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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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I have sciatica and I'm 37weeks pregnant, lately my lower back pain I went to labor and delivery Saturday and was told I'm 2cm and 80% effected?

I have sciatica and I'm 37weeks pregnant, lately my lower back pain I went to labor and delivery Saturday and was told I'm 2cm and 80% effected?

Yes: It is very common to develop back pain during pregnancy or from delivery of baby. If it doesn't resolve, i would consider MRI evaluation after delivery to see what can be done to relieve the pain. Most times after delivery the extra weight and compression on the spine is reduced enough that the pain goes away. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant bloody discharge and back pain when should I go to labor and delivery?

39 weeks pregnant bloody discharge and back pain when should I go to labor and delivery?

Now is good: You may have mucous show which is normal. However, if you have no fetal movements, or frank bleeding, or severe constant back pain; you should go straight to labor & delivery. It's safer to get checked & ensure a healthy baby, see if labor has started, & see if everything's ok. L & d staff should be happy to reassure you & answer all your questions. ...Read more

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I'm due in 2days and haven't dilated! I went to labor and delivery last weekend cause I was having mild contractions every 3-5mins and still am. Why?

I'm due in 2days and haven't dilated! I went to labor and delivery last weekend cause I was having mild contractions every 3-5mins and still am. Why?

False labor?: You are getting probably false labor also called Braxton - Hicks contraction. You are not in real labor because not dilated. There are some causes of Braxton-Hicks contractions. You need to be monitored by your Obstetrician. ...Read more

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How long will it hurt to go to the bathroom (1&2), after vaginal labor and delivery if u get stiches?

Depends: It depends on how severe the "tearing" is. Having done it twice, i can say it's not too awful, and surprisingly that area heals very quickly! you will likely get a squirt bottle at hospital (like the one dish soap comes in but smaller). You will use this to squirt water on yourself whenever you use bathroom. This keeps it from hurting, and from getting infected. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of an epidural used during labor and delivery?

Are there any long term side effects of an epidural used during labor and delivery?

Almost never: It is very rare to have any long term side effects from your epidural if you are otherwise healthy. Women who are at increased risk for bleeding are at increased risk for complications and need to talk to the anesthesiologist carefully. Back pain is just as common in women who deliver with or without epidural. ...Read more

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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