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Missed 4 periods not pregnant lower back pain lower abdominal pain/burning pain in same area with sharp pains sometimes in back & abdoment. Causes?

Missed 4 periods not pregnant lower back pain lower abdominal pain/burning pain in same area with sharp pains sometimes in back & abdoment. Causes?

4mo amenorrea: Hi Theresa. If def cnot pregnant, then you are having anovulatory cycles which are very long cycles. You can correct the cycles with hormones but wont improve fertility, and if u want to fall pregnant you will probably need clomid (clomiphene) etc to stimulate ovulation. The abdominal pain is prob pelvic congestion syn. See MD if no change at 6mo thx ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Dx?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My symptoms severe pelvic joint ligament pain-right side. Low back pain bloating and increase in gas. Please advise me?

My symptoms severe pelvic joint ligament pain-right side. Low back pain bloating and increase in gas. Please advise me?

Low back pain: Consider seronegative spondyloarthritis. There are several forms including enteropathic spondylitis or spondylitis associated with inflammatory bowel disease (including crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis) & forms caused by bacterial infections of the bowels including yersinia, salmonella, shigella, & campylobacter. See a rheumatologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Is lower back pain common in early pregnancy?

Is lower back pain common in early pregnancy?

Sometimes: Low back pain is common when women are pregnant or not pregnant. Mild low back pain is common and not concerning. Low back pain that comes and goes like contractions could be a sign of a possible miscarriage. If you have bleeding and the back pain see your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Lower back pain in early pregnancy mean anything?

Lower back pain in early pregnancy mean anything?

Maybe: Low back pain in early pregnancy is very common. It does not mean that miscariage is eminent. If symptoms persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes extreme pain in mid-back area and side in pregnancy?

What causes extreme pain in mid-back area and side in pregnancy?

See your MD: It is hard to tell from the description.It could range from the common back pain of pregnancy to kidney stones, or even preterm labor. If you are having the pain i is best to contact you md. ...Read more

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Pinching cramping in lower left pelvic area. Pain is radiating to my hip and back. Day 21 of cycle. Signs of pms? Ovulation? Pregnancy? Or gastro ?

Pelvic 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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Shoulder pain in week five of pregnancy and pinching in the pelvic area?

New?: They are likely not related though if vomiting you may hurt anywhere. If you clinch or gring your teeth then you mat have issues there; do you sleep well? If not muscles do not relax to let in blood and the neck remains in spasm; can use some aleve (naproxen) 2x per dat, safe in early pregnancy. It's only 2x per day and don't use with Motrin or aspirin. ...Read more

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Have joint pain, stiffness, popping, low vit D & + ANAs in blood test. Also constant left side pain in mid abdomen that fluctuates in intensity??

Have joint pain, stiffness, popping, low vit D & + ANAs in blood test. Also constant left side pain in mid abdomen that fluctuates in intensity??

Exam: Your symptoms require a comprehensive physical exam. a rheumatology consultation and a GI evaluation. You cannot be diagnosed without further examination and testing. Please consult physician experts for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Had a lamenectomy (sp?) 9/17/12. In l5. No more nerve pain but moderate pain in lower back and hip. Could the hip pain be related to back pain?

Had a lamenectomy (sp?) 9/17/12. In l5. No more nerve pain but moderate pain in lower back and hip. Could the hip pain be related to back pain?

See your doctor: It could be related , or the surgery may have unmasked a coinciding condition that was difficult for you to notice until the nerve pain was abated. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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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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Pain in R shoulder for 4 days, hurt this AM, pain went away completely. Some tightness in chest/dull ache in lower L back. Anxiety or concern for PE?

Pain in R shoulder for 4 days, hurt this AM, pain went away completely. Some tightness in chest/dull ache in lower L back. Anxiety or concern for PE?

No: The symptoms you described do not suggest pulmonary embolus. These seem to be usual musculo-skeletal pains. You may take an over the counter pain medication as needed. Regular exercise would do you good. Raising core body temperature through exercise relaxes muscles. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Unintentional weight gain, severe pain in right lower back, constipation, bloating period supposed to come in 2 weeks, negative pregnancy test?

Unintentional weight gain, severe pain in right lower back, constipation, bloating period supposed to come in 2 weeks, negative pregnancy test?

Misinformed?: A pregnancy test done before a fetus has grown big enough to have chemical and blood connection to the mother is wasted dollars and energy. Your symptoms represent infection, not pregnancy. But, if your period does not start in two weeks then you can and should do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is extreme upper back pain in 8 week pregnancy normal?

Is extreme upper back pain in 8 week pregnancy normal?

May be a danger sign: I don't want to alarm you, but severe upper back pain in early pregnancy can be a symptom of an ectopic or tubal pregnancy. Other symptoms may include vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, or shoulder pain. A pregnacy in the tube is a problem because the tube can't stretch like the uterus can. The tube may break and bleed. Call your doctor - or the on-call doctor - and talk this over now. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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


Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Depression In Pregnancy (Definition)

Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensity categories from mild to severe. Severe post-partum depression can include suicidal ideation and a desire to separate or/and a lack of desire to ...Read more