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Lower abdominal and lower back pains during an early period?

Lower abdominal and lower back pains during an early period?

Endometriosis: The pain you describe could be from many causes but endometriosis should be on the top of the list. See your gynecologist. Your gyn will probably try nsaids (like ibuprofen) first and if those don't work, your gyn will try birth control pills. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Upper back ache and breathlessness during menstruation?

Upper back ache and breathlessness during menstruation?

Stress: Muscle spasm, myofascial pain syndrome, but otherwise i also can't see how they are related. Try taking something cold from freezer, like a bag of vegetables, and place on upper back. An anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen would help but will also make you bleed longer. ...Read more

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Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy.  Labor?

Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time i stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and reposition for labor which puts pain on your back. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more

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Pain in right lower abdomen during intercourse, sign of pregnancy?

Pain in right lower abdomen during intercourse, sign of pregnancy?

No: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Take pregnancy test if late. ...Read more

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Is lower sharp back pain normal during a pregnancy ?!?

Relative: Pain in your back is common. One persons sharp may be another persons dull, so best to call your OB dr and have them examine you. best wishes. ...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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What causes pain during intercourse in lower abdomen?

Amny things could: Infection, problems with prolapse of the pelvic organs, fibroids, ovary cyst, bladder or bowel problems , edometiosis, pelvic adhesions, you need to see your gyn for a workup. ...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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Sharp pain in lower abdomen after sex possible pregnancy?

Sharp pain in lower abdomen after sex possible pregnancy?

Pregnancy test.: Abdominal pain isn't a great indicator of pregnancy (it's too nonspecific). Some people who are pregnant have belly pains, and other people who are pregnant don't. The best thing to do is an at home urine pregnancy test. If it's negative and you still think you might be pregnant, do another test in 1 week. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Slight pain in lower abdomen during 19th week of pregnancy?

Please call your OB : Doc may or may not be significant your doc would want to know so your doc can decide if u need to be seen or have ultrasound, exam, etc. ...Read more

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What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

See below : Mainly due to muscle stretch/strain. Also changes in the way you walk due to changes in your body and your center of gravity. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and early pregnancy mean aborting?

Not necessarily: Low back pain is common in early pregnancy and does not mean that miscarriage is coming. If it persistes, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Right lower back pain during intercourse, pain goes away after intercourse. The pain is a sharp stabbing pain?

Right lower back pain during intercourse, pain goes away after intercourse. The pain is a sharp stabbing pain?

Positions?: Back pain during sex, may be related to a disc issue, depending on the position you use when having sex, vs referred pain for the pelvic structures that get aggravated when having sex. Get an exam with attention to your back as well as a gyn exam with a bi-manual exam to determine where the source of the pain is most likely coming from, then the best treatment can start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Burning lower back pain. Nausea. Lower abdomen pain. Not pregnant?

UTI: Symptoms are very suspicious for this. I would recommend a urine culture and some antibiotics, empirically. Get with GYN and/or primary ASAP. ...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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Severe cramps in lower abdomen that radiates to back. 24 days after surgical abortion. Impending period?

Severe cramps in lower abdomen that radiates to back.  24 days after surgical abortion. Impending period?

See MD: See your MD immediately for an exam some pain expected after a procedure but if severe you need immediate physical exam in ER call surgeon ASAP if far away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is dull lower back pain common at 6 weeks pregnant?

Is dull lower back pain common at 6 weeks pregnant?

You can probably: Blame your growing uterus and hormonal changes for your aching back.Your expanding uterus shifts your center of gravity and stretches out and weakens your abdominal muscles, changing your posture and putting strain on your back. It may also cause back pain if it's pressing on a nerve. In addition, the extra weight you're carrying means more work for your muscles and increased stress on your joints. ...Read more

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Upper back pain before your period?

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

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

Discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. Although upper back pain is not as common as lower 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. 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