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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 : (

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

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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Extreme lower back pain period almost over and still having cramps. Back pain feels like cracks only laying down flat helps?

Extreme lower back pain period almost over and still having cramps. Back pain feels like cracks only laying down flat helps?

Pelvic girdle pain: 19y has severe PMD with some pain remission lying flat, whereby both iliac spines are symmetrically placed vs. Mattress; aligning pelvic girdle sacroiliac joints in neutral. Hypermobility Syndrome women are particularly prone to severe PMD because hormone Relaxin is secreted at this time; further loosening pelvic ligaments already loose; via inherited Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. See comments: ...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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I been having cramps like periods I have gotten test it and everything it's normal also lower back pain with it what it could be the cause?

I been having cramps like periods I have gotten test it and everything it's normal also lower back pain with it what it could be the cause?

Gynecologist: Lower abdominal cramps with back discomfort could be due to some degree of pelvic congestion, pelvic inflammatory disease or uterine/ovarian pathology assuming there's no intestinal symptoms. A rectopelvic examination by your gynecologist would be best to evaluate your symptoms. A pelvic ultrasound will be ordered as part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain, mild cramps at 4 weeks should I be worried?

I'm having lower back pain, mild cramps at 4 weeks should I be worried?

Gestation?: If your four weeks pregnant, it's not uncommon to have mild cramping at that time, but keep your doctor informed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get cramps and lower back pain while having a tampon in?

Is it normal to get cramps and lower back pain while having a tampon in?

Not due to the tampo: You should probably remove the tampon. They don't usually cause cramping and back pain, but it could possibly be a sign of the rare infection (toxic shock syndrome). A high fever should prompt an urgent doctor visit. It may be that the menstrual period is the more likely cause of the cramping and back pain. ...Read more

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I'm having light cramps on both sides and lower back pain is it a sign of implantation?

I'm having light cramps on both sides and lower back pain is it a sign of implantation?

No: Implantation occurs without perceptible symptoms in most cases. You sound eager to conceive. Enjoy your sexual activity with care for your back positioning to avoid pain. ...Read more

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I'm having severe lower back pain which isn't associated with cramps. Could it be my kidneys?

I'm having severe lower back pain which isn't associated with cramps. Could it be my kidneys?

COULD BE/MUSCLE PAIN: Pain in back can be due to kidney stones or infection, but it is on the side where kidneys are located and will radiate towards groin
but commonest cause of back pain is due to muscle pain or problem with the spine and/or pressure on the nerves if it is radiating down leg
back pain needs to be evauated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 12 weeks and I have been having cramps and lower back pain for 3 days and also a clear water like discharge is this normal?

No: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Is there any quick home remedies for cramps+ lower back pain, thigh discomfort?

Sure: Warm shower or a bath can decrease muscular tension and spasms/cramps. Make sure you are well hydrated and consider a multi-vitamin as these can cause cramping. Green tea and other foods may lessen inflammatory processes. Plenty of sleep also will your body to naturally heal itself. ...Read more

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I get lower back pain with my cramps. I don't have a heating pad, but I have icy hot. Will it help?

I get lower back pain with my cramps. I don't have a heating pad, but I have icy hot. Will it help?

Probably: Yes Ashley, please try it. It may help because it is essentially an attempt to divert the resources of your nervous system so that it sends temperature signals (either heat or cold) rather than pain during cramps. So try it, it may help. ...Read more

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What causes combo of stomach cramps and lower back pain?

What causes combo of stomach cramps and lower back pain?

Pregnancy #1: Check a pregnancy test if you're sexually active. If negative, see your docotr for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Is lower back pain and cramps normal 3 to 4 days after ovulation?

Is lower back pain and cramps normal 3 to 4 days after ovulation?

Not usually: This is not a normal symptoms one associates with ovulation 3-4 days later. I would look for other causes. Schedule a visit if it continues. ...Read more

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Had sharp shooting pains in lower left side Friday. Mirena (levonorgestrel) strings are shorter with cramps and persistent lower back pain.

You may need to: Get tested for UTI or kidney infection. Or you may have some inflammatory disease in your female tract. Go see your GYN or family physician to get sorted out, as these symptoms will likely not improve by themselves. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Period 7days late, period cramps, sickness and crippling lower back pain?

Period 7days late, period cramps, sickness and crippling lower back pain?

No period yet?: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. Take HPT. ...Read more

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39w preg. Been having constant lower back pain for 3 hrs, a bit of belly tightening and what feels like occasional period cramps. Should I go in?

39w preg. Been having constant lower back pain for 3 hrs, a bit of belly tightening and what feels like occasional period cramps. Should I go in?

Questionable Labor: Heres what you do. Call labor and delivery and talk to one of the wonderful nurses there. Tell them who your doctor is, tell them what you are feeling and ask them if they think you should come in. I tell my patients to go to L&D if their water breaks, if they start having regular contractions 4-5 minutes apart, if they start bleeding more than spotting, if they have severe constant belly pain. ...Read more

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Constant cramps and lower back pain all month long like in getting my period?

Constant cramps and lower back pain all month long like in getting my period?

Depends: It depends on how long you have had this problem. If has been more than a month you may consider the possibility of endometriosis. Bladder infections, ovarian cysts and even fibroids may also be considered. See your gyn. You may also need to see a GI specialist for possible irritable bowel issues. ...Read more

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Been having sex with my bf for 7 years without protection. Now I am experiencing cramps like in my abdomen, lower back pain& 5 days late.

Been having sex with my bf for 7 years without protection. Now I am experiencing cramps like in my abdomen, lower back pain& 5 days late.

Pregnancy test: Well, young lady...at this point you will need a pregnancy test. And no matter what the outcome of the test...you should consider writing a book on how you guys were able to avoid pregnancy for 7 years by using straight rhythm and unprotected sex. That's pretty phenomenal. Millions of men in the world will pay very good money for your tips and secrets! Best of luck. ...Read more

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Period like cramps, lower back pain. 3-4 tiny red bumps in middle of spine that hurt if I touch. What could this be? Bumps are 2-3 days old.

Shingles?: The red bumps should be examined in person. Without a picture or face to face exam it will be difficult. However shingles might explain these symptoms. Have your doctor take a look at these rashes and your back pain. Good luck ...Read more

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Hi I had problem can anyone help me. I had my period last may 19, 2014. When I had my period I feel cramp and lower back pain, I am sexually active?

Period and cramps: Sometimes during your period you can have cramps and lower back pain. You mention you are sexually active. If your period is regular and this one period you had these symptoms keep track of your next periods to make sure regular and watch for the symptoms again. If very painful get medical attention ...Read more

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