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Could loose stools be related to herniated disc and spinal stenosis?

Ihavebeen bothered with sciatica for overa year. My pain is worse in the morning and is relieved a lot after a bowel movement. the problem is my stools are loose and very sticky. Wonder if it s related to my pain. I have lumbar L4, L4 and S1 problems with herniated discs and spinal stenosis. Are the conditions of my stools related to my spinal conditions.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015
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This is spinal disk disease and symptoms of loose stool nothing to do anything with this, both conditions need to be taken care separately now for the stool this could be normal one if not associated with any other symptoms like abdominal pain, nausea, fever, and for the spinal disease you need to have the opinion from neurosurgeon, hope this information helps, take care and have a nice day.
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