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Why do I have low back pain when I have your period?

Why do I have low back pain when I have your period?

Hormones: It is difficult to say for sure, but probably the shift in hormone levels in your system during your cycle. Try to stay active, exercise, use over the counter medications (unless your doctor told you not to use them), and keep going. If you cannot (the pain is more severe), have your gynecologist or pcp examine you. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I have lower back pain that is exactly the same as when i get low back pain from a menstrual period. Is it miscarriage ?

I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I have lower back pain that is exactly the same as when i get low back pain from a menstrual period. Is it miscarriage ?

Pregnancy/back pain: Back pain is common with pregnancy. There is a rapid and significant change in hormones in the first trimester that can lead to changes in the tension or laxity of the muscles and tendons of the pelvis. Check with your obstetrician for reassurance that you are not having a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Feeling really dizzy, tired, blurry vision, tingling in my lips, headaches, and lower back pain. I am on menstrual period. Very heavy 7thday am anemic?

Feeling really dizzy, tired, blurry vision, tingling in my lips, headaches, and lower back pain. I am on menstrual period. Very heavy 7thday am anemic?

Get checked out: There can be many reasons why you are feeling this way, and they may or may not be related. You need see your doctor and be evaluated. She/he can check for anemia. ...Read more

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Why do I have viginal discharge for two weeks now and getting more by the day, my period is due in 3 days and have low back pain for 3 days now?

Medical evaluation: Should help to answer that question. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Been having low back pain for about 5 days after period now i don't know what's causing it. Help ?

Been having low back pain for about 5 days after period now i don't know what's causing it. Help ?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I am having low back pain while on my period is this normal? I had a tubal almost 2 years ago after baby # 2.

I am having low back pain while on my period is this normal? I had a tubal almost 2 years ago after baby # 2.

Very common: This is a fairly common complaint that can usually be helped with some ibuprophen if needed. ...Read more

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I'm having mittelschmerz pain. Last period 10yrs. ago. Bowels are normal & regular. Some low back pain. Not sure how normal this is, do I call Dr.?

Mitteleschmerz: Mittelscmerz pain is due to to ovulation and occurs about 2 weeks before your menstrual cycle. Since your last period was 10 years ago this is not a likely cause of your pain today. Pelvic pain is complex with many causes. A thorough evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Started bleeding on & off (light & heavy, light & dark in color) a week before my period's due w/ lightheadedness &low back pain. What could this be?

Started bleeding on & off (light & heavy, light & dark in color) a week before my period's due w/ lightheadedness  &low back pain. What could this be?

Hormone imbalance: Probably a natural subtle change in hormone levels. This occurs commonly. This can affect uterine spasms which can cause back pain. Lightheadedness? could be hormonal fluctuation as well. but watch it. If that continues have your doc examine you. . All of this will usually clear itself up over the next 2 to 4 cycles ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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