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Severe low back pain, vomiting, no kidney stones. Feels like back labor, not pregnant. 29y/o female.

Severe low back pain, vomiting, no kidney stones. Feels like back labor, not pregnant. 29y/o female.

Infection: This may well be a kidney infection. Need to see your
local ER or urgicenter. This may affect the health of your kidney. This severe back pain may be muscular but must be considered otherwise for now. Muscular back pain does not usually cause vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant with llower back pain that feels like menstural cramps every 6 minutes or so and brown discharge. Is this pre labor?

I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant with llower back pain that feels like menstural cramps every 6 minutes or so and brown discharge. Is this pre labor?

Hopefully: If your dates are correct, hopefully you are moving into labor. The longer you go past 40 weeks, riks start to increase. I would certainly go in to be monitored. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could radiating back pain alone be a sign of labor?

Yes it is possible : If you are at term for delivery date, then it could be quite possible. But it could also be false labor, "braxton hicks" labor. If it does not resolve, would recommend calling your ob/gyn doc to confirm what to do. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

See below: The pain is usually associated with the active phase of labor and rapidly leaves after birth. ...Read more

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Will exercising help with back pain after taking epidural labor shot?

Will exercising help with back pain after taking epidural labor shot?

Back pain: After pregnancy is not caused by an epidural needle but by loose ligaments in your spine caused by Progesterone and overall core muscle weakness. Exercise will help with back pain caused by weak core muscles. ...Read more

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Could back pain as in curve spin lead to headaches ? I had a kid eight yrs ago and serve back labor it's been with me ever sense but getting worst ty

Could back pain as in curve spin lead to headaches ? I had a kid eight yrs ago and serve back labor it's been with me ever sense but getting worst  ty

Possibly: Would need to know more about the ha. Constant or intermittent? Where is it located? Severity? Character? Tension ha is often produced by spasm or contraction of muscles of the upper back or neck and can occur because of spinal curvature. The answer, however, is that the best thing that you can do is to see a doctor and have them assess this thoroughly and make sure that nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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Is back pain a symptom of labor?

Is back pain a symptom of labor?

Yes: Women at risk for preterm birth should always contact their OB physician if they suspect they are in labor or having any unusual discomfort or symptoms in the abdomen or back. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between normal back pain and back labor?

How can I tell the difference between normal back pain and back labor?

Not possible: 36 yo female queries difference between low back pain & "back labor", which might be lay term, but which is not a medical term or even a defined diagnostic disorder. Pregnant women have elevated secretion of an hormone, Relaxin, which loosens pelvic ligaments to prepare pelvis for ease of infant transit through birth canal. Major pelvic joints, sacroiliac joints, painfully sublux. See comments: ...Read more

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If I have back pain, does that mean I am going into labor?

If I have back pain, does that mean I am going into labor?

Possible: There are many reasons for back pain: urinary truct obstruction, herniated disk, strain, sciatica, kidney stone or infection, arthritis among many others. If you have uterine contructions increasing in intensity you may be in labor. Back pain alone is unlikely sign of labor. ...Read more

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I am 35w 2d pregnant. I have a lot of back pain normally but today I am having extreme back pain that will not let up. Is it back labor?

I am 35w 2d pregnant. I have a lot of back pain normally but today I am having extreme back pain that will not let up. Is it back labor?

Please call your OB!: It could be at 35 wks 2 days no reason to ignore this, as u do not want to deliver yet, if u were my pt i would send u to l&d to r/o premature labor and to make sure nothing else abnormal is going on like a kidney stone , etc. So call your OB now and any future worries for the remainder of yoru pregnancy please call your OB 1st before u ask here. ...Read more

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Is dull lower back pain an early sign of labor?

Is dull lower back pain an early sign of labor?

See obstetrition: There are multiple causes low low back pain in pregnancy, most of them mechanical. Check with your doctor first to make sure that it is not early labor. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side of back is it an early sign of labor?

Lower back pain on left side of back is it an early sign of labor?

Shouldn't be: That on itself alone, shouldn't be a sign of early labor, but you must call and ask your OB doctor, and describe to him/her any other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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What can be done for severe back pain following an epidural during labor?

Time.: Usually the back pain is not related to the epidural but to the labor and delivery of the baby.
The back pain usually resolves, whether its from the delivery or from the insertion and infusion of the epidural in several weeks to months. ...Read more

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I'm having back pain constantly that really hurts and a little bloody show does this mean i'm in labor, i'm one day shy from 43 wks.

