• rosy rosy
    November 25, 2009
    Sudden sharp back pain on the right side
    rosy rosy
    November 25, 2009

    I have this sharp pain in my lower right side that tends to go in my lower back. I'm wondering how much of this pain is constipation. It hurts when I make any type of sudden movement. It is worse when I lie down at night. Please can you give me some idea of what is going on? My doctor tells me it is arthritis, but I know there has got to be something else going on.

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  • Stephanie
    Health Guide
    November 26, 2009
    Stephanie
    Health Guide
    November 26, 2009

    Arthritis of what? Did he do x-rays to determine this?

    Constipation can cause a lot of lower abdominal pain. The lower right quadrant is also where your appendix is (if you still have one). Do you suffer regularly from constipation? Does the pain seem to come and go according to how you are going? Do painkillers help the pain (this would help substantiate arthritis if they do help)?

    If you aren't getting the answers you need, and if this has been going on for a while without relief, you may want to consider a second opinion.

    Stephanie

    P.S.  Here are some links that you might find useful in the meantime:

    Four Good Reasons to Have Spine Surgery

    Non-Prescription Topical Pain Relievers Worth Trying

    • rosy
      November 28, 2009
      rosy
      November 28, 2009

      I don't know she just said it was arthritis. No I didn't have any x-rays done and I still have my appendix. I had my gall bladder removed about 2 years ago. I never had to worry about being constipated until I got in my 40s. Yes, if I make any sudden moves or bend over to pick something up. Painkillers doesn't help.

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    • PEGEEN1
      January 08, 2010
      PEGEEN1
      January 08, 2010

      IS THERE ANY GAS CONNECTED TO PAIN?

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