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17 days late negative tests.But why does my back hurt and my boobs and I get cramps am I just getting my period ?

17 days late negative tests.But why does my back hurt and my boobs and I get cramps am I just getting my period ?

Cannot say: in your particular case. Pregnancy tests measure pregnancy hormones that are quite low the first week post conception. The test is not so reliable until the 3-4th week post conception (2 weeks late). Rechecking at that time gives better results. Or... any other hormonal change http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/diseases/female.html https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epiphany-of-the-week/id972173760 ...Read more

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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


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Before/during my period, I get really bad cramps where it hurts to move, lower back pain, emotional and moody, and it's really heavy.

Before/during my period, I get really bad cramps where it hurts to move, lower back pain, emotional and moody, and it's really heavy.

PMD: ? from 21 yo about Pre-Menstrual Disorder. The symptoms are particularly severe in females w. Hypermobility Syndrome (genetic) wherein hormone Relaxin, secreted by ovaries at this time, further loosens ligaments. Transversus abdominis painful muscle spasm attempts to stabilize pelvis. Cannabis & yoga can help. Avoid Gynecologists speculating about a theoretical disease they call "endometriosis". ...Read more

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Why does your back hurt so much during your period? Also, how do you make it so it doesn't or doesn't hurt as badly?

Why does your back hurt so much during your period? Also, how do you make it so it doesn't or doesn't hurt as badly?

Prostaglandins: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, i'm 41 year old femaile with lower back pain, i never had back pain it hurts when i try to stand up after sitting down for a period of time

Lower back pain, i'm 41 year old femaile with lower back pain, i never had back pain it hurts when i try to stand up after sitting down for a period of time

Different causes: If the pain doesn't go down your legs then it is unlikely to be a disc related problem. Other possibilities include facet joint arthritis, the beginning of spinal stenosis or arthritis due to other causes. If the pain gets worse, is associated with fever or chills, vision changes you need some intensive testing. If not consider some otc analgesics like aleve. ...Read more

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Period 3 days late , when I lay down or prop up my sides hurt and I have lower back pain. What is is and what can I do to help it. ?

Period 3 days late , when I lay down or prop up my sides hurt and I have lower back pain. What is is and what can I do to help it. ?

Pregnancy test: I am unaware of how regular your periods are, but pregnancy is always a likely answer. it all depends on your cycle and exposure to sex. Usually I would do the test 1-2 weeks after a missed period, but you can do it now if you feel that you are pregnant. The back pain can be treated with tylenol, ibuprofen, while you wait, but it is always best not to take anything if you think pregnancy ...Read more

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I am a 47 year old female with extreme back pain. Hurts to walk and bend over. Missed a period. Is this normal?

I am a 47 year old female with extreme back pain. Hurts to walk and bend over. Missed a period. Is this normal?

See doctor: You have enough going on that may or may not be connected that i would go see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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If the condom broke july 30th and her period starts the 6th of august. Will her next one be missed? She had cramps and her back hurt yesterday.

If the condom broke july 30th and her period starts the 6th of august.  Will her next one be missed? She had cramps and her back hurt yesterday.

Misinformed?: She is not pregnant. Period. Having a period on time and expected means she did not get pregnant. Having sex just before menstruation is not risky for pregnancy . One gets pregnant at ovulation. Much earlier in the cycle. Her current symptoms do not in any way represent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Lower back pain solutions. Hurts to touch toes or stand up after long period of time.?

Lower back pain solutions. Hurts to touch toes or stand up after long period of time.?

Muscular likely: You describe a very common and annoying type of low back problem, one that affects millions of people in this country. Female patients, the younger patient should be seen and examined for rheumatologist conditions but on average this is muscular type straining, considering lack o urinary, bowel and midline spine pain. Gentle stretching, cool compresses and tylenol and or advil should help resolve. ...Read more

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I am2 months late with my period and my breasts hurt very badly and bad stoach pain and very bad back pain help?

I am2 months late with my period and my breasts hurt very badly and bad stoach pain and very bad back pain help?

C gynecologist ASAP: You may be pregnant but without being able to gauge how much pain you are in, one would be concerned about the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy, meaning that the pregnancy is not in the uterus or womb. These ectopic pregnancies can be very dangerous and should be evaluated by a gynecologist asap. However, if the pain worsens, go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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