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what causes severe lower back pain just before and during menstruation

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
May be endometriosis: A number of causes for example: endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, fibroids, bowel or bladder disease. You need to discuss this with you primary care doctor ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
Referred pain: The low back pain with menses is what we call referred pain. It could also be pain associated with spasms in the pelvic floor musculature which are an ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Period problems: IF this is happening with each cycle it could be a sign of PMS, endometriosis and other causes. An evaluation by your gynecologist is the next step fo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Monthly ache: Hip pain is usually felt in the groin, so it does not sound like you are experiencing pain from your hip. Both back and muscle pain can get worse with ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Primary dysmenorrhea is another name for common menstrual cramps. Cramps usually begin one to two years after a woman starts getting her period. Pain ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Hormones: 30's female with intense back pain during menses. Relaxin hormone released during menses & pregnancy. Women with loose joints of Hypermobilit ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs evaluation: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ray
Dr. Mary Ray answered
28 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney stone: It could possibly be a kidney stone or a kidney infection if you have a fever also.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
PID?: These symptoms are concerning for pelvic inlammatory disease, which needs to be evaluated by your doctor or in the er asap!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dysmenorrhea ; PMS: (premenstrual syndrome). Reasons for significant menstrual cramps can be endometriosis, cervical stenosis, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis ; pelvic inf ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience General Surgery
No: Depending on the size ovarian cysts can cause pain but are usually not dangerous; very large cysts can sometimes twist or rupture causing sudden pain ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many things: Structural spine disc problems, intestinal issues, and infections to name a few.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Back pain at night can be worrisome, it is not typical and when i hear this from a patient, we are usually doing further workup which includes an mri. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Unclear if: menstruation is related in any way but you should start by getting a lower back MRI
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A member asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Different : Different possibilities include an ovarian cyst (intercourse can create traction on a cyst and cause discomfort), bowel irritation, or irritation on y ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Several things from serious intestinal infection to parasites. Recommend face-to-face consult with primary care doctor as soon as possible for specifi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Primary dysmenorrhea is another name for common menstrual cramps. Cramps usually begin one to two years after a woman starts getting her period. Pain ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Check mattress: May be your mattress or the way you sleep. On your stomach can be aggravating and sometimes flat on your back. Try on your side with pullow between ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Mittelschmerz: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mittelschmerz/basics/definition/con-20025507. Or it could be coincidental back strain or bladd ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Normal PMS: These sound like normal premenstrual symptoms. The nerve roots from your uterus join nerve roots from your legs as they enter the spinal cord. Sometim ... Read More

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