Back pain and stomach: causes, treatment, symptoms

Unfortunately, the pain often permeate our daily life. Of course, you can console yourself with the fact that if something hurts, you're still alive, but it is better to try to resolve it. For some reason there is pain in the stomach and back, and what must be done to alleviate their condition?

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Localization of pain

To understand what is happening, need to figure out a few parameters that characterize the resulting discomfort. In order to determine exactly what could cause pain in the back and stomach, you should try to determine their localization. If the back pain is more or less clear, for examination of the abdomen will have to follow some steps:

  • you need to lie on your back and bend slightly at the knees;
  • you put your hand on abdominal wall and in a circular motion gently but deeply trying to push, define the place where pressure causes the most pain.

A Troubleshooting schematic abdomen is divided into right and left half. In various diseases the pain can be in the right or left iliac regions, in the navel, to the right or left hypochondrium. In addition, pain can wear diffuse nature, when all the time a stomach ache and it is impossible to determine the specific point where the pain the most.

The nature of pain

It is equally important to determine the nature of the pain. They can be dull, aching, or squeezing, on the contrary, acute. Very dangerous symptom can be a dagger of pain (this is like stabbed). Also pain can wear arching character, as if the inside starts to inflate the ball.

It is equally important to determine where radiating (giving) pain. For example, often there are times when back pain down and the pain radiates to abdomen or thigh. Sometimes, on the contrary, the abdominal pain may radiate to the lower back. In addition, over time the pain can change location (if appendicitis pain is first observed in the epigastric region, but some time down in the right iliac region).

Contributing factors

For accurate diagnosis it is equally important to determine what triggered the pain; it appeared suddenly or evolved gradually over several hours or even days; what could trigger her appearance (excessive physical stress, hypothermia, stress); what other symptoms accompany the pain seizures, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or conversely constipation, which lasted several days. All these data will help to paint a more complete picture of the disease and correct diagnosis.

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Pain that are caused by pathology of internal organs

The most common causes of pain in the stomach and back are pathology of the gastrointestinal tract and urinary system. The same symptoms, but less frequently may occur in diseases of the heart and respiratory system. Consider the most common diseases.

  1. Pathology of urogenital system (cystitis, pielo-, glomerulonephritises, urethritis). These diseases are often the cause of that back pain below. In addition to pain syndrome, the pathology is accompanied by disturbances of urination (usually more frequent), slight fever, presence of blood in the urine. Another pathology that can cause severe pain that is kidney stones, particularly renal colic. It may be the reason that very sore side from the back. It is possible irradiation of pain in the groin or thigh.
  2. Appendicitis: it is the inflammation often accompanied by pain, which initially have a diffuse character, but then, most often localized in the right iliac region. Note, however, that in some cases, pain can occur in other areas of the abdomen. Most often acute appendicitis is accompanied by low grade fever (37,0), nausea, vomiting, chills.
  3. Intestinal infection also be a frequent reason that hurts all the time stomach. They can cause various microorganisms and viruses. When such lesions are noted dull, diffuse pain on the background of increased temperature. In addition, there is vomiting, diarrhea. In the stool a possible admixture of mucus or blood.
  4. Pancreatitis is also becoming a common cause which has a stomach ache and gives back, with pain often are located in the upper part. They are accompanied by nausea and repeated vomiting, not bringing relief, dry mouth. Language is covered white coating, on which the edges of the visible teeth marks.
  5. Cholecystitis may cause right upper quadrant pain, which is given in the back, right hand, shoulder, under the right shoulder blade. It is accompanied by bitterness in the mouth, nausea, vomiting after which is easier. May provoke an attack of fatty foods or shaking in transport.
  6. Colitis (intestinal colic) is spilled, sharp pains in the umbilical region, accompanied by weakness, chills. If you have problems with the intestines an attack may be provoked by eating chocolate, coffee, foods high in fiber.

Pathology of the musculoskeletal system

Various problems of the spine can also cause pain in the back and on the belly. Most often, they are pulling or aching in nature and can radiate to the lower limbs and abdomen. Pain can cause the following diseases:

  • osteochondrosis;
  • herniated discs;
  • injuries of the spine;
  • osteoporosis.
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Pathology gynaecological

Women quite often experience pain of varying intensity in the lower abdomen and lower back. Some of them do not pose a threat to normal life, such as menstrual pain or minor discomfort during pregnancy (in the later stages there may be pain in the back and the abdomen – the so-called false labor). But sometimes pain is a signal of serious problems. These include:

  • the risk of miscarriage in the early stages of her may signal abdominal pain and spotting;
  • ectopic pregnancy manifests itself the strongest (up to loss of consciousness), pain on the right or left in the abdomen;
  • similar pain may be the result of ovarian rupture or torsion legs cysts;
  • endometriosis is characterized by constant aching in the loins and lower abdomen, which intensified during menstruation.

Causes of pain in men

Men can also "boast" the pain, the cause of the disease, characteristic only of the strong half of mankind. These include:

  • prostatitis – the pain in this disease is most often localized in the lower back and may worsen during urination, irradiate in the anus and the sacrum;
  • urinary tract infections are manifested by pain in the abdomen, which gradually spread to the lower back and the give in the groin;
  • inguinal hernia causes a very acute pain, which can be detected hernial protrusion.

What to do?

Obviously, back pain and stomach can cause many different pathologies. So what to do if they come? First of all, not to self-medicate. If you are already diagnosed, and you are sure that the pain associated with it, then you can take the medicine. So, with pancreatitis or cholecystitis, as well as in the pathologies of the urinary system the pain will help relieve some of the antispasmodics.

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To alleviate the condition in diseases of the spine will be able painkillers and anti-inflammatories. If sudden severe abdominal pain, do not waste time – call an ambulance. Remember – in case of acute pains in the stomach, if you do not know exactly the cause, you can not take any medication. This is done in order not to distort the picture of the disease before diagnosis.

If the cause of pain is not known, it is not necessary to endure the wait that she held herself, or to self-medicate. Remember that lost time can lead to serious complications that can be life-threatening.