Some people experience abdominal pain that spreads to the back, along with other symptoms. There are many possible reasons these can happen, since pain can radiate from one organ to other tissues or organs, owing to the extensive neural connections our bodies possess.
Some of the common conditions involving abdominal discomfort or pain that may radiate to the back include:
Peptic ulcer disease. People who experience a a gnawing or burning type of upper abdominal pain that sometimes radiates to the back may have peptic ulcers. These are sores in the stomach or intestinal lining that can lead to other symptoms such as bloating, nausea, vomiting blood and passing dark, tarry ...view middle of the document...
Abdominal pains may spread to the back but may be relieved by having a bowel movement.
Menstrual Pain and other menstrual-type cramping. Menstrual cramps, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine masses (fibroids), ectopic pregnancy, and pelvic infection can cause lower abdominal cramps accompanied by back pain, leg pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, vaginal bleeding, headaches, weakness, and irritability.
When to See a Doctor
Abdominal pain that spreads to the back may have various causes and varying degrees of discomfort. It is always advisable to consult a doctor, especially when your condition is accompanied by other symptoms that suggest serious disease, such as:
Progressive, worsening pain
High fever, chills
Passing out blood
Inability to move because of severe pain
Feeling very ill
If you have any of these symptoms, you may need immediate medical attention. However, you do not have to wait for these to occur; your body may be sending you warning signals when pain spreads from one part of the body to another. Consult a doctor if pain...