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How Long Does Sciatica Associated With Pregnancy Last
Had sciatica pain during last 2 weeks pregnancy. Thought it would be gone post delivery & it's not. How long til pain subsides & what to do for relief?
Should have already : If you're still having pain after the delivery of your child, than this should be looked into. Sciatic pain from pregnancy usually resolves. However if the pain continues i would recommend having a formal work up which would include physical examination, x-rays and mri. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Period is week late and experiencing pregnancy symptoms incl. Low back pain & severe stomach cramping. Last period abnormal. Pregnancy test negative.
Try try again: I would suggest repeating the test, and then seeing your primary care provider. Good luck! ...Read more
Pressure: There are a few causes of sciatica during pregnancy- among these are pressure on the lumbar plexus of nerves by the uterus/baby, increased pressure on the disks from increased weight in pregnancy, or simply increased stress on the piriformis muscle imitating sciatica. There are a few more but these are some of the more common ones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Sciatica and other musculoskeletal pain occur in pregnancy due a number of changes that occur in the body with pregnancy. These include compression of nerves due to a number of factors eg postural changes,,fluid retention, joint laxity, etc. These changes persist for some time into the postpartum period. Hence, we can see these problems both antepartum and postpartum. ...Read more
When I neared the end of my pregnancy I got debilitating sciatica nerve pain. What causes that? I am terrified of experiencing that type of pain again
Common in pregnancy: L4/L5 level of the lumbar spine is particularly vulnerable in pregnancy due to mechanical issues such as joint laxity, altered posture, muscle weakness or connective tissue fluid retention. These physiologic changes can irritate and inflame the vertebral facet joints putting pressure on the sciatic nerve which is derived from several spinal nerves, most notably L4 and L5. ...Read more
Took pregnancy test came back positive. Could sciatica be an early sign of pregnancy? No other signs except of missed period.
That's enough!: A missed period and a positive test result pretty much clinch it. You are almost certainly pregnant. Most women who experience pregnancy related sciatica see it later into the term, but you don't need more evidence that you have conceived. See an OBGYN soon to plan for care and treat your body with love and care. Don't smoke or drink in excess - be careful w/ meds, diet, fluids and rest patterns. ...Read more
If endometriosis is the sorce of my sciatica should I stop taking bc pill? Only been taking for 1 mth for ovarian cysts not pregnancy prevention.
Minimal: Low back pain in pregnancy is usually a problem in late pregnancy when the size of the baby causes a shift in the mother's posture (belly out; lower back more curved than usual) that puts a strain on the muscles of the lower back. Some women feel beginning labor in the back but that has adifferent quality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: If your experiencing pain to the point that it concerns you, you should see your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more
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
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