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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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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

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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 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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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 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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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