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What causes severe lower back pain just before and during menstruation

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
Pain Management 46 years experience
MY FIRST THOUGHT...: My first thought in any woman with back pain and missed menstruation is ectopic pregnancy, because it could be life-threatening. Immediate gyn examin... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to know why your labia are itchy, without examining you. You may have yeast infection or a skin disorder. It would be prudent to se... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Possibly: Ask person who made the diagnosis. Get a sonogram to see how many.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Very common: Varies with each individual person and depending on what you eat which can affect the degree of above symptoms you just described.If persistent and co... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Evaluation: Hi, You better go for a pelvic exam, most likely an infection, you need evaluation and treatment, Do not wait up to see a doctor.
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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 20 years experience
It is possible: Possibly- check with your physician as there are many other causes of low back pain. Many women have cramping with their menses, and this can cause lo... Read More

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