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Lower back pain and missed menstruation?

Lower back pain and missed menstruation?

MY FIRST THOUGHT...: My first thought in any woman with back pain and missed menstruation is ectopic pregnancy, because it could be life-threatening. Immediate gyn examination first, everything else thereafter. ...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


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Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Get gyn check: Severe pain warrants an prompt evaluation. Sounds like ovarian cyst or pelvic infection if it's only this cycle. ...Read more

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Missed 4 periods not pregnant lower back pain lower abdominal pain/burning pain in same area with sharp pains sometimes in back & abdoment. Causes?

Missed 4 periods not pregnant lower back pain lower abdominal pain/burning pain in same area with sharp pains sometimes in back & abdoment. Causes?

4mo amenorrea: Hi Theresa. If def cnot pregnant, then you are having anovulatory cycles which are very long cycles. You can correct the cycles with hormones but wont improve fertility, and if u want to fall pregnant you will probably need clomid (clomiphene) etc to stimulate ovulation. The abdominal pain is prob pelvic congestion syn. See MD if no change at 6mo thx ...Read more

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Perimenapausal & having excruciating monthly low pelvic pain w/o periods. Low pelvic Pain wraps around back & radiates down legs. PS/CT all normal . ?

Perimenapausal & having excruciating monthly low pelvic pain w/o periods. Low pelvic Pain wraps around back & radiates down legs. PS/CT all normal . ?

Need Gyn Evaluation: It seems you have been under care of doctor who did order the Cat Scan and you must have been examined. It may be a good idea to consult your Gynecologist if not done already.And if you have been seen by Gynecologist.Then you should consult a Gastroenterologist as pain may be coming from lower GI Tract and may need colonoscopy if indicated ...Read more

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Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Dx?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Low back pain and abdominal pain, cramps. What up?

Low back pain and abdominal pain, cramps. What up?

Bladder/pelvic cong.: Urin.Bladder infection, pelvic inflmmatory disease in females, stones in the ureters, chronic constipation, lumbar radiculopathy endometriosis in femlaes, proatate infection in males , diverticulitis - an inflammatory condition from weakened walls of intestine leading to outpochings called diverticula, adhesions from previous surgical scars, cancers from pelvic organs, and abdominal organs. ...Read more

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Upper back pain before your period?

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Upper back pain before your period?

Unrelated: Pain associated with menstruation is essentially always in the low back, therefore your upper back pain is most likely not related to your period. ...Read more

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Back pain always and spine pain?

Back pain always and spine pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read more

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Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Possible: A urine test at your physician's office can easily detect this. Then, you'll be prescribed an appropriate antibiotic for a few days that should clear it up. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for a few month's, now radiating in buttock, and severe groin pain.

Lower back pain for a few month's,  now radiating in buttock, and severe groin pain.

Good time to eval: It is a good time to go in for a thorough interview, exam, and possibly some tests to help determine the cause and the best treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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R-Hip, low-back, groin pain at times pain in leg worse a night, spot mid spine tender, vag bleeding after sex, right upper abd pain radiates to back?)

Hip pain /vaginal bl: Back pain may be sciatica and may need pillow under legs at night when sleep. vaginal bleeding can be vaginitis/ cervicitis/endometriosis but need PAP also check HCG . If all negative may need ultrasound/CT y to check for ovarian /uterine lesion which could be causing both. May need LS spine xray / F/U w/doc this week ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant. Constant lower back pain, constant dull upper abdominal pain under breast. Help?

23 weeks pregnant. Constant lower back pain, constant dull upper abdominal pain under breast. Help?

Some pain expected: Sorry you're in such discomfort. Since I don't know you at all or how your pregnancy has been coursing for past 23 weeks this answer may not be taking into consideration many things but I need to say that pain as you describe is not uncommon in many pregnant women. If, however, these are BRAND NEW or changed in some significant way compared to before then, call your OB for advice. No pain meds. ...Read more

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Middle back pain radiating to hip and buttock, right side. Finished antibiotics for UTI yet continued back pain. Causes please?

Does not sound like-: -an infection, but a radiculopathy from a disk protrusion. Back-hip-buttocks is usually L-4/L-5, effecting the L-5 nerve root. Has this been checked out 4 U? If not, C a fellowship trained spine surgeon 4 eval. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, pain with intercourse, pain after orgasm, lower back pain, right side lower abdomen severe cramps on a regular basis. is this norma?

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Irregular periods, pain with intercourse, pain after orgasm, lower back pain, right side lower abdomen severe cramps on a regular basis. is this norma?

Not normal and ...: Of course, not normal and you should be systemically evaluated with a comprehensive review of detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + findings of timely physical exam & testing as needed. How to these has not to be that hard by following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work rightly with doc - preferably by gynecologist for care.. ...Read more

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Ovulation pain causing pain in my coccyx?

Ovulation pain causing pain in my coccyx?

Ovulation pain: Your can get pain that radiates to the entire pelvic area, lower back and even lower extremities with ovulation and or menstruation. Try using a heating pad and you can take anti inflammatory medication about three days before you are ovulating ...Read more

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Irregular periods. Pelvic pain. Pain on my right ovary. Right leg pain and lower backache. Symptomps of endometriosis or period most likely to come?

Irregular menses: Have you had a pelvic ultrasound? If not that is the first thing you can do to help distinguish if your pain is coming from an ovarian cyst or if you are having possible issues with endometriosis. Either way it's time to go see a Gynecologist for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Will lower back pain cause abdominal pain?

Will lower back pain cause abdominal pain?

Not common: To have low back pain with abdominal pain. Sure it happens, but when it occurs, it helps diagnose the cause. Usually though, back pain remains in your back, or travels into your leg. And abdominal pain remains in your abdomen. Back pain doesn't cause abdominal pain. The question should be related to the cause of the back pain, because certain causes of back pain also have abdominal pain. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more