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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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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Lower abdominal and lower back pains during an early period?

Lower abdominal and lower back pains during an early period?

Endometriosis: The pain you describe could be from many causes but endometriosis should be on the top of the list. See your gynecologist. Your gyn will probably try nsaids (like ibuprofen) first and if those don't work, your gyn will try birth control pills. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and early pregnancy mean aborting?

Lower back pain and early pregnancy mean aborting?

Not necessarily: Low back pain is common in early pregnancy and does not mean that miscarriage is coming. If it persistes, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and missed menstruation?

Lower back pain and missed menstruation?

MY FIRST THOUGHT...: My first thought in any woman with back pain and missed menstruation is ectopic pregnancy, because it could be life-threatening. Immediate gyn examination first, everything else thereafter. ...Read more

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Period 7days late, period cramps, sickness and crippling lower back pain?

Period 7days late, period cramps, sickness and crippling lower back pain?

No period yet?: 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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Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy tests itchy boobs no period light spotting done lower back pain and left side lower pain throwing up not every day headaches preg?

Negative pregnancy tests itchy boobs no period light spotting done lower back pain and left side lower pain throwing up not every day headaches preg?

See details: One thing is certain: you are not pregnant if the tests are negative. See a doctor and have the GI and other issues evaluated. Also speak with a gynecologist about the absence of periods. ...Read more

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My period is 13 days late. Home pregnancy test is negative. Lower back pain, increase of appetite, lower abdominal pain and frequent headaches. Help?

My period is 13 days late. Home pregnancy test is negative.  Lower back pain,  increase of appetite, lower abdominal pain and frequent headaches. Help?

Need more info: One home pregnancy test if negative does not mean that you are not pregnant. You have symptoms that can be related to a pregnancy or other gyn problem. Please make an appointment with your gyn. ...Read more

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Lower back and belly cramping in real bad pain 9days before period is due?

Lower back and belly cramping in real bad pain 9days before period is due?

Premenstrual cramps: Hormonal changes during menstrual cycle can cause cramping. High dose ibuprofen (800mg 3 times a day) is usually helpful. If not, then seek medical care to look for more serious problems. ...Read more

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8th week preg.feeling light pain in lower abdomen,legs and lower back after intercouse of last night.is that normal?

8th week preg.feeling light pain in lower abdomen,legs and lower back after intercouse of last night.is that normal?

Discomfort or pain?: Intercourse really should not be painful or cause these symtoms: you should consult your oB and abstain until cleared. Obviusly, adequate lubrication, position, duration of sexual activityu can be factors. Please consult with your OB. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...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