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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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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...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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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, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, while you wait, but it is always best not to take anything if you think pregnancy ...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 (naproxen). ...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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My period was late for a whole month and now that it has come I feel back pain and cramps twice the amount It hurts and need to use the restroom alot ?

Check a pregnancy: test. If negative, wait a week and check it again. You need at least 2, preferably 3, consecutive negative pregnancy tests before you can be sure that you are not pregnant. If you are not, then go to GYN or family doctor to make sure you do not have a bladder infection or vaginal infection, or kidney stones which can cause severe back pain and polyuria (frequent urination). Good luck. ...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 (acetaminophen) and or advil should help resolve. ...Read more

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I experience lower back pain just above my bum in the middle part. Usually around my period. It hurts especially when leaning forward or bending. ?

I experience lower back pain just above my bum in the middle part. Usually around my period. It hurts especially when leaning forward or bending. ?

Fairly common : Symptoms of disc type back issue that can be treated with a regular exercise regimen of core strengthening exercises and stretching such as yoga along with cardio routines with avoidance of tobacco while keeping trim and getting a good night's sleep. Over the counter medication such as Ibuprophen around your period may be helpful as well if no allergies or stomach issues with this medication. ...Read more

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