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Really bad lower back ache 2 days after period ended. What is wrong with me?

Really bad lower back ache 2 days after period ended. What is wrong with me?

Back pain: There are many reasons for back pain from strain, arthritis, kidney stone or infection to herniated disk, see your physician for evaluation of your back pain. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Why does being on your period make your back ache?

Why does being on your period make your back ache?

Reflex pain: The innervation of the uterus comes from the nerves of the sacral plexus. What you are experiencing is known as a viscerosomatic reflex. The uterus will cause referred pain to the low back area. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve back ache during my period?

What can I do to relieve back ache during my period?

Common sense remedy: Gentle stretching, hot or cold packs to the affected area and of course, if necessary, nsaids such as ibuprofen. Longterm use of omega 3 fatty acids has been shown to act as an anti- inflammatory and may result in decreased pain. Exercise has been shown to diminish uncomfortable physical and psychological menstrual symptoms. If your back ache is not helped by these things, consult your doc. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve back ache caused by my period?

What can I do to relieve back ache caused by my period?

Back pain with cycle: Most women get some relief with an anti-inflammatory medication such as naproxsyn (aleve). You could try any of the other meds sold for menstral cramps to see if that helps. If the pains are real bad and not helped with otc meds, you should get a check up to see if everything is alright. ...Read more

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40 days since period ttc no sign of period feel sick and bad back ache keep feeling damp scared to do test incase it's negative?

40 days since period ttc no sign of period feel sick and bad back ache keep feeling damp scared to do test incase it's negative?

Fear is bad.: Fear is never healthy, if it's avoidable, pregnant or not. Do the test! Once you know you can move on and deal with the pregnancy or lack of it properly. Follow the instructions on the box exactly. Repeat in a week. If no period yet, see doc. If you are pregnant you need to know to start taking proper care of you and the baby to come! ...Read more

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We trying for another baby my last period date is 31st march and today I feel like my period is coming like mild back ache with no other symptoms. Why?

We trying for another baby my last period date is 31st march and today I feel like my period is coming like mild back ache with no other symptoms. Why?

Could be normal: If your last menstrual period was march 31st, then you are right around the time when you should start menstruating if you typically have a normal cycle of 28-30 days. Sometimes our periods start with symptoms other than bleeding, and mild back pain is one of those symptoms. This could just be the normal pre-symptoms of starting menstruation. If you don't get your period in one week, take a test. ...Read more

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Iv got a tilted womb and get really bad back ache when im due on a period is this normal?

Iv got a tilted womb and get really bad back ache when im due on a period is this normal?

May be endometriosis: It is common to have cramps with you period. Some women will have backache or back pain as well. This may just be normal for you. Many women with endometriosis will have the same symptoms, for many of them the symptoms have a tendency to get worse with time. Either way, most women will have improvement with birth control pills and/or nsaid's like ibuprofen, aspirin, and aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Hi I had the implant taken out on the 7th may but I haven't had a period but I've had cramping and back ache I had a bit spotring on the 28th of june?

Not unusual: It may take 2-3 mos after removal of the implant for normal cycles return. If things aren't back to normal by then, call your gyn for an appt. ...Read more

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Very bad cramping & back ache during period. How do I treat this?

Very bad cramping & back ache during period. How do I treat this?

Period Pain: Heat and nsaids are a good start. If this is a regular pattern I suggest talking to you ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Does excessive masturbation over a long period of time cause back ache?

Does excessive masturbation over a long period of time cause back ache?

Only if you were: Positioning yourself in a manner that placed strain on your back. ...Read more

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12 days late period neg tests bad back ache stomache ache ichy boobs?

12 days late period neg tests bad back ache stomache ache ichy boobs?

Take the test: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've got period type cramps and low back ache but period not due for 2 weeks?

I've got period type cramps and low back ache but period not due for 2 weeks?

Possibly ovulation: In a normal menstrual cycle, ovulation (release of the mature egg from the ovary) occurs 14 days or 2 weeks prior to the beginning of menstrual flow. This can be accompanied by cramping and low back pain and even light spotting. The term used to describe these symptoms is "mittelschmerz" and means "middle pain" for pain mid-cycle. It is likely totally normal. ...Read more

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I missed my period. For three months and had a period for three weeks after that. Now I have a death smell and have a bad back ache?

I missed my period. For three months and had a period for three weeks after that. Now I have a death smell and have a bad back ache?

