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Overweight, have sharp pain in the lower back, green stools, constipation. Advice?

I am a 18part-time y/o female, I am overweight . I ve been to the doctor when i was little for kidney infectiins but he only prescribed antibiotics . Recently ive been having a sharp pain in my lower back but is slowly moving down. The little time i eliminate its green, but most of the time nothing comes out. I ve been taking stool softener and laxative but nothings coming out.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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Hi there.

Thanks for writing in.

I would advise you to get a urine routine examination done to look for any evidence of a urinary tract infection. Also get an abdominal ultrasound to look for any evidence of stones/ calculi in the urinary tract. Another possiblity for the back pain could be a loaded colon or gas trapped in the intestine.

To treat constipation, it is not sufficient to just take a stool softener and a laxative. It is very important that you have plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Have a fibre rich food which includes oats, bananas etc. Make sure you have plenty of water at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. Regular exercise 30-45 minutes a day 5 days a week is a must. Try to lose weight. Follow good eating habits. Eat healthy.

Hope this helps

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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