hello. Thanks for writing again. The pain in the hip and legs is not related to the neck issues. It is more likely due to nerve root involvement at the lumbar spine level. A neurologist can help you in pin pointing the cause after some investigations. Hope my answer is helpful. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish you good health. Regards
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