Pain in lower back region

by Mrs P. Huckle
(United Kingdom)

Constant pain in lower back region ,right hand side. Questioned as if it might be hip problem as hurts to walk. Continual pulling feeling.Variation of constipation and diarrhoea. Had two Colonoscopes and a sig moidoscopy. Some inflammation shown but no diagnosis. Continuous ache,some mucous loss.

Dear Mrs Huckle,

Thank you for visiting us here at and using our online services. I agree with you. There is a chance that this right lower back pain that hurts when you walk could be due to hip problem. I am however concerned that you are having episodes of alternating loose stools and constipation. You also said you are passing mucus in your stool.

To help me understand things better, do you mind if I ask you a few questions? How old are you? For how long exactly has this problem with your lower right abdomen and back been going on? What's your appetite like in the last 3 to 6 weeks or so? Have you lost any weight unintentionally? What's your energy level like - do you get more tired than usual recently? Have you made any foreign trip in the last 6 months to say South East Asia or Africa? What's your health like generally in the past? Have you suffered with hernia of any type in the past? Is there any body in the family with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or bowel problems? Is there blood in your stool or dark coloured stools?

Have you had a scan of your ovaries and tubes and pelvis generally? When you said mucus loss, where exactly are you losing the mucus from; is this from the front passage or back passage?

Do you have any swelling around your right lower abdomen on the side? Compare it with the left side and see if there is any difference in size or shape.

What did your blood tests say generally?
And what does your GP think is going on?

Answers to these questions will help shed more light on what's going on.

By the way, are you taking any medication for the pain at this moment?

Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.

Dr Edema,

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