When experiencing pain in your abdomen and back, people tend to think is a simple constipation however, there are more serious causes that could trigger pain in the left lower abdomen and back.
Take note and next time you experience this kid of pain, you’ll be able to identify the symptoms of a more serious condition and eventually determine if its time to see a doctor.
Lower left back pain from a kidney stone may be felt when a stone moves inside the left kidney, or moves through the ureters. Other symptoms include pain with urination, blood in the urine, and nausea and/or vomiting.
An inflammatory bowel disease, colitis is marked by persistent inflammation mostly in the large intestine. Inflammation usually causes chronic digestive issues such as diarrhea, rectal pain, and weight loss. Abdominal cramping is a common symptom of ulcerative colitis, causing sharp back and abdominal pain.
This condition involves inflammation of the pancreas. It may cause upper abdominal pain that spreads to the lower left quadrant of the back. Patients may describe the pain as a dull sensation.
Fibroids and endometriosis, two common conditions in women, can cause lower left back pain. Pain from endometriosis is usually sporadic, sharp and stabbing. Fibroids can cause lower left back pain, as well as abnormal menstruation, frequent urination, and pain with intercourse.
Symptoms of lactose intolerance may include loose stools, abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, borborygmi, and nausea. Dietary adjustment is the primary form of treatment for lactose intolerance.
Treatment of chronic constipation is primarily diet and lifestyle adjustments. Regular exercise, gradual increase in fiber intake, increased water intake, and paying attention to the urge to defecate are all recommended.
Symptoms of colonic obstruction may include abdominal pain, constipation, abdominal distention, nausea, vomiting, and inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas.
Intestinal obstruction is a blockage that prevents food from passing through the small intestine or large intestine (colon). It is an emergency condition.