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351/2 weeks. I've had mild cramping in lower abdomen and back that turned so painful it woke me up last night. Now it comes and goes. Is this normal?

351/2 weeks. I've had mild cramping in lower abdomen and back that turned so painful it woke me up last night. Now it comes and goes. Is this normal?

Not really.: It sounds like you may be experiencing preterm contractions that could lead to preterm labor and birth. Best see your obstetrician asap for a formal evaluation. Best of luck!

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Why am I having cramping in lower abdomen and back pain for 4 days now with now period...

Why am I having cramping in lower abdomen and back pain for 4 days now with now period...

UTI/Kidney Stone: You may want to go see a doctor, if your lower abdomen continues to hurt and you have have tight pain around the kidneys, you may have a UTI or a kidney stone.

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Period-like dull cramp in lower abdomen and back, moves also to thighs. Clear discharge but no odor, no itching. Period ended 1 week ago, no pregnancy?

Period-like dull cramp in lower abdomen and back, moves also to thighs. Clear discharge but no odor, no itching. Period ended 1 week ago, no pregnancy?

Menstrual cramps: And uterine spasm are possibilities as is a urinary infection. It would be prudent to get a full GYN exam and pelvic ultrasound. OK to use Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for cramping pain if not allergic.

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Hi, Its 8dpo cramp lower abdomen & pain lower back from 4dpo but from 7dpo same but pain goes till left whole leg on & off, nipples pain from 4dpo. Why?

Hi, Its 8dpo cramp lower abdomen & pain lower back from 4dpo but from 7dpo same but pain goes till left whole leg on & off, nipples pain from 4dpo. Why?

Daily living: What you described are happenings of daily living. You may take a pain medication like acetaminophen. If you are concerned about pregnancy, it is too soon to know. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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.

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Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?

Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?

MD time: Cramps in the abdomen and back can be due to a million and one different causes, benign or not. Do not get too anxious, just make sure your oncologist knows about it and follow his/her instructions. Hope it is nothing serious. Get better soon.

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I am experiencing stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen) and severe back pain.?

I am experiencing stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen) and severe back pain.?

Severe?: If your symptoms are severe then you should see a Dr soon. There are a wide range of possibilities including pregnancy-related (ectopic pregnancy being the most concerning). You can do a home pregnancy test to fairly conclusively exclude this. Try some over the counter pain relief medicines and if still not resolving then a consult with a Dr is a good idea.

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I am experiencing nausea (severity: moderate), stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen), back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), . ..

I am experiencing nausea (severity: moderate), stomach cramps (quality: cramping in lower abdomen), back pain (severity: severe) (side: both), . ..

Could be anything...: 18 year old female with nausea, lower abdominal cramps & severe back pain on both side. One does not say if Fever is present or not. Could be anything from Infection/Inflammation of the Kidneys/ Urinary system to Ovaries/ tubes & Reproductive system or even Digestive System including simple indigestion to appendicitis, if still present. Best to see M.D. for Dx/mgt.

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Period is a week late, pregnancy tests are negative. No unusual discharge, no stress/illness. Lots of cramping in lower abdomen/back. Pregnant?

Period is a week late, pregnancy tests are negative. No unusual discharge, no stress/illness. Lots of cramping in lower abdomen/back. Pregnant?

PROBABLY NOT: Occaisionally an ovarian cyst or a hormonal imbalance could delay your period. If you did an otc urine test, I would suggest that you have a blood pregnancy test done, just to make sure.

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I have been having these cramping pains in my lower abdomen and lower back and I'm constipated. The pain is getting worse day by day.?

I have been having these cramping pains in my lower abdomen and lower back and I'm constipated. The pain is getting worse day by day.?

Cart vs. Horse?: It's difficult to determine if the constipation is causing the pain or if some other process is causing both the pain and constipation. If you've tried some common OTC interventions such as a a fiber supplement or stool softener without any relief, then it's time to see a doctor for a thorough medical evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause of your distress. Best wishes.

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I am having painful pressure while I urinate constant cramping in my lower abdomen left side, lower back, and pelvis. My urine is cloudy.?

Pyelonephritis: The symptoms are a bit concerning for a urinary tract infection, possibly involving the kidney (pyelonephritis). I would recommend a visit to a physician. A course of antibiotics may be needed. If you develop any fever, chills, or vomiting, a visit to the er would be better. Hope that helps.

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I'm experiencing cramps in my lower abdomen and back but I'm only spotting what does this mean?

I'm experiencing cramps in my lower abdomen and back but I'm only spotting what does this mean?

Menstrual cramping: Usually hormonally induced, best relieved with the use of Aleve (naproxen) or Advil (if not allergic to NSAIDS); however I would recommend a GYN pelvic exam and evaluation.

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Horribel debilitating mentrual cramps in my lower abdomen and back and leg cramps so bad that it cause bowel problems and vomting?

Horribel debilitating mentrual cramps in my lower abdomen and back and leg cramps so bad that it cause bowel problems and vomting?

You need GYN eval: To find out why sx's are so severe. NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain

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What is causing theses cramps now for the 4th day? Woke up&my back&my thighs r hurting me. Cramps r the worse in my lower abdomen. I can't move. Help!

What is causing theses cramps now for the 4th day? Woke up&my back&my thighs r hurting me. Cramps r the worse in my lower abdomen. I can't move. Help!

Unlikely from a back: Problem and more likely from another reason like gastrointestinal, renal or kidney or reproductive. Even possibility of infection. See your doctor now.

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What does back pains and cramps in the lower abdomen mean?

UTI: Infection involving urinary tract can cause this. Particularly when it ascends to kidney. See pmd for urine test and exam.

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Why after masturbation I have back aches and cramps in my lower abdomen?

Why after masturbation I have back aches and cramps in my lower abdomen?

Engorged vessels: During sexual excitement pelvic veins distend and there is tissue swelling as well as uterine contractions. Some women experience this as pain.

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I'm due 4 Ma period in 2 days, I been sleepy, hungry, n havin cramps in Ma lower abdomen, lower back pain, n light spotting, n warm feeln in my breast?

I'm due 4 Ma period in 2 days, I been sleepy, hungry, n havin cramps in Ma lower abdomen, lower back pain, n light spotting, n warm feeln in my breast?

Probably normal: It is normal to get pre-menstrual symptoms like you are describing. If you period comes as predicted, no worries. If you are a few days late, check a pregnancy test.

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I've been having bad cramping lower back and lower abdomen all day for almost a week I've been having unprotected sex could this mean I'm prego.

I've been having bad cramping lower back and lower abdomen all day for almost a week I've been having unprotected sex could this mean I'm prego.

Unlikely: Pain and cramping can happen in pregnancy but do not actually mean that you are pregnant. Please get a pregnancy test if you're concerned and if not pregnant consider getting on a form of birth control in order for you to be sure!

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I have cramping in my right lower abdomen that goes to my back and in my hip then shoots down my leg. What could be wrong?

I have cramping in my right lower abdomen that goes to my back and in my hip then shoots down my leg. What could be wrong?

Several possible: You could be passing a kidney-ureteral stone or could have a pinched nerve from a herniated disc but both are rare at your age. Appendicitis could also present that way if the Inflammed appendix is deep in the pelvis and irritating the iliac nerve. An ovarian cyst also could possible cause those symptoms. If your symptoms continue, you should seek medical attention soon.