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

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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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I am about 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and since yesterday have had a little bit of back ache/ pain like a pulled muscle feeling/ mid back. Is this normal?

I am about 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and since yesterday have had a little bit of back ache/ pain like a pulled muscle feeling/ mid back. Is this normal?

Not unusual: Back and leg pain are common during pregnancy, though usually low back. Midback can occur, whether or not you are pregnant. Do not take medicine unless approved by your obstetrician. You can continue exercise, activity. Heat or cold may help. Talk to your primary or your OB if it persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Periods on time but brown string spotting 2 days,still getting constant lower back ache, tingling nipples, pinching feeling in lower abdomen,Pregnant?

Periods on time but brown string spotting 2 days,still getting constant lower back ache, tingling nipples, pinching feeling in lower abdomen,Pregnant?

Pregnancy unlikely: A woman who gets her regular periods "on time" each month is presumed not pregnant, because pregnancy prevents a woman from having her regular monthly periods. If worried, a home urine pregnancy test is very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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Real bad head ache and 5 weeks pregnant lower back pain and cramping and blood clots the size of golf balls?

Real bad head ache and 5 weeks pregnant lower back pain and cramping and blood clots the size of golf balls?

Bleeding pregnant: You maybe miscarrying call you doctor or go to ER today as soon as possible as you can get very weak from blood loss and may be losing a lot and may need IV fluids. Go to ER now . ...Read more

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I have had abdominal/lower back pain for the last few days. The pain is from a mild ache to shooting pains. I'm nauseous. Not pregnant. Pd 2 days late?

I have had abdominal/lower back pain for the last few days. The pain is from a mild ache to shooting pains. I'm nauseous. Not pregnant. Pd 2 days late?

Maybe premenstrual: This would be the simplest explanation, with just a slight delay of your period. Don't be so quick to eliminate pregnancy, either normal or ectopic. Other considerations are infection, endometriosis, gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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I am getting back ache and stomach cramps after eating food. What does this sound like?

I am getting back ache and stomach cramps after eating food. What does this sound like?

Foods that hurt gut: Fast food is notorious for being low in fiber & generally high in calories from concentrated sweets & fat. Fats delay stomach emptying & promote reflux. Dietary fats also promote release of cck & substance y which alters gut sensitivity, contracts the gallbladder, & prompts the "ileal brake" which in predisposed patients causes bloating & fullness. Choose instead salads, fruits, & whole grains. ...Read more

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Experience lower back ache as well as lower abdomen pain , and belly is growing too, why is this happening. What should be done, have pcod?

Experience lower back ache as well as lower abdomen pain , and belly is growing too, why is this happening. What should be done, have pcod?

Seek out help : The first thing you need to is check a pregnancy test since it is possible you are pregnant. The symptoms you describe are not typical for pcos, but do require attention by your gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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


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