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Is constant pain in lumbar left side normal in 40th week of pregnancy? No signs of active labor. Pain doesn't allow for waking and sitting.

Is constant pain in lumbar left side normal in 40th week of pregnancy? No signs of active labor. Pain doesn't allow for waking and sitting.

Not normal but seen: Constant back pain limiting basic activities of daily living (e.g. Walking or sitting) isn't normal; not even at 40 week of pregnancy. The weight gain, the "basketball" & surge in hormone preparing pelvic bones for delivery may contribute to the problem. Constant severe activity limiting pain should be discussed with ob. C-section is considered as the condition may interfere w/ vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks and am dilated 1cm & 80% effaced. I am having constant pain in my lower back & pelvic pressure. Will I go into labor soon?

I am 37 weeks and am dilated 1cm & 80% effaced. I am having constant pain in my lower back & pelvic pressure. Will I go into labor soon?

Pregnancy: These are signs that the baby is probably making its way down. But lower back pain and pelvic pressure are common symptoms in third trimester. There is no way of telling how soon you will go into labor. If these symptoms persist or worsen, go to the ER or call your OB. Congrats. ...Read more

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When my baby gets tight inside my stomach like a ball and am having a constant pain down my belly, and can't really breath but no contractions is that going into labor?

When my baby gets tight inside my stomach like a ball and am having a constant pain down my belly, and can't really breath but no contractions is that going into labor?

It's a contraction: How does a baby get tight like a ball and cause pain? Well, the baby doesn't do anything. The uterus squeezes tightly and balls up (resulting in pains), which is a contraction. Time to talk to labor and delivery and/or to the doctor. What to do next depends on how many weeks one is pregnant and how often the contractions are coming. ...Read more

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Violent and continuous vomiting during labour has injured my oesophagus and I am in constant pain with it and cannot eat or drink.

Violent and continuous vomiting during labour has injured my oesophagus and I am in constant pain with it and cannot eat or drink.

Gastroenterologist: I assume a gastroenterologist has evaluated and advised you. If the injury was recent, perhaps you're dealing with tears in the lining; if not, chronic inflammatory changes and or spasms may be the problem. A soft, bland diet, taking liquid antacid like maalox or mylanta to coat the esophagus and also taking a ppi like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole) may help. Repeat endoscopy may be needed in no improvement. ...Read more

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My grandmother always complains about her upper back hurting. What can help her constant pain go. Away?

My grandmother always complains about her upper back hurting. What can help her constant pain go. Away?

Pain Management: Back pain tend to be chronic and almost never heals. If severe go to a pain management specialist to receive injections of anasthesics with cortisone. Some pts will require strong pain medicine for ever. In elderly pts a screening with x ray, MRI or ct scan is done to rule out metastatic cancer and to visualize the area. Other options is to see an spinal orthopedic surgeon to discuss surgery. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain about where my bottom rib is in my back it feels internal, any thoughts of what it might be?

Ribs or liver: It really depend on the pain what make it worst or better does food make it worst vs movement and activity vs deep breathing it is hard to narrow it down based on the information we have either connect with one of our doctor through health tap prime so you can have a discussion with a doctor on on one or go and see your local doctor for proper evaluation and possible treatment good luck ...Read more

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Can you have a back problem but not be in constant pain but pain that comes and goes? But when it hurts it is very painful.

Back problem: Yes you can have a back problem that will cause pain as you describe. You should see your doctor to diagnosis the cause of the pain and give you proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my lower left side of my back. It is not a constant pain but rather comes and goes. But the pain is very sharp?

I have a sharp pain on my lower left side of my back. It is not a constant pain but rather comes and goes. But the pain is very sharp?

M.D. visit: This pain may be related to a number of factors including muscular pain, renal system infection or hip pain.
I would suggest monitoring your temperature and being seen by your doctor if a heating pad and motrin do not provide relief. If you have a fever and/or change in urination pattern, please see you doctor. ...Read more

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My back is in constant pain and now its going to my neck I've tried hot and cold staying active an almost every painpill but nothing helps?

Seek treatment: Masking the problem with pills is not the answer. You have proven that becasue they have not helped. Pain management doctors can help you determine the root cause fo the problem, but again do not accept only medications as the treatment. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my lower right side of my back. What could this be it just started today?

Lower back pain: Being 30yo I doubt you have had a back problem before so a kidney stone could be but this usually comes on quickly and usually alot of pain. You could have picked up something heavy and have a muscle strain to your muscles this causes pain on movement and feels better at rest. Take 800mg of Motrin or see your doctor if severe pain. ...Read more

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What is causing constant pain (2 yrs) in my lower right back that extends around side to front? Feels better for a few hours after massage.

What is causing constant pain (2 yrs) in my lower right back that extends around side to front? Feels better for a few hours after massage.

Maybe Muscular: From your diagnostic procedures, it suggests that you may have had prior back surgery as MRI of the l-spine is seldom done with contrast prior to surgery. Regardless, your relief with massage suggests a muscular origin, rather than neurological, such as spasm or myofasciitis. A physical medicine specialist or physical therapist may be able to get you some releif. ...Read more

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I keep having a constant pain in the middle to lower part of my back on the right side. This has been going on for some months now. What is it?

Needs further workup: Pain indicates a potential problem that ranges from tumors, chronic appendicitis, kidney stones to just muscle strain or a disk problem. Need to see a physician for a thorough history taking, examination and directed tests that may include blood, urine and ct scans. ...Read more

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Constant pain near base of spine and top of glute?

