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Way am experiencing lower back pain after my menstrual cycle? It happens like three months now every time my period fnish.

Way am experiencing lower back pain after my menstrual cycle? It happens like three months now every time my period fnish.

Endometriosis?: Sometimes, back pain related to your cycle is due to endometriosis, or implantation of tissue from the lining of the uterus on organs in the abdomen, such as bowel, ovaries, bladder, etc. This tissue is hormonally stimulated and can cause cramping and pain with or after menses. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I am suffering from lower back pain, bloating, and cramping? I have already had my menstrual cycle. What would be wrong with me?

I am suffering from lower back pain, bloating, and cramping? I have already had my menstrual cycle. What would be wrong with me?

Tough to say: Without an exam, it is tough to say. A history and physical exam really would be best to ascertain what is wrong as it can range form ibs to uterine issues, back issues, etc, etc. Get eval and get proper dx, good luck. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing lower back pain 2 days after my menstrual cycle? My period was also lighter than normal. And started of as a dark brown flow

Why am I experiencing lower back pain 2 days after my menstrual cycle? My period was also lighter than normal. And started of as a dark brown flow

Referred pain: At your age, and from your symptoms, the pain is probably related to your period. The body refers the pain from an internal organ to the musculoskeletal system. Just like when a heart attack victim has arm or jaw pain. If it persists, talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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How can I ease low back pain with a menstrual cycle?

How can I ease low back pain with a menstrual cycle?

Lots of options: The problem you are describing is called "dysmenorrhea". This is most commonly treated with a combination of birth control pills and nsaids (ibuprofen like medications). ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) and low back pain. Only on the right side around 5 days before my menstral cycle. It prevents me from doing my day to day activities?

I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) and low back pain. Only on the right side around 5 days before my menstral cycle. It prevents me from doing my day to day activities?

Premenstrual pain: PMS Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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Can ibs feel like menstrual cramps, and lower back pain?

Can ibs feel like menstrual cramps, and lower back pain?

It could B but U-: -need a diagnosis from a specialist 2 B sure. If it's only when U have Ur periods, no. If always troublesome, & urgent need of a bathroom 4 bm's, many times a day, I would lean more toward IBS. ...Read more

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Hello how are you, it is 9 days after menstrual and I wake up yesterday morning with extremely painful lower back pain and 2 very light spot, lil help?

Hello how are you, it is 9 days after menstrual and I wake up yesterday morning with extremely painful lower back pain and 2 very light spot, lil help?

? Bleeding: Since you are out of the cycle I would definitely not worry too much. But, I would have to say that if there was any change in your period I would be careful. For example some people may have spotting outside their regular period. Take this as a warning that you definitely should see every period through to it's end. If there is any more spotting you may want to wear a light pad. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain feel like menstrual cramps? I feel like I have cramps and may get btb but I also study and stress a lot. Help : (

Different feeling: Usually back pain does not feel like cramping. It's either continuous, achey, or sore. Cramping pain from your period is very different. Not sure what btb means. If you're studying a lot, and under stress, and not getting much rest, you could feel achey from sitting a lot in one position without lumbar support. If your having back spasms that don't go away with rest, see your doctor. ...Read more

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In so much pain from severe colitis, menstrual cramps, lower back pain & it is off the charts. None of my doctors will give me anything for pain. Why?

In so much pain from severe colitis, menstrual cramps, lower back pain & it is off the charts. None of my doctors will give me anything for pain. Why?

Pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If you are asking why they won't give you pain medication we can not guess at the motivation of your docs. Ask them to clarify the care plan. ...Read more

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Lower back pain similar to menstrual but no longer have a cycle due to contraceptive implant?

Many causes: Low back pain can have many causes varying from pulled muscles to pain from infections or tumors in your ovaries or uterus. If the pain lasts for more than a few days or is severe you should consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lower back pain after menses?

Is it normal to have lower back pain after menses?

It is possible: Possibly- check with your physician as there are many other causes of low back pain. Many women have cramping with their menses, and this can cause low back pain. ...Read more

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Tips 4 menstral cramps. Severe stomach ache, lower back pain?

Tips 4 menstral cramps. Severe stomach ache, lower back pain?

One "old"tip: Have someone apply deep hand pressure over sacrum (seat bone)- prolonged pressure sometimes relieves back ache. ...Read more

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Is lower back pain (especially around sacrum) common during menses? How to distinguish it from hip pain? And how to relieve it.

Monthly ache: Hip pain is usually felt in the groin, so it does not sound like you are experiencing pain from your hip. Both back and muscle pain can get worse with your menstrual cycle- it is worth discussing with your pmd- with possible referral to a physiatrist. ...Read more

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GYN tests all show normal. What can be causing pelvic/rectal/lower back pain. Comes and goes. 3 mo no menses 1 day light bleeding then 3 days of pain.

