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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have intense lower back ache that leads into my hips and thighs when i walk or stand up with pressure on my stomache for the past 2 weeks,very bloated,what could this be?

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Dr. Catherine Garner-Kuada
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sciatica : There may be pressure on your Sciatic nerve called Sciatica. This is common during pregnancy due to increase in the abdominal girth, but can occur in many other circumstances as well. Whatever is causing your bloating may be also be the cause of pressure on your sciatica nerve. It is important that you see your physician to have an evaluation including imaging studies of the abdomen and pelvis.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2018

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