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Can lower back pain feel like menstrual cramps? I feel like I have cramps and may get btb but i also study and stress a lot. Help :(

Can lower back pain feel like menstrual cramps? I feel like I have cramps and may get btb but i also study and stress a lot. Help :(

Different feeling: Usually back pain does not feel like cramping. It's either continuous, achey, or sore. Cramping pain from your period is very different. Not sure what btb means. If you're studying a lot, and under stress, and not getting much rest, you could feel achey from sitting a lot in one position without lumbar support. If you're having back spasms that don't go away with rest, see your doctor. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Can an ovarian cyst on the right ovary (5cm)cause pain in the left pelvic area, along with back pain? It feels like severe menstrual cramps on left sid

Can an ovarian cyst on the right ovary (5cm)cause pain in the left pelvic area, along with back pain? It feels like severe menstrual cramps on left sid

Yes: Cysts on the rt can leak fluid and cause pain in the pelvis and lower abdomen. You should see your gyn to make sure that there is not a more serious issue developing. ...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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Can ibs feel like menstrual cramps, and lower back pain?

Can ibs feel like menstrual cramps, and lower back pain?

It could B but U-: -need a diagnosis from a specialist 2 B sure. If it's only when U have Ur periods, no. If always troublesome, & urgent need of a bathroom 4 bms, many times a day, I would lean more toward IBS. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of low back pain, menstrual cramps, and heavy discharge?

What are the common causes of low back pain, menstrual cramps, and heavy discharge?

Depends: It probably relates to the shifting levels of hormones in your system throughout your cycle. If the cramping and back pain are mild, keep going and use over the counter medications if needed (assuming you have not been told not to take them for some medical reason). If the pain is severe or your discharge is very heavy, see your gynecologist or pcp to make sure there isn't a more serious problem. ...Read more

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In so much pain from severe colitis, menstrual cramps, lower back pain & it is off the charts. None of my doctors will give me anything for pain. Why?

In so much pain from severe colitis, menstrual cramps, lower back pain & it is off the charts. None of my doctors will give me anything for pain. Why?

Pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If you are asking why they won't give you pain medication we can not guess at the motivation of your docs. Ask them to clarify the care plan. ...Read more

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Female 40 menstrual cramps a lot, lower back pain, fatigue.

Female 40 menstrual cramps a lot, lower back pain, fatigue.

Seek MD evaluation: While symptoms of menstrual cramps, lower back pain, and fatigue may be related, important to seek md evaluation. Possible that symptoms may or may not be related and management would be determined by results of evaluation. Endometriosis, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, hypothyroidism, depression, musculoskeletal (strained muscle, bulging disc) are just a few of the many possibilities. ...Read more

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13days late period, menstrual cramps and back pain, but white discharge, what could it be?

13days late period, menstrual cramps and back pain, but white discharge, what could it be?

Pregnancy?: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. Take HPT ...Read more

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Why have i been getting menstrual cramps and lower back pain but no period?

Why have i been getting menstrual cramps and lower back pain but no period?

Check a test: If your period is late, menstrual type cramping and low back pain could be associated with a pregnancy if you have been having unprotected intercourse. Check a pregnancy test and, if it is negative and your period still hasn't started, repeat it in 3-5 days to be sure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have terrible menstrual cramps and lower back pain but my period isn't due for 11 days, what is the cause of this?

I have terrible menstrual cramps and lower back pain but my period isn't due for 11 days, what is the cause of this?

Pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate), fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate), fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

Painful 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. Various birth control methods can be used to shorten or lighten the periods. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I'm having extremely severe menstrual cramps, pelvic pain and lower back pain 2nd day in a row. I can't stand straight. Go to er?

I'm having extremely severe menstrual cramps, pelvic pain and lower back pain 2nd day in a row. I can't stand straight. Go to er?

Here are some...: Clinically, go to urgent care for pain relief if unbearable, but for real need — not for convenience alone, since period-related cramp is usually a long-term recurrent matter so the affected have a good idea on what should or could be done. If not, but new event, go to ER, that is, reasonable. How to Handle Sickness? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish.... ...Read more

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Can menstrual cramps really make your back ache?

Can menstrual cramps really make your back ache?

In a wAy: The way I would think about it is the uteirne contraction sensation can be referred to the back giving the perception of back ache the feelings can be similiar to back spasm like back labor another example of the relationship between the two sensations. ...Read more

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Constant lower abdominal cramping 8 DPO from artifical insemination that feels like menstrual cramps, and low back pain. When to test? All are negati

Constant lower abdominal cramping 8 DPO from artifical insemination that feels like menstrual cramps, and low back pain. When to test? All are negati

Pregnancy testing?: A pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after insemination or sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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I am having lots of menstrual pain and lower back pain and white discharge?

I am having lots of menstrual pain and lower back pain and white discharge?

As soon: As practicable get checked out for n infection! The back pain is NORMAL the white discharge may indicate a vaginal infection!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Having lower back pain the past two days similar to menstrual pain but my period ended a week and a half ago. What could be causing this?

Having lower back pain the past two days similar to menstrual pain but my period ended a week and a half ago. What could be causing this?

Ovarian cyst: Given the timing of the pain, the most likely explanation for your pain is related to an ovarian cyst. One cyst gets bigger around ovulation (mid cycle) and causes pain similar to that which you are describing. ...Read more

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Hi Im 40 weeks im getting menstrual pain aprox 5mins apart Baby is still moving theres no back pain mucus plug or water breaking Is it Braxton Hicks?

Hi Im 40 weeks im getting menstrual pain aprox 5mins apart Baby is still moving theres no back pain mucus plug or water breaking Is it Braxton Hicks?

Might be real thing: At 40 weeks of pregnancy, if contractions or "menstrual pains" are getting stronger instead of fading away, and if they are getting closer together instead of farther apart, it might be the real thing. Time will tell. ...Read more

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My period started out being brown. Got off maybe 3 days ago. Now im having lower back pain that feels like menstrual cramp. I also have a 2cm ovary cyst?

Normal: Brown blood at the start of a period is completely normal. Lower back pain could be associated with period, or with something like endometriosis. Or it could just be back pain due to musculoskeletal strain. A 2cm cyst is normal, almost all of us women have a cyst this size in our cycle at some point. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Uterine Growth: Uterine growth and stretching of the uterine ligaments. See a physical medicine specialist or a chiropractor if this is cramping your style. ...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!

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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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

Dr. Navita Modi
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...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