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constant lower back pain 37 weeks pregnant

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait and see: We can not predict the future but contractions are a good sign. Since you are 37 weeks it is safe to assume labor will start within the next month.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: If you are having those symptoms you should be checked, by your OB
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Common: It can mean anything from muscle spasms to early labor. Keep your doctor up to date with what's going on.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Not uncommon: At 37 weeks there is a lot of demand on the low back and low back discomfort is not uncommon.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Options: You can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm soaks and massage. Some people find the maternity belts helpful. In severe cases, physical therapy can help ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Frankly,: Back pain is very common with pregnancy. Be aware that labor pains may be experienced in the back.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Go to your Ob unit..: Sounds like contractions. If you think you might be in labor, you need to be evaluated at the hospital where they can check your cervix and monitor y ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
Labor: You are going into labor very soon. You probably should see your OB today to see how far you progressed.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See OB: At this point in pregnancy you are close to delivery. I would discuss this with my OB and be seen if they deem it necessary.
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