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Is lower back pain caused due to constipation?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2014
Question: can consipation cause a full feeling above belly button and lower achy back? last night after dinner i felt this and after dinner tonight but when i ate lunch today i felt fine. Can it be trapped gas?
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Answered by Dr. Ashish Verma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: yes, constipation causes lower back pain. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX This is Dr. Ashish Verma, a general surgeon, answering to your query. Yes constipation causes causes pain in lower back region. And the fullness in upper abdomen can be due to gas. You are having gastritis, and need to start on a ppi. Also you need to increase fiber intake in your diet to prevent constipation. Avoid tea, coffee, spicy and fatty foods, as they increase gastritis. Eat oats, fresh curds, bananas, whole cereals, fruits and green leafy vegetables, they will keep your bowel healthy. Hope, that i have answered to all your queries. If you have further queries, i will be glad to answer them. Get well soon. Dr. Ashish Verma
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Is lower back pain caused due to constipation?

Brief Answer: yes, constipation causes lower back pain. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX This is Dr. Ashish Verma, a general surgeon, answering to your query. Yes constipation causes causes pain in lower back region. And the fullness in upper abdomen can be due to gas. You are having gastritis, and need to start on a ppi. Also you need to increase fiber intake in your diet to prevent constipation. Avoid tea, coffee, spicy and fatty foods, as they increase gastritis. Eat oats, fresh curds, bananas, whole cereals, fruits and green leafy vegetables, they will keep your bowel healthy. Hope, that i have answered to all your queries. If you have further queries, i will be glad to answer them. Get well soon. Dr. Ashish Verma