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Is lower back pain common after a pelvic and pap smear?

Is lower back pain common after a pelvic and pap smear?

Back pain: You were on the exam table for 5 minutes at most. Your back should not hurt from the exam. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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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I have lower back pain starting to move to my leg on the left side after my pap smear yesterday, is this normal?

I have lower back pain starting to move to my leg on the left side after my pap smear yesterday, is this normal?

Not usual: This would not have been caused by the pap smear procedure, but could have flared up a muscle spasm causing something like sciatica from the position you were in to get the pap smear. Try soaks in a warm tub and see a doctor if it is not getting better soon. ...Read more

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I did my pap smear test on the 29th of May 2015 and since then ive been experiencing some lower back pain on my right side especially when i bend. Should i get worried? should i get myself checked?

I did my pap smear test on the 29th of May 2015 and since then ive been experiencing some lower back pain on my right side especially when i bend. Should i get worried? should i get myself checked?

Back pain&PAP Smear: Any abdominal pain, painful urination, abnormal vaginal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation or other problems? Does the pain radiate down the right leg? If "No" to these other symptoms, then it seems likely that the back pain is not related to the recent PAP smear and may more likely be due to a muscle problem. See your doctor if not improved in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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I had a pap done waiting for results I have all symptoms of Cerv. Cancer woke up this morning with bad lower back pain in the spine need to worry?

I had a pap done waiting for results I have all symptoms of Cerv. Cancer woke up this morning with bad lower back pain in the spine need to worry?

No: Please wait for your result and don,t panic. If the back pain does not respond to regular over the counter medication,get it evaluated by a medical doctor ...Read more

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I take Birth Control daily, and I did not have it for about a week bc I ran out of refills and was due for a pap, could this cause bad lower back pain?

I take Birth Control daily, and I did not have it for about a week bc I ran out of refills and was due for a pap, could this cause bad lower back pain?

Yes: This Is very likely, especially since the uterus responds to hormone withdrawal by initiating shedding of the endometrial lining. This shedding is typically associated with release or Prostaglandins, which are associated with pain/cramping. ...Read more

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Dull rt lower pelvicpain radiates to leg, ultsd-ve, ct-ve, ca125normal, pap-ve, pid-ve, uti-ve, lower back pain, cramps, snc 2 mths, c sctn 3 yrs ago, no dx

Spinal dysfunction: See a do who specializes in manual treatments. It could be a mechanical problem. With th lumbar spine. Xrays should be done or possibly an mri. ...Read more

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Supposedly ovulation is in six days. Having O pain, twinge in my breast, low back pain, pap test is good. Ovulation early? Last period a day early

Supposedly ovulation is in six days. Having O pain, twinge in my breast, low back pain, pap test is good. Ovulation early? Last period a day early

14 days before: An easy way to remember ovulation is that it occurs 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days between periods then you can calculate an approximate ovulation date. We are not able to know whether or not a certain individual ovulates early or late during any one menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What to do about pelvic and lower back pain during sex?

What to do about pelvic and lower back pain during sex?

Need to know reason.: Recommend gynecological evaluation to determine cause of your pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pelvic pain and lower back pain?

Yes: The bowels are located throughout the abdominal cavity and constipation can cause pain in different areas often referred to the pelvis and or back. ...Read more

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10wk pregant having lower back pain and pelvis i am pettite is this normal ?

10wk pregant having lower back pain and pelvis i am pettite is this normal ?

May be normal: Back and pelvic pain is common during pregnancy. More information is needed. If symptoms persist then consultation with physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist would be appropriate to diagnose and outlined a course of treatment. Often times simple stretching and strengthening exercises as well as application of heat may be all that is necessary. However, persistent symptoms require MD. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on my right side and pain above my pelvic area on the right as well and feel like I'm going to vomit?

See doctor: Kidney stone, urine infection, pregnancy, appendicitis, etc are concerns here and u need to be evaluated urgently to be sure since waiting cud make things worse. Call Ur doc or get to urgent care facility ...Read more

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I have a heavy feeling in my pelvic area, specifically on the left side. Worse when I stand. Frequent urination without pain. Lower back pain.

I have a heavy feeling in my pelvic area, specifically on the left side.  Worse when I stand. Frequent urination without pain. Lower back pain.