Constant pain near base of spine and top of glute?

Be seen: There are a lot of structures in that area that can cause pain including the intervertebral discs, the lumbar facet joints, and the SI joints. If it is causing you a lot of trouble, I would not hesitate to be seen and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Pain in the back right bottom part of head. It's a lingering constant pain. 3 weeks now?

Pain in the back right bottom part of head. It's a lingering constant pain. 3 weeks now?

Headache: It is important to describe whether the pain is on one side of the head or the other, whether it is throbbing or constant, whether it comes and goes and whether it is associated with nausea or other symptoms. Constant pain at the back of the head sounds more like muscle tension. A vascular headache would be throbbing and intermittent. You may need X-rays of your spine and brain scan. ...Read more

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I have a mild, but constant pain on the top of my head, towards the back right side. Serious?

Probably not: Most likely from cervical disc disease or irritation of the occipital nerve.
Given your age, I would check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp and constant pain in my upper back between my shoulder blades. What should I do?

Pain: Any pain unless you know yourself you strained a muscle most likely you need to see your internist. There may be something else going on. ...Read more

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I have constant pain in my back when I walk an stand in same position and I'm stiff and in agony every morning I wake up?

Medical visit indica: I would do some blood tests looking for some inflammatory condition. Next I would order some X Ray of your back. At your age this warrants an answer and likely medical care is warranted. ...Read more

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Sharp left side back pain on the side of left of back. Immediate response please help medicines not helping. Constant pain.

Sharp left side back pain on the side of left of back. Immediate response please help medicines not helping. Constant pain.

Upper or lower?: Is it your upper or lower back? It is possibly a kidney stone if the pain is severe and OTC meds aren't helping. Go to an urgent care to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Constant pain in right side of back under ribs and just below. Pain and discomfort also felt at the front on right below ribs?

Constant pain in right side of back under ribs and just below. Pain and discomfort also felt at the front on right below ribs?

Liver: Gall bladder, kidney? If it hurts with eating fatty foods, it's probably your gallbladder. See your G.I. Doctor for further evaluation.. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a sharp constant pain in the upper right of my back and the area is slightly swollen. Any idea of what could possibly cause it?

Call dr: If you're not sure how the upper back became swollen on just one side, and painful, then you need to see your doctor and have it examined fully. This is not normal or common. You want to have an answer, and find out the cause. That'll determine the treatment. If it's from trauma, accident or injury, then it makes more sense. However it still should be examined firsthand. That'll give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my upper right side...I have had about 20 diff tests and all came back ok? I lost 45lbs in the last 6 mo. Any ideas?

Upper right side: Of what? Did you mean to lose the weight? You will need further evaluation. I would discuss this with your current doctor. If you did not mean to lose the weight, than cancer would be my first guess, unfortunely. ...Read more

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Have a constant pain in the left hip and back and it is constant and very strong.........Never have pain but this is bad.......Male and healthy?

Have a constant pain in the left hip and back and it is constant and very strong.........Never have pain but this is bad.......Male and healthy?

Let me Explain: Do you have any numbness? If you do most likely this coming from disc problem, check it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this constant pain in the bottom of my back where the back and crack meet. Everytime I sit, bend, or lie down it hurt immensely. Is it serious?

Most likely not: If the pain has been there for more than a few weeks then go see your doc. At your age is most likely muscular unless you recently had an injury or traumatic event. Most low back pain is self limiting and will improve with time. Physical therapy is a great first step. You doc can determine if any other workup needs to be done. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have constant pain in your arm? It goes away for like 5 minutes then comes back...It's been going on for weeks. I'm only 20

Eval: Could be a vascular problem, muscular problem, nerve problem, bone problem. Certainly not normal. I would monitor location, radiating symptoms, alleviating and worsening factors, and associated symptoms. I would talk to primary doctor too. May need x rays try conservative measures too. Otc meds, rest, hear, stretching before going to doctor. ...Read more

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I fell down a flight of 20 (step) stairs about 2 yrs ago. After about 6mnth my back begin to hurt bad. Now I barely get sleep and in constant pain. Hlp?

I fell down a flight of 20 (step) stairs about 2 yrs ago. After about 6mnth my back begin to hurt bad. Now I barely get sleep and in constant pain. Hlp?

Pain: Need to be evaluated for possible disk problem. Do you have pain that travels into your legs? Do you have any weakness in your legs? Any change in your bowel or bladder habits? These are important questions that your doctor will want to know the answers to. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi I was told I have two bulged discs spinal cord nerrowing in my back in November 2013 and now 2015 I am in constant pain do you think my back could have gotten worse?

Hi I was told I have two bulged discs spinal cord nerrowing in my back in November 2013 and now 2015 I am in constant pain do you think my back could have gotten worse?

Discs & Spinal Cord: Hello. You're young to be having bulging discs & especially spinal stenosis. Any trauma or family history of these? Were you treated in '13? What about currently? Get yourself evaluated to determine if repeat imaging studies are needed or if you can proceed directly with aggressive treatment of your constant back +/- leg pain. You can still have a high quality of life with these diagnoses. ...Read more

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I have a broken spine, what would you recomend for constant pain relief?

I have a broken spine, what would you recomend for constant pain relief?

Pain Specialist: See a local pain management specialist. There are many new options that combine a number of different modalities to get the results that are best for you. ...Read more