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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Lower Back Pain During A Period

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What can cause severe lower back pain during my period?

What can cause severe lower back pain during my period?

Hormones: 30's female with intense back pain during menses. Relaxin hormone released during menses & pregnancy. Women with loose joints of Hypermobility Syndrome (Brighton Criteria) have abnormal Relaxin-driven pelvic ligament-joint laxity; conscripting lower back & pelvic muscles into biomechanical work, fatigue, spasm, & trigger points; while holding unstable pelvic girdle ring in anatomical alignment. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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How to help ease lower back pain during period?

How to help ease lower back pain during period?

Back pain: Anti-inflammatories, Ibuprofen or naproxen, usually work well for menstrual cramps and back pain. Combine this with hot tea to help you relax. A heating pad to the back can help as well. ...Read more

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Ways to help reduce lower back pain during period?

Medications: Pain occurs due to some degree of inflammation during menstruation. You already take ibuprofen, make sure it's in adequate dosage. If that does not seem to work, then you should see an orthopedic physician for underlying low back pathology. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Get an OBGYN consult: It sounds like you need to visit your OB/GYN right away. You may need to have a cervical exam, pap, r/o uterine process such as fibroids or endometriosis. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be working better so best that your OB/GYN rules out contraindications and makes sure your symptoms are better controlled. Low back pain may or may not be unrelated. Talk to your GP doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of lower back pain and a missed period?

Are they related: It could be a multitude of things, and perhaps not related. If you missed your period, pregnancy should be ruled out, then given your age it is possible your period is irregular due to peri menopausal symptoms. You should have regular pap smears and gyn exam to know you are cancer free. The back pain could be absolutely anything, and if you are overall healthy, don't assume it is dangerous. ...Read more

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