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I get lower back pain, and it's always worse after/during my period. Why does this happen?
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
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In brief: Fluid Mechanics
Many women retain fluid during time just before through after the period.
The fluid increases pressure on the structures of your back/pelvis, --> hurts and makes u not want to move, which in turn contributes to decreased fluid movement in the tissues. Ibuprofen helps many women with menstrual pain. Osteopathic treatment can help balance the mechanics of ur pelvis/low back. Then go take a walk!

In brief: Fluid Mechanics
Many women retain fluid during time just before through after the period.
The fluid increases pressure on the structures of your back/pelvis, --> hurts and makes u not want to move, which in turn contributes to decreased fluid movement in the tissues. Ibuprofen helps many women with menstrual pain. Osteopathic treatment can help balance the mechanics of ur pelvis/low back. Then go take a walk!
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Endometriosis?
Back pain during and right after a period can also be caused by endometriosis.
You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms or any other symptoms (painful cramping, pain with sex, pain with bowel movments, etc.) you may be experiencing. A pelvic ultrasound may be helpful.

In brief: Endometriosis?
Back pain during and right after a period can also be caused by endometriosis.
You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms or any other symptoms (painful cramping, pain with sex, pain with bowel movments, etc.) you may be experiencing. A pelvic ultrasound may be helpful.
Dr. David Finke
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