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36 weeks pregnant, severe constant hip pain, occasional cramping, and very painful constant back pain, have tried moving around, wont go away. Help?

36 weeks pregnant, severe constant hip pain, occasional cramping, and very painful constant back pain, have tried moving around, wont go away. Help?

Labor?: You are term pregnant. Any unusual problems should be assessed by the obstetrician. Do you feel your baby moving? That is important. Bleeding? Fluid passed? You can get a lot of aches and pains as you pelvis prepares for delivery. Things that never stretched out before may be starting to loosen in preparation so it may be no big deal but if you are worried go get it checked out. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


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

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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25 yo m, dull knee pain for years, most night, used to happen sometimes now increasing in frequency, no fever, stretching helps relieve pain?

25 yo m, dull knee pain for years, most night, used to happen sometimes now increasing in frequency, no fever, stretching helps relieve pain?

Get the knee checked: Pain at rest especially in a 26-year-old can be related to patellofemoral issues. Having the knees in the bent position can cause pain from a maltracking patella. You should see an orthopedic sports medicine specialist to have your knee pain evaluated with x-rays and possibly an MRI. ...Read more

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I've been having sholder pains. What are some remedies to relieve the pain?

I've been having sholder pains. What are some remedies to relieve the pain?

Rest,ice: If the problem is something minor, the symptoms may resolve with rest from offending activity, ice , and nsaids if symptoms persist i would recommend orthopedic exam and/or x-ray and MRI scan. ...Read more

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I been having a problem for 15 yrs with constant diarrhea painful stomache aches and uncontrollable bowel movements can't go anywhere cause of this?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Are pain clinics usually good at having non-narcotic solutions for chronic pain?

Are pain clinics usually good at having non-narcotic solutions for chronic pain?

Most aren't: If staffed by anesthiologist and/or other pain specialists who are board certified and affiliated with a local hospital and clinic, the answer is yes! if the clinic is advertising on tv and is staffed by gps, pas, and nps, no! all you need to express is your desire for a non-narcotic solution. These clinics usually require a referral with a discrete dx, not just "pain" diagnosis is first! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing sharp intermittent pains above right ear.for the past 5 days. Heat helps some but no medication helps. Some spells are worse ?

I have been experiencing sharp intermittent pains above right ear.for the past 5 days. Heat helps some but no medication helps. Some spells are worse ?

See a Doctor: Sharp intermittent pains in the head or face can be due to several problems but a condition called trigeminal neuralgia should be ruled out. This can cause severe, sharp intermittent pains in the head and face. ...Read more

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Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms. Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms.  Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Get it evaluated: Then you need to have the issue evaluated. These evaluation will likely include a ct scan. See a doctor. You will not find a definitive answer on the internet. ...Read more

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I've been having cystitis episodes than are getting worst. I also have difficult bowel movements and severe head pain alla this is related? Treatment

I've been having cystitis episodes than are getting worst. I also have difficult bowel movements and severe head pain alla this is related? Treatment

Most likely: See your doctor and...A chiropractor may help by aligning the pelvis and lower back. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can also help a great deal with the recovery and balancing your body. ...Read more

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36 weeks having contractions. Some are painful some aren't that bad &' im having back pain &' period like cramps? Is this braxton hicks or real labor?

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36 weeks having contractions. Some are painful some aren't that bad &' im having back pain &' period like cramps? Is this braxton hicks or real labor?

Possibly: Back pain and contractions are signs of pregnancy but it depends. If you use a watch and time the contractions and if they seem more consistent and closer in time apart then that could be a true sign of labor. I would call your OB/GYN and discuss and other specific symptoms. These symptoms include and vaginal discharge, water, etc. ...Read more

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Painful Contractions (Definition)

Need to be specific...Uterine during pregnancy, gall bladder, bowel, bladder, prostate. Essentially it is what it sounds like when the muscle contract in an organ they can be painful. ...Read more