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Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy.  Labor?

Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time i stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and reposition for labor which puts pain on your back. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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37 weeks pregnant, lower back pain, should I be concerned?

37 weeks pregnant, lower back pain, should I be concerned?

Not uncommon: At 37 weeks there is a lot of demand on the low back and low back discomfort is not uncommon. ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant. Constant lower back pain, constant dull upper abdominal pain under breast. Help?

23 weeks pregnant. Constant lower back pain, constant dull upper abdominal pain under breast. Help?

Some pain expected: Sorry you're in such discomfort. Since I don't know you at all or how your pregnancy has been coursing for past 23 weeks this answer may not be taking into consideration many things but I need to say that pain as you describe is not uncommon in many pregnant women. If, however, these are BRAND NEW or changed in some significant way compared to before then, call your OB for advice. No pain meds. ...Read more

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I am 37 week pregnant and center chest pain and uper back pain?

I am 37 week pregnant and center chest pain and uper back pain?

Sorry!: Both are common complaints in late pregnancy - from acid reflux and mechanical stress on your spine respectively (both related to your enlarged uterus). You're almost there! "stay calm and carry on!" you'll have a beautiful new baby soon. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant with sharp pains down inner thighs?

CALL YOUR OB NOW !!!: Your OB should be on call or have someone covering for him or her so you need to call your OB now, that is not a ? That should be answered here, I am on call 24/7 for my patients. ...Read more

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Pain above hip bone - sometimes left, sometimes right. Mild but started 3 months ago.

Hip pain: May be tendonitis, sciatica ,arthritis, constipation(gas), kidney issues.Drink fluids (water alternate with gatorade to avoid diluting electrolytes), have regular bowel movements. Would get U/A and follow with doctor over next week as may need colonoscopy as well. ...Read more

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Lower back pain subsided after 2 weeks rest. Continued gym after that, now pain radiates from between hips and a little above it. Solution?

Seek help: If the pain keeps coming back despite your appropriate rest and time then you should probably see a doctor and have simple x-rays and perhaps an mr.I. ...Read more

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Have groin hip and back pain 2 weeks after lumbar revision surgery?

Have groin hip and back pain 2 weeks after lumbar revision surgery?

Not surprising: It's common for other structures to take on more stress after nearby surgery. ...Read more

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Had c section 13 weeks ago. Healed ok. Getting stomach pain, back & side pain on left and hip pain both sides. Recovery? Or Should I be worried?

Pain s/p c section: 13 weeks after c section you should be pain free and back to normal. May be adhesions or a fluid collection or even abscess/ infection/retained product-endometriitis ( usually have fever). Consider an untrasound or CT to check for infection. Adhesion which no one can predict , are usually only seen at surgery because you actually have to look. Call you doctor or go to an ER ...Read more

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Sever lower back pain can't bend over can't set or stand very long back pain started 4 days ago ?

Sever lower back pain can't bend over can't set or stand very long back pain started 4 days ago 
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Muscle Spasm: Sudden onset of Back pain may be triggered from Sudden unusual jerk, or Severe excercise, or Lifting very heavy thing, or sleeping in unusual position or uneven mattress. And rarely seemingly "untriggered" Apply ice, Rx Ibuprofen 400 to 800 mg 3/day. May get massge and it will resolve. After that get prper Physical Therapy or learn Stretching Technique befor exrcising. ...Read more

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Two weeks post-op hysterectomy burning severe pain radiating to my back and side?

See your doctor: Give your gyn's office a call and ask to be seen asap. If they can't get you in and the pain is severe, i would recommend going to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain, breastbone pain, lower back pain, rib pain, seems to wrap around my body, started severe 5 days ago. Slight cough and sore ?

Shoulder blade pain, breastbone pain, lower back pain, rib pain,  seems to wrap around my body, started severe 5 days ago. Slight cough and sore ?

Go to the Doctor: I believe the question as asked is the perfect definition of when one needs to be seen by their family doctor. Something is wrong. Your body is telling you to get some help. You need to be seen and examined by the doctor you trust most. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain. Began beside bellybutton & has shifted below ribcage. Worse after meal. Back pain. Chest pain. Right shoulder pain. Help?

Severe upper abdominal pain. Began beside bellybutton & has shifted below ribcage. Worse after meal. Back pain. Chest pain. Right shoulder pain. Help?

Get in.: If you are having severe abdominal pain, you need to get in to be seen right away - it could be something serious. You could be dealing with a bad gallbladder, a bad appendix, or something else. Please get in right away. ...Read more

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Is dull constant pain after open femoral hernia repair six weeks after normal? I had no pain up until two weeks ago. Now pain is constant.

Is dull constant pain after open femoral hernia repair six weeks after normal? I had no pain up until two weeks ago. Now pain is constant.

Call surgeon.: Since you are not getting better, and in fact, worse, call your surgeon about it The doc doing the procedure is the one to ask, since all the important details of your operation are known to him/her. ...Read more

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Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?

Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?

Be seen: There are so many possibilities that it is really hard to say without more history and the benefit of an exam. An avid runner is at risk for a stress fracture. Symptomatic chondromalacia at the patellofemoral joint, a meniscal tear, an inflammatory condition of the knee like chondrocalcinosis are all considerations. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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For past 3 days I have severe back pain. My spine doesn't hurt by back area above right hip hurts bad and the pain usually reaches till my right knee.?

For past 3 days I have severe back pain. My spine doesn't hurt by back area above right hip hurts bad and the pain usually reaches till my right knee.?

Back pain: I would have you rest from physical activity. Use otc analgesics ie acteomeniphen, ibuprofen and apply ice off and on if there is back muscle spasm otherwise apply heat dry or wet to the painful area. If it is not getting better in three days then see your physician. ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks 1 day pregnant experiencing upper back pain?

I'm 9 weeks 1 day pregnant experiencing upper back pain?

Upper back pain: There are many causes of upper back pain. It may be related to your pregnancy as your posture changes as the baby grows. Be sure your nutrition is adequate and do gentle yoga stretching. If it continues then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Steady dull pain under right ribcage after lap gallbladder surgery today is 1 wk post op feels unusual and if I press down hurts worse. normal?

Steady dull pain under right ribcage after lap gallbladder surgery today is 1 wk post op feels unusual and if I press down hurts worse. normal?

Cholecystectomy: it would not be unusual to have some postoperative pain a week after a cholecystectomy. If it is getting worse instead of better, or you have more concerns, contact the doctor who did your surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more