See a doctor: When a patient says they have a 'death smell' then that's time to see a physician and have a thorough exam. Be sure to mention the irregularities in your menstrual cycle as well. Sometimes can be due to hormone imbalance, weight (too thin/heavy), or thyroid. Regardless, get yourself to a clinic for an exam right away. ...Read more

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A week&half early on period. Always regular. Back ache, fatique, headaches, feeling nauseous for a week or so...sexually active. Help?

A week&half early on period. Always regular. Back ache, fatique, headaches, feeling nauseous for a week or so...sexually active. Help?

Early period: Early and late periods are common for most people from time to time. Cycles usually self correct over the next month or two. If you think you are pregnant check a pregnancy test. Schedule a primary care visit to discuss your headaches and fatigue ...Read more

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Took back to back pills for 2 months. Have been sick 3 times on different occasions. Feeling sick dizzy crampig and back ache. But had short period?

Took back to back pills for 2 months. Have been sick 3 times on different occasions. Feeling sick dizzy crampig and back ache. But had short period?

GYN: Please call your GYN and only take your BC pills exactly as directed. I you have been taking BC pills regularly, the chances are low, not impossible, to be pregnant: get examined and tested ...Read more

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I'm due on my period still haven't came on but had all the cramps and back ache, why am I feeling very weak even wen I've eaten?

I'm due on my period still haven't came on but had all the cramps and back ache, why am I feeling very weak even wen I've eaten?

Irergular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you are concerned about pregnancy take a pregnancy test ...Read more

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Why do I get lower back ache/pain on both side for 3-4 day leading up to period but nothing else? Hot pack helps to relieve pain. Trying to conceive.

Why do I get lower back ache/pain on both side for 3-4 day leading up to period but nothing else? Hot pack helps to relieve pain. Trying to conceive.

This can be a normal: Symptom pre menstrual in some. Pain in the spine is typically related to an inflammatory issue and girls tend to retain water with start of menstruation. So if soft tissue response is increased swelling as a sign of inflammation, this could explain why you have the pain at that time ...Read more

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Got my period 2 days late. Heavy with some clots. Ended period 2 days ago and now have light spotiing, lower back ache and low fever?

Got my period 2 days late. Heavy with some clots. Ended period 2 days ago and now have light spotiing, lower back ache and low fever?

Unusually heavy: ...bleeding, low back pain and/or fever are all indications for seeing a doctor. At minimum, you need a pelvic exam, serum pregnancy test, STD testing and urinalysis. Please see a doctor promptly! Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of being due on my period, sore nipples, lower back ache, etc. I'm also a week late but test negative?

I have all the symptoms of being due on my period, sore nipples, lower back ache, etc. I'm also a week late but test negative?

Repeat the test: If you had sex since your last period, you may wish to redo the pregnancy test.
If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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18 yr old fem. 1st day of period, severe cramps+lower back ache. This is usual. But quadriceps hurt on the 1st day for the past year or so. Normal?

18 yr old fem. 1st day of period, severe cramps+lower back ache. This is usual. But quadriceps hurt on the 1st day for the past year or so. Normal?

Painful periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. It is not clear why you would be having pain in your leg. Schedule a visit for evaluation ...Read more

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I have PMS synptoms a lot of bloating slight cramps sometimes, back ache. No period for 3 months very irregular ttc 2 years?

I have PMS synptoms a lot of bloating slight cramps sometimes, back ache. No period for 3 months very irregular ttc 2 years?

Evaluation: Sounds like your hormones are fluctuating, but not as they should. Either you are not ovulating, or something may be blocking the period from coming out. If it has been 2 years of trying to conceive, you should see a fertility specialist since that is most likely related to the change over the last 3 months of no periods. ...Read more

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I always get mild low back ache 7 days before period, could this be due to progesterone peak. I do not suffer with heavy or painful periods.

Back pain: Menstural flow is preceded by pelvic congestion which is mediated by Progesterone as such Progesterone is not causing the pain make sure you donot have pelvic pathology such as a large fibroid or retroverted uterus. ...Read more

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I had my period, a week later bleed again 4 4 days I have had a constant lower back ache? Stomach aches deep inside and headache, what could it be?

I had my period, a week later bleed again 4 4 days I have had a constant lower back ache? Stomach aches deep inside and headache, what could it be?

It appears you: Already have a diagnosis of endometriosis. It could be cramping made worse by endometriosis or even a bladder infection. First line treatment os a birth control pill to override your oen symptoms, this would help your chronic pain. Without a pill on board it becomes difficult to differentiate the source of your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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