Lower back pain with stomach pain is about one of the worst things you’d ever want to experience. And frankly, you’d rather not go there. Just what on earth causes lower back pain with stomach pain anyhow? One cause is related to menstrual cramping, but you would know how to sort out that kind of pain over other pain.
Frankly, it is very difficult to try and pinpoint just what the underlying causes may be, but if you keep track of your symptoms and report them to your doctor, this will help in a diagnosis.
The most common causes of lower back pain with stomach pain are things like urinary diseases, such as bladder or kidney problems, or you may have a bowel problem. And, in women, it may be a condition of the reproductive system (including the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries).
If you think it may be a urinary tract infection it would be the result of inflammation of the bladder, or cystitis. This would more than likely give you lower back pain with stomach pain. Typically you’d have a burning sensation on urinating and have to pee more often. Inflammation in one or both of your kidneys, kidney stones and not as common, tumors will also give you the lower back pain with stomach pain. The kind of pain experienced here would usually travel from the back and around to the front. This is why it is some important to keep good track of your symptoms and precisely where they are, to help your doctor figure out what is going on.
In the case of kidney stones, the pain would be really severe and if it comes with the presence of blood in the urine you may have an infection, or stones or bladder or kidney tumor. Although kidney tumors are not common they, are a possibility the doctor will need to rule out. Make notes on how long your pain lasts as this is another helpful tool for the doctor to figure out the cause of your lower back pain with stomach pain.
Other areas that your doctor will consider are the bowels. For instance both constipation and diarrhea can be painful. The doctor will do more tests if you indicate you’ve had a change in your bowel patterns when you began to get lower back pain with stomach pain. One surefire way to tell if you are experiencing pain from the bowels is the nature of the pain itself. It would come in waves with minimal discomfort, or none at all in between the pain.
If you happen to have lower a bloated or swollen lower belly, this may be a warning flag for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. Notice fresh blood or tarry looking stools? This would need investigating as well.
Your pain may feel like it’s coming from the womb or any other of your internal reproductive organs. This would mean you would experience the pain in the middle of the lower belly, just above the line of public hair about as far up as the navel. There might be more pain to one side than the other – usually an indication of an ovary being inflamed etc. If you have pain when you have sex, you would feel that deep in your pelvic area. The possible range of conditions is varied. You could be looking at pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, fibroids or maybe even endometriosis. In any event, don’t wait call your doctor immediately.