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Can bad back pain mean more period than a pregnancy?

Can bad back pain mean more period than a pregnancy?

Depends: Even pregnant people can hurt their backs just like anyone else. Most pregnant women have some degree of back discomfort but mot usually a lot. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Im 37 weeks pregnant and having bad back pain also leg pain and shooting pain in bottom what does this mean?

Im 37 weeks pregnant and having bad back pain also leg pain and shooting pain in bottom what does this mean?

Not unusual.: This is not unusual. Due to the pressure and stretching, as well as weight gain of pregnancy many women feel that way. Once you have the baby it will likely start to resolve(.just make sure you don't have signs of a blood clot in the legs-swelling, redness, tenderness, etc.) ...Read more

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I'm about 6-7 week's pregnant, and this is my fourth childmy stomach is bigger and have bad back pain's and lower stomachcould that be a sign of twins?

I'm about 6-7 week's pregnant, and this is my fourth childmy stomach is bigger and have bad back pain's and lower stomachcould that be a sign of twins?

Maybe: Each pregnancy is different so this may just be a normal variant for you. Twins would not alter the course of first trimester symptoms in most cases, especially not this early. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and get really bad back pain. What should I do?

I am pregnant and get really bad back pain. What should I do?

Osteopathic Exam/Tx: In pregnancy, back pain is frequently musculoskeletal due to growing fetus, stretching ligaments, & uterus displacing ribs.I see this commonly in my practice.Can't take meds, so a good osteopathic hands-on exam & gentle manipulation may relieve the pain without endangering baby.It's gotten my daughter through 1 pregnancy & now through a second. :) ...Read more

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Im pregnant and I have really bad back pain ! "what can I do?"

OMM: I would recommend seeking out a do who treats back pain with osteopathic manipulation. This is an excellent treatment that can be performed throughout the course of your pregnancy to provide you with relief as your baby grows. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take morphine 30 pill wile pregnant I'm 10 weeks I HV bad back pain?

No: Not unless prescribed by or okayed by your obstetrician. Some opiates (usually methadone or buprenorphine) in cautious doses are safe in pregnancy to treat heroine or other illicit opiate addiction, but they do cross the placenta and can lead to sedation or withdrawal in a developing fetus if not dosed carefully and consistently. Opiates in most situations are unduly risky for pain in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 20 week pregnant and having a bad back pain what is its cure and why it hapen?

Strain: Progesterone, hormone of pregnancy, makes your ligaments weaker. Additional weight gain causes spine to withstand higher vertical pressures, which in turn can lead to muscle spasms and pain. Please also exclude kidney stones, herniated disks and multiple other abnormalities. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I have very bad back pain in the lower back and cant get comfortable i am 5 months pregnant what can i do i cant take one more day of this.

I have very bad back pain in the lower back and cant get comfortable i am 5 months pregnant what can i do i cant take one more day of this.

Option limited: The options are limited in someone while they are pregnant. It usually has to be something noninvasive and without imaging studies. Ask your doctor to refer you to physical therapy and there are some gentle things they can try that can often help. ...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


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