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37 weeks pregnant lower back pain what does this mean?

37 weeks pregnant lower back pain what does this mean?

Common: It can mean anything from muscle spasms to early labor. Keep your doctor up to date with what's going on. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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Im 37 weeks pregnant i feel lower back pain and a lot of pressure on my vagina what should I do?

Im 37 weeks pregnant i feel lower back pain and a lot of pressure on my vagina what should I do?

See OB: At this point in pregnancy you are close to delivery. I would discuss this with my OB and be seen if they deem it necessary. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and been having lower back pain for 2 days and small lower abdomen cramps all day, call OB or wait until cramps get stronger?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and been having lower back pain for 2 days and small lower abdomen cramps all day, call OB or wait until cramps get stronger?

Call OB: When in doubt, particularly about the nature or origin of discomfort at your stage of pregnancy, please call your Obstetrician--that's one of the reasons they're there for you. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and I have lower back pain and pelvis pain and stiff joints in my legs is it ok to use icy hot or just take warm baths?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and I have lower back pain and pelvis pain and stiff joints in my legs is it ok to use icy hot or just take warm baths?

Yes you can: Unless there is a medical reason that your physician can tell you with either of these they can be used as long as they don't hurt you and make you more comfortable ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant very watery discharge lower back pain and abdominal pain for a week have to change underwear due to the watery discharge ?

37 weeks pregnant very watery discharge lower back pain and abdominal pain for a week have to change underwear due to the watery discharge ?

Immediate evaluation: See your doctor immediately. If you have ruptured your membranes you need to seek immediate medical attention as infection can track upwards to affect the baby and yourself. You would be evaluated for other things as well that can adversely affect you or the baby ...Read more

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37 weeks 3 days pregnant, had a membrane sweep 2 days ago, on and off contractions for 3 days, now experiencing low back pain. Could labor be starting?

37 weeks 3 days pregnant, had a membrane sweep 2 days ago, on and off contractions for 3 days, now experiencing low back pain. Could labor be starting?

Wait and see: We can not predict the future but contractions are a good sign. Since you are 37 weeks it is safe to assume labor will start within the next month. ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain off and on at 37 weeks of pregnancy - how can I get rid of it?

Severe lower back pain off and on at 37 weeks of pregnancy - how can I get rid of it?

Options: You can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm soaks and massage. Some people find the maternity belts helpful. In severe cases, physical therapy can help discuss this with your doctor who may want to check for urinary tract infections and/or kidney stones. ...Read more

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37 weeks and 2 days pregnant with very intense lower back pain and some stomach tightening is this possibly labor?

37 weeks and 2 days pregnant with very intense lower back pain and some stomach tightening is this possibly labor?

Go to your Ob unit..: Sounds like contractions. If you think you might be in labor, you need to be evaluated at the hospital where they can check your cervix and monitor you for contractions to see if this is the real thing or false labor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and my feet started swollen and am having bad headaches and lower back pain. What is it?

Normal with resevati: Lower back pain at 37 weeks, gestation is quite common and is not a danger. Swollen feet are also common, but when accompanied by frequent headaches raises a suspicion for preeclampsia. If there are also visual disturbances, flashing lights, spots, then it must be ruled out. Blood pressure elevations and protein in the urine can confirm it. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and have sharp shooting pains in my vagina and lower back pain what does that mean? My vagina feels crampy n i get the sharp pains when the baby moves

I am 37 weeks pregnant and have sharp shooting pains in my vagina and lower back pain what does that mean? My vagina feels crampy n i get the sharp pains when the baby moves

This : This is nearly impossible to answer without examining you. Many women have pain during pregnancy, but there are lots of different reasons why. First, you might be having contractions and going into labor. If you are not in labor, the weight of the baby is certainly putting your low back under stress. Massage during pregnancy is recommended to help relieve some of these aches and pains. Other causes would also need a doctor's exam to determine: hemorrhoids, varicose veins, sciatica, and osteitis pubis (pubic symphysitis). For answers to more of your pregnancy questions, see our website and click on patient forms and handouts: www.Uwmedicine.Org\obstetrics. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant been having bad cramping pooping alot and lower back pain my water hasn't broke yet?

You need an exam: Contact your obstetrical team, doctor or midwife now and visit your Labor and Delivery Unit ASAP so that you can be examined and monitored ...to rule out preterm labor. ...Read more

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10wk pregant having lower back pain and pelvis i am pettite is this normal ?

10wk pregant having lower back pain and pelvis i am pettite is this normal ?

May be normal: Back and pelvic pain is common during pregnancy. More information is needed. If symptoms persist then consultation with physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist would be appropriate to diagnose and outlined a course of treatment. Often times simple stretching and strengthening exercises as well as application of heat may be all that is necessary. However, persistent symptoms require MD. ...Read more

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30 y/o female. low back pain. palpable mass in right lower side of back. pain with sex. recent auto accident. no STIs/pregnancy?

30 y/o female. low back pain. palpable mass in right lower side of back. pain with sex. recent auto accident. no STIs/pregnancy?

Risk factors for STD: hi Anna ... I hope you will find my answer helpful. 1. Only risk factor in my mind for std and pregnancy is having sexual intercourse. So I would check it if you come see me. This is to cover all basics. 2. More likely, you back pain and sexual pain is related to musculoskeletal problem from recent auto accident. You are describing mass. This concerns me but likely spasm. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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