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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
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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.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
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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...
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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