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Back Pain Post Colonoscopy

So..I'm taking some common antibiotic for a bad cold and once again after 3 days (6, 500mg doses) I have almost 0 back pain. Yet no doctor will listen to what I have to say. This is at least the 5 th time the same conditions have been noted while on antibiotics. Something tells me I have a very low grade infection in my spine. I've had a colonoscopy in 09 (afterwards was when my lower back pain started, none prior to it). I had a spinal epidural in my mid-back i 08. Anybody care to weigh in ?


  • LizLiz Posts: 9,704
    edited 01/02/2014 - 4:01 AM
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  • Personally I cannot even guess what is going on with ur pain. Welcome to the forum and hopefully someone with an idea or similar experience will write
    Good luck. Alsmom
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  • are you bleeding PR [from your rear] ? do you have abdominal pain ? have you lost weight or gained weight ?and is your appetite ok? if everything is ok re bowel ..I am thinking maybe osteomyelitis..{infection in the bone { BUT you must not take my word for it ..I am only a lay person ..please seek a professional medical opinion .if you are still worried .
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 1,031
    I have to echo Tony's response. I have previous spine issues that are currently under control and had a few colonoscopies the latest less than a year ago. I can honestly say I have never had back pain after any of those procedures. For you maybe it was purely coincidental but you should still seek the answer to the source of your back pain and discomfort.
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