GYN tests all show normal. What can be causing pelvic/rectal/lower back pain. Comes and goes. 3 mo no menses 1 day light bleeding then 3 days of pain.

See details: At age 49 you are likely peri-menopausal so period variation is to be expected. The pain is not GYN but could be GI in origin. See a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Lower back pain. Hard to walk Now I've noticed frequent urgency to urinate slow stream forcing it. Cramping similar to meNstral what could It be help?

Possibly UTI: Urinary Tract Infection can cause LBP, Increased frequency, urgency and some times Blood in urine.
If the Infection involves Kidney you can develop Low back pain.
You can have 2 separate problems; like Premenstrual Cramps along with UTI
Rx Drink plenty of water, Cranberry juice. If not better in 24 hours consult your doctor ...Read more

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I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I have lower back pain that is exactly the same as when I get low back pain from a menstrual period. Is it miscarriage?

I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I have lower back pain that is exactly the same as when I get low back pain from a menstrual period. Is it miscarriage?

Pregnancy/back pain: Back pain is common with pregnancy. There is a rapid and significant change in hormones in the first trimester that can lead to changes in the tension or laxity of the muscles and tendons of the pelvis. Check with your obstetrician for reassurance that you are not having a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Feeling really dizzy, tired, blurry vision, tingling in my lips, headaches, and lower back pain. I am on menstrual period. Very heavy 7thday am anemic?

Feeling really dizzy, tired, blurry vision, tingling in my lips, headaches, and lower back pain. I am on menstrual period. Very heavy 7thday am anemic?

Get checked out: There can be many reasons why you are feeling this way, and they may or may not be related. You need see your doctor and be evaluated. She/he can check for anemia. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of low back pain, menstrual cramps, and heavy discharge?

What are the common causes of low back pain, menstrual cramps, and heavy discharge?

Depends: It probably relates to the shifting levels of hormones in your system throughout your cycle. If the cramping and back pain are mild, keep going and use over the counter medications if needed (assuming you have not been told not to take them for some medical reason). If the pain is severe or your discharge is very heavy, see your gynecologist or pcp to make sure there isn't a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Low back pain like im on my menstrual period? What could it be? Do I have pinched nerve? Is it fatal?

Low back pain like im on my menstrual period? What could it be? Do I have pinched nerve? Is it fatal?

Sciatica, Not Fatal: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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At ovulation for a few days I wake up with low back pain then after I get extremely dry cracked skin up until menstrual cycle starts. Hormone problem?

At ovulation for a few days I wake up with low back pain then after I get extremely dry cracked skin up until menstrual cycle starts. Hormone problem?

Maybe a factor: While it is common to have pelvic pain associated with ovulation, low back pain is less so. Most likely it is a coincidence, and you have done something to strain your back. The dry skin, on the other hand, can be associated with what is called a luteal phase defect resulting in a low progesterone level. Regulation of hormones, typically with birth control pills, may be helpful. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual bleeding, low back pain and groin. No appendix issue n IUD -ok. Pain med does nothing but make me nauseated. What tests should I ask 4?

Heavy menstrual bleeding, low back pain and groin. No appendix issue n IUD -ok. Pain med does nothing but make me nauseated. What tests should I ask 4?

Exam and ultrasound: It is important to be examined by your physician. In addition, this physician may want to order a pelvic ultrasound to visualize pelvic structures including your uterus. ...Read more

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Preg tests neg, ultrasound neg just showed slightly enlarged uterus, menstrual is 13 days late, breast feel full, low back pain what coud be wrong?

Preg tests neg, ultrasound neg just showed slightly enlarged uterus, menstrual is 13 days late, breast feel full, low back pain what coud be wrong?

Repeat the test: Although you have tested and gotten negative pregnancy test, after being late on your pregnancy test by 13 days. It is still possible that you may be pregnant.

Your symptoms are compatible with pregnancy, so I would just wait 1 week and repeat the pregnancy test. If that turns out to be negative and you continue to have no period and still have the symptoms, then its time to see our OB.... ...Read more

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Missed menstrual period, vaginal discharge, pelvic & abdom pain. Low back pain. Neg blood pregnancy test. History of endometrios and infertility.?

Normal: With a history of endometriosis, unfortunately, this scenario can be normal. A lot of women wtih endo suffer from irregular periods and pain as you describe it. Often a gynecologist will prescribe birth control as a first line therapy for women with endo. It can help regulate periods as well as diminish pain. Other options for pain are NSAID such as Ibuprofen during pre-menstrual and menstrual. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps, low back pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and missed or late menstrual period as well as blood clots and tissue.

I am experiencing stomach cramps, low back pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and missed or late menstrual period as well as blood clots and tissue.

Pcos: Suspect polycystic ovarian syndrome is the cause of the irregular menstruation and the pain. A pelvic ultrasound would be helpful. Metformin is a good adjunct to OCP in treatment of PCOS. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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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