R/O UTI: Low back & pelvic pain with frequency of urination warrants evaluation for urinary tract infection. If these symptoms are chronic & proven not to be an infection, then pelvic sacroiliac joint disorder becomes a consideration, & an Osteopath should be consulted. ...Read more

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I am 25 and I have a dull to sharp pain in my lower right pelvic area for the past week or two, i also get awful lower back pain at night. Also have ms?

I am 25 and I have a dull to sharp pain in my lower right pelvic area for the past week or two, i also get awful lower back pain at night. Also have ms?

Complex: If you have MS, you could have pain due to this, but you more likely have a different problem causing your pelvic pain, such as gastrointestinal issues, ovarian cyst, low grade appendicitis, even kidney stone. See your doctor, as no reason to live with this. ...Read more

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Having dull lower back pain and now pain in my left pelvic area?

And the question is?: This could be musculoskeletal or neurogenic (bone or disc of the back irritating spinal nerves).

You need to see your family doctor who may then refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause internal and external pelvic pain as well as intense lower back pain?

What can cause internal and external pelvic pain as well as intense lower back pain?

Many causes: There are so many causes it is hard to go through them in this format
If you are concerned follow up with your doctor. Consider a pelvic pain specialist
pelvicpain.org

Infection, Masses, Scar Tissue, Inflammation, Muscle Spasms, Nerve Disorders.... ...Read more

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Why do I have pelvic and lower back pain during sex?

Why do I have pelvic and lower back pain during sex?

Sacroiliac joint: 40's female with pelvic and low back pain during sex likely has sacroiliac joint subluxation. Pain generated by this joint can radiate to pelvis and low back. The missionary position during sex places mechanical stress directly on the sacroiliac joints. See an Osteopath for an evaluation. Seek yoga to strengthen back muscles. ...Read more

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Am having a lower back pain and i went for pelvic test and the result said Endometrial thickness 15mm, am i ok?

Am having a lower back pain and i went for pelvic test and the result said Endometrial thickness 15mm, am i ok?

Normal: The endometrial measurement varies with your cycle. We get a little nervous when it is too thick or too thin for certain events. ...Read more

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I have Tubes Tied 6 yrs ago little spotting and have very painful pelvic and lower back pain?

I have Tubes Tied 6 yrs ago little spotting and have very painful pelvic and lower back pain?

Expecting period?: If spotting occurred exactly when you were supposed to have your period then, either the period is running later than usual or you need to get a pregnancy test done. Have you had spotting before since having the tubes tied? Remember tied tubes does not sterilization make. Only removal of ovaries accomplishes that mission. Now, if you just missed your period I'd wait a few more days. Still may come ...Read more

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Frequent "squeezing" cramps, lower back pain on the left side as well as above the pelvic bone on the left side, happening for months?

See a physician: If you've had these symptoms for months you really should see a physician for evaluation. It could be something as simple as a chronic recurrent muscle spasm, or disc associated pain, or a pinched nerve. If you are sexually active, you need to be assessed for possible pregnancy or std or UTI as well. ...Read more

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I have ic and endometriosis I have been dealing with severe pelvic pain and also lower back pain i need to find some help on what's going on with me i ?

Hang in there: Pelvic pain can be tough to treat/manage. Both of these can be the culprit but its important to confirm the diagnos(es) and make sure treatments are targeting both. Also physical therapy can be helpful. Ultimately, the answer is complicated and you should speak to a doctor that you trust. ...Read more

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I am having right lower back pain that is radiating to lower right pelvis. No fever?

Pain: There are so many questions to ask, but new onset pain in lower back that radiates to pelvis should be seen and evaluated asap. ...Read more

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24/7 pelvic pain with lower back pain for a week, no vaginal pain, could be IBS?

24/7 pelvic pain with lower back pain for a week, no vaginal pain, could be IBS?

Many things R poss-: -but 4 diagnosis of IBS 2B made, U need a complete workup, & if U don't have diarrhea or suddenly need a bathroom, it's unlikely. ...Read more

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Lower back pain.. also pain above my butt cheeks ( pelvis either side) could tight muscles cause these? If so, which and how to fix?

Yes tight muscles: It is possible that tight muscles can cause low back pain. The best treatment is warm soaks or using a heating pad followed by stretching. Yoga is a good way to prevent this. Massage and physical therapy may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Lower back pain after Intercourse? Legs hurt to move and pelvic sore why?

Positional problem: If intercourse is always in the "missionary" position with you on your back, a little variation in position can go a long way to alleviate your concerns A side to side or woman above position can be "enlightening". In other words, women are the "superior" sex. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more


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