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Is sore swollen nipples and breasts, nausea, and upper back pain a sign of pregnancy?

Is sore swollen nipples and breasts, nausea, and upper back pain a sign of pregnancy?

Don't waste: Your time asking. Do a home pregnancy test on first voided urine tomorrow morning and if negative repeat for the next three days. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


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Is upper back pain, swollen tender nipples, night sweats & mood swings a sign of early pregnancy

Is upper back pain, swollen tender nipples, night sweats & mood swings a sign of early pregnancy

See your MD: Symptoms to watch for early on include a missed period, headaches, tender breasts, nausea and lower backaches. If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and chest pain can be signs of?

Upper back pain and chest pain can be signs of?

Anything: That could be a sign of heart disease, aortic disease, vertebral column arthritis. Degenerative disk disease, pancreatic disease, peptic ulcer disease, biliary tract disease. And many more possibilities. See if you can obtain some further details. ...Read more

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Is upper back pain considered one of the signs of breast cancer?

Is upper back pain considered one of the signs of breast cancer?

By itself, no: Many people have back pain; so back pain by itself is not a sign of breast cancer. However, if you have a history of breast cancer or if you find a lump in your breast or axilla (armpit), then you should check with your doctor since breast cancer frequently travels to bone. If the backpain persists, do go see your doctor (not necessary for breast cancer, but to evalaute also for other reasons). ...Read more

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Can upper back pain on both sides be a sign of pulmonary embolism?

Can upper back pain on both sides be a sign of pulmonary embolism?

Yes: But there are many more common causes unless there are signs of clotting swelling heart failure.
To determine see your pcp and sort it out. ...Read more

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What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a safe medication and can be taken for general body aches.
Warm compresses, comfortable shoes, periodic rest can also help with the pain. ...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

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What is causing my upper back pain in early pregnancy?

What is causing my upper back pain in early pregnancy?

Not pregnancy?: In early pregnancy, there really is not much affect on the upper back spine and muscles. This should be evaluated as a likely unrelated problem! ...Read more

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Is upper back pain caused by indegestion during pregnancy?

Is upper back pain caused by indegestion during pregnancy?

Could be: Lots of potential causes, including "indigestion". Reflux from stomach to esophagus (common in pregnancy) could cause this. Other causes could too. Call your ob. ...Read more

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How do ease the chest and upper back pain during pregnancy?

Conservative measure: Try heat, massage, rest, hot showered, and or tylenol (acetaminophen). Otherwise, talk to your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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I have severe upper back pain at my post pregnancy stage n seems to be getting worse. What can I do?

I have severe upper back pain at my post pregnancy stage n seems to be getting worse. What can I do?

A few things: It is important to know how far post pregnancy. Back stretches and yoga help in the short run. Months later it might be a disc problem that occurred during pregnancy. It is best to get imaging of your back and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and have the nova t iud in, I am having upper back pain, it began before the pregnancy, What can be the cause of this? Thanks

I am 6 weeks pregnant and have the nova t iud in, I am having upper back pain, it began before the pregnancy, What can be the cause of this? Thanks

See your OB: Probably not good to keep the IUD in, but it might cause more complications to remove it now. Sounds like you will need to have a level II ultrasound done to locate the IUD and your fetus to make sure there are no problems. Make an appointment to see the OB ASAP ...Read more

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What can cause upper back pain?

What can cause upper back pain?

Many causes: Cardiac causes including valvular or coronary heart disease, angina, throracic or addominl aneuryms, thoracic masses intrathoracic or extra thoracic, bulging/herniated thoracic or cervical discs, muscle spasms, clavicle fractures, referred shoulder or neck problems, pulmonary edema, luminary embolus, vertebral fractures or masses, post surgical scar tissues, beast rumors, arthritis of spine. ...Read more

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What does an upper back pain mean?

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What does an upper back pain mean?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
It is difficult to identify the cause of your pain from the question. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad upper back pain?

Upper back pqin: Many causes. Some are related to shoulder problems. Can also be muscles, bones, joints, discs, nerves in upper back/neck. Best to see doctor for good evaluation and discussion of possible dx and treatment options ...Read more

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Which test should I get for upper back pain?

Which test should I get for upper back pain?

Upper back pain: Upper back pain could be a symptom of disc herniation, joint problems or just muscles. What are the accompanying symptoms? Any tingling or numbness in arms? Any pain with rotation or flexion of the neck? Any headaches?
Mri is best for evaluating the spine. ...Read more

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I am having upper back pain. How do I treat it?

It's usually muscle: Strain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (if no allergy) and warm packs application should help. If it gets worse seek medical help. ...Read more

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Upper back pain on center on and off what is it?

Difficult: There are many reasons for upper back pain, and it is difficult to tell what's causing it with the information you gave. It is best to see your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how I can relieve upper back pain?

Any suggestions on how I can relieve upper back pain?

Usually muscular: If only of short duration & only occuring with certain positions or movement, it sounds muscular & should resolve with time. You can try over the counter medication and heat to the area like a heating pad. If it persists or worsens or if you develop any other symptoms, see your doctor. Occasionally it can be from other regions like a stomach ulcer or from an actual tumor or spine infection. ...Read more

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How would I give a targeted massage for upper back pain?

How would I give a targeted massage for upper back pain?

2 Steps: Locate the area it is bothering you, then do the target massage on it your self or some body else could do it foryou. ...Read more

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Sudden upper back pain since july. The pain is severe. What is it?

Sudden upper back pain since july. The pain is severe. What is it?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm, back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Yes: Most likely secondary to muscle strain or if cough is due to pneumonia, then pleuritic chest or back pain depending on part of lung involved. ...Read more

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Upper back pain on right side of spine?

Upper back pain on right side of spine?

Rhomboid strain: Tenderness is a hallmark nsaids, and a good massage heat will help muscle pain. ...Read more

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I have constant upper back pain and neck?

I have constant upper back pain and neck?

Neck and back pain: The neck and back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my upper back pain?

How to get rid of my upper back pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. Although upper back pain is not as common as lower back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...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