Can my back problem cause more pain when having a bowel movement? I have been having increasing pain over the last two weeks and I notice it is worse when I feel a bowel movement coming on. I have lost a lot of weight due to no appeitite and I have seen a specialist who has recommended a shot and physical therapy. I have been going to work and just dealing with it because I was out one Thursday due to it and I found out an employee made a smart--- comment about it. This is starting to really affect my mental being, I just cant take being or feeling this way anymore! I do have the FMLA but really do not have the time to take off due to a female surgery I had previously that pretty much depleted my paid days off. I notice the pain is worse then run to the bathroom and my back hurts so much! I tried to get into see my doctor yesterday but he is booked up for a couple of weeks and the soonest they can get me in with the other doctor for the shot is next wednesday. I have a "Right parecentral disc herniation which extends into the spinal canal approx 6mm. This abuts the S1 nerve root as it decends in the lateral recess. Disc displaces the thecal sac slightly to the left". Also have L4-5 broad based disc bulge.
Just wondering if this is what affecting my bowels and the pain is so bad when going to the bathroom. It is just an aweful feeling and think I might need to go to the Er but I hate to think of another bill. I do have insurance but it only covers so much. Thanks in advance for any information. Praying for all of you to be pain free![B]