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What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a safe medication and can be taken for general body aches. Warm compresses, comfortable shoes, periodic rest can also help with the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How do ease the chest and upper back pain during pregnancy?

Conservative measure: Try heat, massage, rest, hot showered, and or tylenol (acetaminophen). Otherwise, talk to your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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Is upper back pain caused by indegestion during pregnancy?

Is upper back pain caused by indegestion during pregnancy?

Could be: Lots of potential causes, including "indigestion". Reflux from stomach to esophagus (common in pregnancy) could cause this. Other causes could too. Call your ob. ...Read more

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Is extreme upper back pain in 8 week pregnancy normal?

Is extreme upper back pain in 8 week pregnancy normal?

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

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What is causing my upper back pain in early pregnancy?

What is causing my upper back pain in early pregnancy?

Not pregnancy?: In early pregnancy, there really is not much affect on the upper back spine and muscles. This should be evaluated as a likely unrelated problem! ...Read more

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I have severe upper back pain at my post pregnancy stage n seems to be getting worse.What can I do?

I have severe upper back pain at my post pregnancy  stage  n seems to be getting worse.What can I do?

A few things: It is important to know how far post pregnancy. Back stretches and yoga help in the short run. Months later it might be a disc problem that occurred during pregnancy. It is best to get imaging of your back and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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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

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

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36 weeks pregnant and have severe upper back pain that won't go away, is this more likely my gallstones or pregnancy. It's only in the back.?

36 weeks pregnant and have severe upper back pain that won't go away, is this more likely my gallstones or pregnancy. It's only in the back.?

Many possible causes: I am not sure what side your upper back pain is located, however back pain in the presence of 36 weeks gestation could be related to :prelabor type pains, muscle -related due to the weight gain in the low abdomen, kidney stones or kidney infection(uti), and of course gallbladder/gallstone related if stones are present. There are also other possibilities that can be considered by your ob-gyn dr. ...Read more

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Is upper back pain , swollen tender nipples , night sweats & mood swings a sign of early pregnancy

Is  upper back pain , swollen tender nipples , night sweats & mood swings a sign of early pregnancy

See your MD: Symptoms to watch for early on include a missed period, headaches, tender breasts, nausea and lower backaches. If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is sore swollen nipples and breasts, nausea, and upper back pain a sign of pregnancy?

Is sore swollen nipples and breasts, nausea, and upper back pain a sign of pregnancy?

Don't waste: Your time asking. Do a home pregnancy test on first voided urine tomorrow morning and if negative repeat for the next three days. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low 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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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