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Can the sciatica cause red feces to occur due to the pressure down there ?

I have herniated discs in lumbar region of back currently causing sciatica , and most recently pressure when defecating with red feces! Can the sciatica cause red feces to occur due to the pressure down there?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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The herniated disc can cause the spinal compression and the cause of pain on limb. The pain could be sciatica nerve compression too. But sciatica never cause bleding from anus. There are many resons for bleding per rectum- piles, anal polyps, divertcula, severe constipation etc. Consult to your doctor .
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Answered: Mon, 13 Jun 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
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The red stools can be due to piles and the bleeding is from rectum.Sciatica is caused by nerve root compression in prolapsed disc in back.The sciatic nerve pain will in no way give rise to red stools so i would suggest you to get examined by a surgeon for piles and get treated.For sciatica you should take treatment and rest is required.Also do not lift weight or stand or walk for long time and if you are over weight then try to reduce weight and do exercise to strengthen your back muscles when you recover it will help reduce the pain of sciatica.
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