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    Default Lower back pain period cramps

    Hi all.. I'm 22 weeks pregnant and
    Last few days I've had lower back pain and slight period cramps. Can't remember having these pains with the past two pregnancies... I will check with ob but am not seeing him for a week or two. I'm having a lot of movement and lots of low pressure like on my bladder too. Is this normal?
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    Hugs OP. I think you should ring your OB and ask to come in earlier and explain your symptoms to the receptionist so they can check it out- or go to the ED to get checked. No harm in investigating take care.

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    Can you ring your hospital and see if the midwives can do a ctg and assessment for you?

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    I've been having the same! FTM so nothing to compare it to, but it's really uncomfortable. Dr and midwives are all convinced it's just normal stretching and pressure though, and I've been carrying low and with her head down since about 22 weeks which apparently puts a lot of pressure on the pelvis and very thing connected thereto... They suggested Panadol for the back pain (which I've found pretty useless) but I've found that a heat pack or a hot shower can work wonders! I'm 32 weeks so not too far to go now though It's not a bad idea to go to the hospital or give them a ring at least if you're worried, I'm sure my hosp is sick of hearing from me by now :lol:

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    I would get checked out ASAP.

    I know those symptoms don't always mean something bad, but I had period type cramps that wouldn't let up, radiating through to my lower back and upper thighs at 24 weeks and it was an issue with my placenta which led to an abruption a week later.

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    I would get it checked out. Better to see. Real doctors rather an us

    I had mild period like pains around that stage too. I've also had some back pains with this pregnancy. Turned out to be Pelvic Girdle pain. I have to be very careful with my activities so I don't set it off again. There are lots of types of back pain so it's a really good idea to get it checked out.

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    Thanks ladies! Its totally subsided today but I just feel like crap in general lol. If it comes back I will definitely be calling my ob xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    I would get checked out ASAP.

    I know those symptoms don't always mean something bad, but I had period type cramps that wouldn't let up, radiating through to my lower back and upper thighs at 24 weeks and it was an issue with my placenta which led to an abruption a week later.
    What happened with your abruption??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulmama2b View Post
    What happened with your abruption??
    Luckily I was on bed rest at hospital from 24 weeks after I went in about the pains, so the abruption happened in hospital. It was a full abruption so there was nothing that could be done to keep me pregnant, I had an emergency CS under GA.

    Glad to hear it's settled down. Like I said there are many things that can cause those symptoms, so I don't want to scare you! But hopefully a few people heed the better safe than sorry message; it was someone online that said to me "I think you'd better go get that checked!"


 

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