Patient : Please can yo help me by suggesting what you think might be the cause of my abdominal and back pains?
For the last year or so I have been woken in the night with severe cramps in my lower abdomen and sometimes the lower back. It only happens at night when I am in bed. I don't get it every night,usually about 4 nights in each week. Sometimes it is just an ache that shifts as soon as I do but sometimes it is really strong and I am barely able to move, feeling like I'm clamped to the bed! As soon as I grit my teeth and force myself to move ( usually if on stomach by pushing buttocks up or forcing myself to roll)the pain goes and I can go back to sleep but for those few minutes it is quite distressing.
I have had an ultrasound on my abdomen last year and a colonoscopy five years ago when I had some bleeding - but all have been clear. I have not had any bleeding since.
I do suffer from constipation at times but this doesn't seem to be related to when I get the pains.
Many thanks for your time
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.