Problem: Hi. If you're already at gestational week 43, there is a problem. Maybe your EDC is wrong, but it it's right, your gyn needs to be contacted immediately. Please contact your gyn immediately! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain? Could that be early labor?

I have a lower back pain? Could that be early labor?

Check with your dr: Low back pain can occur during pregnancy due to the postural changes that occur with carrying a baby. Stretching, use of pillows when sleeping can assist.
If you are close to term, or experiencing any vaginal discharge, that significantly increases the possibility of early labor signs.
Good luck call your dr if worried. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant heartburn, back pain and feel like I have to go #2 and nothing comes out. Early labor?

Not yet necessarily: Just means that the size of the gravid uterus is pressing on the colon/abdominal content giving the urge to defecate. Also likely causing the back pain as well. Likely won't be long until you go into labor, based on gestation. Try to lay in the left lateral recumbent position, and follow up with your ob/gyn for further instructions. ...Read more

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39wks pregnant, 3rd child, dull/achy back pain, random contractions that feel like menstrual cramps. Onset of labor?

39wks pregnant, 3rd child, dull/achy back pain, random contractions that feel like menstrual cramps. Onset of labor?

Labor: Absolutely can be signs of labor. All the symptoms you are listing, either alone or in combination can indicate labor. Start thinking of names. ...Read more

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What causes of lower back pain which feels like labor pain also diarehha and lower abdominal cramping pain?

What causes of lower back pain which feels like labor pain  also diarehha and lower abdominal  cramping pain?

Low back pain diarrh: Sounds like an inflammation of the rectum or lower colon; diarrheal illnesses can cause low back pain and cramping; however, the list of things is rather long. If it has been for a few days then no worries but if it has been around a while then its time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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39w 1dy pregnant today and had bad lower back pain and lite menstrual like cramps? Does this mean i'm in early labor or dilating? Or both?Thanks!

39w 1dy pregnant today and had bad lower back pain and lite menstrual like cramps? Does this mean i'm in early labor or dilating? Or both?Thanks!

Could be please call: Your OB at this stage all ? S any time of the day or night should be asked to your OB 1st ! if u were my pt woulld have u come to office or labor room for a check to see if cx is dllated and if u are in earl;y labor and to make sure fetal ht rate is ok, my advice to u the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks so if everythjing is ok and u are not in labor ask your OB when u can be induced. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have had clear jelly like discharge twice today and more frequent bm's. Could I be going into labor? A lot of back pain is coming too?

Maybe: It sounds like there is more pressure on your cervix this morning. It doesn't mean you will go into labor. You need to rest and drink a lot of water. If you are dehydrated, you will have contractions that can hurt, but they don't do anything. You want to do whatever makes them go away, otherwise you won't feel good. Real labor will not go away with hydration, so you can't stop it. ...Read more

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Been having menstrual like cramps all day with back pain 39 weeks preg. Blood pressure is highsign of labor? Should I worry?

Been having menstrual like cramps all day with back pain 39 weeks preg. Blood pressure is highsign of labor? Should I worry?

See your ob tomorrow: Back pain could be either false labor or the beginning of labor. The high blood pressure is a much bigger worry. Get it checked out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing labor like pains along with lower back pain that shoots down my right leg. I'm not pregnant. I'm scared. What's wrong?

I have been experiencing labor like pains along with lower back pain that shoots down my right leg.  I'm not pregnant. I'm scared. What's wrong?

Sciatica?: Sounds like it could be sciatica. If you're scared, I assume you've seen a doctor about this (and not just Doctor Google). What did your doctor tell you it is? If you're "scared" but haven't been to a doctor, please state why not. ...Read more

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36 weeks having contractions. Some are painful some aren't that bad &' im having back pain &' period like cramps? Is this braxton hicks or real labor?

36 weeks having contractions. Some are painful some aren't that bad &' im having back pain &' period like cramps? Is this braxton hicks or real labor?

Possibly: Back pain and contractions are signs of pregnancy but it depends. If you use a watch and time the contractions and if they seem more consistent and closer in time apart then that could be a true sign of labor. I would call your OB/GYN and discuss and other specific symptoms. These symptoms include and vaginal discharge, water, etc. ...Read more

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8 months pregnant with sharp pain across lower abs/upper pelvis, back pain, and nausia. Is this labor, a hernia, or more severe like an abruption?

Yes: yes could be labor - and you should be checked by an ob/gyn to see if you are in labor - so you need to get put on the monitors and get your cervix checked. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more