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Is Upper Back Pain A Sign Of Pregnancy
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
Mild upper back pain for months. Yesterday was terrible when coughing. Today its harder to breathe than normal. Could this be a sign of pe?
Could always be: Could always be a sign even though doubtful. If these symptoms persist or increase you need it worked up. ...Read more
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
Is breast cancer really linked to upper back pain? I read in an article that it can be one of the first signs. I'm a little worried.....
Not likely: Breast cancer rarely results in any kind of pain unless it is very advanced. ...Read more
Hi From few days like for about 2 weeks I have tender and heavier breasts with sore nipples. Upper back pain too. .. Is this a sign of early pregnan?
Pregnancy signs: Yes! The symptoms you describe are signs of pregnancy. I suggest you get an over the counter pregnancy test right away! ...Read more
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
I have severe upper back pain at my post pregnancy stage n seems to be getting worse. What can I do?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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