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Doctor insights on: 5 Weeks Pregnant Back Ache And Tension In Stomach Muscles

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Day after sick bug and have tummy and pelvic pains sore neck and back 17wks pregnant so pulled muscles or something more?

Day after sick bug and have tummy and pelvic pains  sore neck and back 17wks pregnant so pulled muscles or something more?

Be seen: With you being pregnant, I would just make sure your obstetrician is aware. That being said, the most common cause is usually a viral illness; which is often accompanied by musculoskeletal pain in a variety of muscles and joints. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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38 weeks pregnant entire back pain along with stomach tightening and lower abdominal pain so painful i can't move what's going on?

38 weeks pregnant entire back pain along with stomach tightening and lower abdominal pain so painful i can't move what's going on?

Labor?: At 38 wks gestation, back and/or abdominal pain my be contractions or braxton-hicks. Hydrate with several glasses if water, empty your bladder, lie on left side--if it goes away, likely braxton-hicks. If they continue, start timing the frequency and duration. Call your md per their instructions regarding labor, or if your water breaks. ...Read more

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5 days late period with lower back pain and lower leg pain feeling cramps in my stomach as though my periods is about to come. eyes feeling hot?

5 days late period with lower back pain and lower leg pain feeling cramps in my stomach as though my periods is about to come. eyes feeling hot?

Unprotected sex?: If you had sex w/o protection it's time to have a test - an exam may find a cause other than pregnancy for your problem. Hot eyes may be a separate issue and if that continues, an eye doctor (not vision tester) may help. Learn how to take care of yourself and to know about your body. Best wishes! ...Read more

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28 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Been experiencing some lower right stomach pain and mid to upper sharp pains in my stomach this morning during walking?

Ob check : It is very common to feel cramping from time to time especially after exercise. As you get further along false labor Braxton Hix contractions will occur too. If you are concerned or your pain is severe than see your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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35 weeks 5 days pregnant and having cramping pains in back and abdomen, loose bowels, nausea, and tons of pressure, also feels like scraping cervix. 3 cm, engaged, and 80%. Is labor soon?

35 weeks 5 days pregnant and having cramping pains in back and abdomen, loose bowels, nausea, and tons of pressure, also feels like scraping cervix. 3 cm, engaged, and 80%. Is labor soon?

Labor?: Hi MoragnB, yes, sounds like head is engaged and you are getting increasing Braxton Hicks contractions. Go in if water breaks or contractions get longer, stronger and more frequent Happy Day ! thanks ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant. On and off tightness in tummy, lower back pain and diarrhea. Normal? ?

25 weeks pregnant.  On and off tightness in tummy, lower back pain and diarrhea.  Normal? ?

Contracting?: If you think you are having contractions then you should be evaluated in labor and delivery as soon as possible to rule out preterm labor. ...Read more

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Been having lower back ache and lower abdominal ache with (sorry) lots of gas and loose bowel movements over the last 5 days. Now feel hot to touch to?

Been having lower back ache and lower abdominal ache with (sorry) lots of gas and loose bowel movements over the last 5 days. Now feel hot to touch to?

Gas, diarrhea: May have an infection, gastroenteritis. Did you eat somewhere new? Travel?Since it is lasting 5 days would go to urgent care and have stool checked for bacteria.May be camphylobacter for which zithromax helps, or salmonella, shigella E coli ( usually try cipro (ciprofloxacin) but now it is more resistant). Also probiotics can help rebalance to intestinal flora,simethacone breaks gas but go to doctor urgent car ...Read more

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Ok my stomach muscles and side back muscles stay tenses 24/7 and I have wheigh loss 190 to 142 in 6 months could it all be from the muscles?

Ok  my stomach muscles and side back  muscles  stay tenses 24/7  and I have wheigh loss 190 to 142 in 6 months could it all be from the muscles?

See a doctor: No, you cannot lose that much weight unintentionally in such a short time just because of muscle tension. You need to go see a doctor to figure out what is causing your weight loss and the other symptoms. Don't delay. ...Read more

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36wks pregnant and feeling lots of movement but constant back and groin pain, feeling the tightening in my stomach. Sharp side pains and low pressure.

36wks pregnant and feeling lots of movement but constant back and groin pain, feeling the tightening in my stomach. Sharp side pains and low pressure.

Labor: If they are every few minutes and fairly intense you may be in labor. Contact yor doctor if he feels you should go to hospital. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain, comes and goes, GP said muscle related. The pain moves around and can feel the muscles pulling if I stretch. Have had a sore lower back for a long time aswell. Deff muscle?

General advice: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and, pain near the surface, associated with moving muscles, painful when just the muscle is poked...... is usually from a muscle. You'd be surprised how very many people are admitted to cardiology units for this. ...Read more

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36 weeks pains every 10 mins pressure and tightening and really hard tummy. Pains r like period pain in my bk and sharp pain in vagina?

36 weeks pains every 10 mins pressure and tightening and really hard tummy. Pains r like period pain in my bk and sharp pain in vagina?

Prodromal labor: Its probably false labor pains. If it gets closer and they are hard to walk and talk through that is more indicative of actual labor and you need to call your OB at the point. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after being sterlised symptoms servere back ache , pain left side hardness in stomach?

Can you get pregnant after being sterlised symptoms servere back ache , pain left side hardness in stomach?

1/300: There is a 1/300 to 1/1500 chance of pregnancy after sterilization. If you are not sure, do a upt. If positive, seek medical evaluation right away, as ectopic pregnancy is possible. ...Read more

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Symptoms Sore throat it feels like something is stuck in there Headaches, Pain in stomach upper and lower, Pains in my back upper and lower sometimes near my spine, Pains chest & boobs area. I went to the hospital Sun and they did heaps of test.

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Sore throat it feels like something is stuck in there Headaches, Pain in stomach upper and lower, Pains in my back upper and lower sometimes near my spine, Pains chest & boobs area. I went to the hospital Sun and they did heaps of test.

??viral illness : Can cause widespread symptoms with lots of normal tests. However hard to comment without examination. Best to see a doctor for review if things not settling/unclear diagnosis and urgently if breathing or swallowing difficulties or persistent vomiting. (Perhaps a consult on this forum or in person may help us here?) ...Read more

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Lower back pain with period like cramps on and off. 40 weeks pregnant. No tightness in the belly. Is this labour ??

Lower back pain with period like cramps on and off. 40 weeks pregnant. No tightness in the belly. Is this labour ??

Time contractions: and Call your Ob to discuss this symptom. this can most certainly be a sign of labor because contraction won’t always start out super painful at first and could feel like a cramp or menstrual cramp…so keep track of them.We have our fingers, toes, legs and eyes crossed so keep us posted! Congrats in advance !!! ...Read more

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3 shocks in my brain a day stomach pain, fatigue even when resting, neck aces, tightness in chest, abdominal pain take motrin dosnt help what is wrong?

3 shocks in my brain a day stomach pain, fatigue even when resting, neck aces, tightness in chest, abdominal pain take motrin dosnt help what is wrong?

Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Extremely tired nauseated cramp like pains in my tummy and back tenderness and soreness to left breast. Any suggestions?

Abdominal pain: The soreness in your left breast could be an infection but your tiredness , nausea, and abdominal pain are all concerning symptoms. You need blood work, an examination of your breast and abdomen by a primary care doctor and possibly some imaging studies to determine your best treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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