back pain associated with bowel disorders?
I have a doctor appt tomorrow (mar 2nd), because of various health problems and i will be addressing this issue to her. I'm pretty sure I have some sort of stomach issue going on, my gyn doctor thinks so too, he said its common for women my age (26). I get pains on the left side of my lower pelvic area, along with pains (usually in the mornings) on my upper stomach, they come and go very fast. I used to be very irregular, and would have loose stools often. I changed my diet and started eating a yogurt every morning, I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables now, lean meats, whole grains, i add 2tp of flax seed to my yogurt every morning, i watch my intake of fats, etc. So now the only problems I have are the pains still.
But I also have back pain a lot. And I noticed today after my bowel movement that my back pain was worse for a minute. So can back pain be related to stomach/bowel issues?