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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is lower back pain( especially around sacrum) common during menses ? how to distinguish it from hip pain ?and how to relieve it .

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 17 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 your menstrual cycle- it is worth discussing with your pmd- with possible referral to a physiatrist.
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Different locations: Generally hip pain is in the groin area or outer aspect of hip.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Yes it is common to : Experience back pain with the menstrual cycle and this can be distinguished from hip pain as that is typically felt in the groin , buttock and/or thigh rather than the middle portion of the back. If no reasons not to use ibuprophen, take it to minimize your symptoms if needed at that time of your cycle.
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Last updated May 13, 2018

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