Who hasn’t had some trouble using the old number two from time to time? Sometimes we eat too much at the holidays or make other sudden changes to our diets that cause constipation symptoms to surface every now and again. There are a number of other factors that might lead to temporary occurrences of constipation such as: traveling, stress, dehydration, even using new medications can lead to some difficulty with bowel movements. However, any time that back pain and constipation occur at the same time, it is time to consult with a doctor because that could definitely be a sign of a larger problem unless you happen to be pregnant. If not, then it is imperative that you read on because this IS a major cause for concern, especially if it has been chronic or has started recently.
Now just any back pain and constipation is nothing to worry about. A severe case of constipation can cause pressure on the abdomen and back. However, if the pain is very severe and almost piercing at times almost to the point of nausea, then there are other symptoms you need to look for in order to know if this particular back pain and constipation might be a symptom of a much larger problem.
One of the first things you want to check when facing severe back pain and constipation is a person’s temperature. If it is above 100, then some kind of infection is raging in your body. And guess what? When the solid waste in our bodies has no place to go due to constipation, the toxins and harmful bacteria present will eventually wind up in the blood stream and can cause infections—things that tend to cause us to have a temperature!
In addition to an elevated temperature, there are some other things to think about when considering why the back pain and constipation might be occurring. Is the stomach or abdomen area almost sore and sensitive to touch? Have you had diarrhea recently that was bloody or had a red tint to it? Any time you vomit blood or have a blackened stool (this is blood in the stool), you might want to get to the emergency room because the back pain and constipation are merely small factors in a much larger problem.
In addition to having the back pain and constipation, a person with an elevated temperature and evidence of blood in the vomit or stool is very sick. Blood in the stool may be caused by polyps that have been torn to the point of bleeding. While polyps are not malignant, they can develop into tumors so a doctor needs to be consulted immediately. Other factors or conditions that may explain the relationship between the back pain and constipation are: ulcer, damaged appendix, appendicitis, infectious diarrhea, or even a simple blockage.
Severe or sharp shooting back pain and constipation should always be taken very seriously. Even back pain during pregnancy is considered normal but it still warrants concern—especially in cases of severe and chronic abdominal pain. In most cases, the back pain and constipation occur because of a blockage but you should see a doctor to make sure. To prevent or relieve blockage, try flushing the entire gastrointestinal tract with a colonic cleanser made from all natural ingredients because those made from chemicals or stimulants can cause allergic reactions and even dehydration. This will thoroughly clean your system and help prevent future blockages. PoopDoc colon cleanser is a highly recommended product used by doctors, clinics and hospitals.