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5 weeks pregnant n hv lower back + hip pain everyday. they said it normal. but when do the pain considered abnormal?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies: Unfortunately back pain and pain running into the hip or leg is fairly common during pregnancy and is often relieved when the baby is born. Warning signs for a more serious condition which may require more aggressive treatment would include numbness or weakness in the leg, bowel or bladder function changes, or a profound limp when walking on the hip itself. Thank you for the question.

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