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When Does Lower Back Pain Start In Pregnancy
30 y/o female. Low back pain. Palpable mass in right lower side of back. Pain with sex. Recent auto accident. No STIs/pregnancy?
Risk factors for STD: Hi Anna. .. I hope you will find my answer helpful. 1. Only risk factor in my mind for std and pregnancy is having sexual intercourse. So I would check it if you come see me. This is to cover all basics. 2. More likely, you back pain and sexual pain is related to musculoskeletal problem from recent auto accident. You are describing mass. This concerns me but likely spasm. ...Read more
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
Not necessairly: Could be from disc herniation as well.... ...Read more
Pain getting worse in cramps and lower back pain keep feeling sick f/24 had unprotected sex 2-3 months ago not had a period since could it be pregnacy?
No period 2 months, negative pregnacy tests, brown spotting for 1day, lower back pain, itchy breasts, Depo-Provera shot 6months 2"shotstotal" can I be prego?
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. If negative see your doctor for irregular periods. ...Read more
Minimal: Low back pain in pregnancy is usually a problem in late pregnancy when the size of the baby causes a shift in the mother's posture (belly out; lower back more curved than usual) that puts a strain on the muscles of the lower back. Some women feel beginning labor in the back but that has adifferent quality. ...Read more
See your doctor: If your experiencing pain to the point that it concerns you, you should see your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more
Low back pain in pregnancy is usually related to the extra weight being supported by the lower back muscles. Think of your spine as the middle of a see saw. The more weight in front has to be balanced by more effort by the back muscles.
sleep on a good mattress and on your side with a pillow between your legs. ...Read more
Lots of Reasons: When pregnant, there are so many things going on. Your hormones are very different causing your ligaments to stretch quite a bit especially in the pelvis resulting in pain. Also the baby's position can place stress on your spine resulting in bulging discs or even herniated disks causing the sciatica pain. Recommend seeing a pregnancy specialized therapist that can guide you through this. ...Read more
3rd pregnancy and am 4 weeks. Lots of cramping and low back pain. Not constant it comes and goes. Is this normal?
Can be: Cramping can occur at any point in pregnancy and can be normal. If not accompanied by bleeding, then it's typically okay, but can be disconcerting. If you're worried, can always see a doctor, get an ultrasound and make sure everything is okay. If continues may want to get baseline cervical length in pregnancy and follow. Best of luck! ...Read more
I have a fibroid and am experiencing low back pain & spotting in early pregnancy at 6 weeks - could the fibroid be the cause?
Should see doc ASAP: Although spotting is very common during early pregnancy, the associated back pain is concerning. If your fibroids normally cause you to have back pain with your period, this may also be so. But, if this is new, it is more concerning. I recommend getting checked out by your OB doc asap. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck to you. ...Read more
Unprotected sex, 30th of march, period due april 14th. Normally on time. Low back pain, cramps, tiredness& diarrhoea. Negative test? Possible pregnancy?
Period is week late and experiencing pregnancy symptoms incl. Low back pain & severe stomach cramping. Last period abnormal. Pregnancy test negative.
Try try again: I would suggest repeating the test, and then seeing your primary care provider. Good luck! ...Read more
What would cause tightness in chest. Bloating. Breast pain. Low back pain. Have chronic radial artery occlusion. Pregnancy test negative.
See physician: Any tightness in chest should be evaluated by a physician. These sound like unrelated symptoms but a basic history and physician with lab tests may help to find the cause (s). ...Read more
Low back pain breast tenderness and frequent urination. 2 negative pregnancy test. 5 mo post op cyst drain and d&c. Always feel pg. What's wrong?
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Yes: There can be back pain in pregnancy due to alteration of load across the lower back and changes of the back' s mechanics with changes in the pelvis related to horomonal issues & body shape as well as weight gain. There is an increase in the sway or lordosis of the lower back as the baby grows altering the center of gravity or even the baby placing direct pressure on structures of the spine. ...Read more
Several ways: First make sure it is not related to a urinary tract infection. Otherwise, if ok with your doctor, exercise can help as well as local treatnents like massage and heat applications. As you get bigger, a pregnancy harness may also help. Make sure you do not but on excessive weight. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Back pain after preg: Lumbar pain after pregnancy is common. As many as 80% will have pain, but only about 20% have persistent symptoms. Why? Likely due to ligament laxity which assists the pelvis to expand for birth. The lordotic posture of carrying a tummy full of baby can also aggravate. Pt often helps, but an eval by a doc is a good idea if pain persists. ...Read more
Talk to your OB: Icy hot should be fine, but talk to your OB and they can help provide you with options for your pain. ...Read more
I have sever lower back pain all the time. Some days it's not as bad, but majority of the time it hurts. Could early pregnancy cause that?
Causes of back pain: It is common to have back pain during pregnancy. It is because of 1. Baby is growing. 2. You are gaining weight -backstrain on your spine which cause back pain3. Muscle separation from each other making them weak -back pain4. Hormonal changes 5, Stress from pregnancy. Exercise, walking daily, heat and cold application to your back and appropriate posture do help your backpain. If no improvemrt, cons ...Read more
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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