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lower, left sided back ache @ 5 weeks

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barbie1 Sat 13-Jun-09 16:48:03

Hi, thanks for looking!

I am about 5 weeks pregnant, ten months after a mmc and totally paranoid!

Has anyone experienced lower back ache but on one side only? I have a doctors app tomorrow but in the mean time i need some reassurance. Living in another country and nobody to ask sad


OracleInaCoracle Sat 13-Jun-09 17:04:35

is there an out of hours doc you can call or an EPU? its probably nothing, but it should be checked out to rule out ep.

barbie1 Sat 13-Jun-09 17:31:06

Thanks lissie i called the local expat hospital and after answering some questions they dont think its important enough to go in but only to wait until my appt tomorrow hmm

OracleInaCoracle Sat 13-Jun-09 17:39:03

hmm, well if you get any bleeding or the pain gets sharper or your shoulder tip starts to hurt then go straight toA&E (or equivalant)

oh, and congratulations, Im sure its nothing but you have every right to be paranoid! grin

barbie1 Sat 13-Jun-09 18:57:19

Anyone else had something similar????

SuiGeneris Sun 14-Jun-09 18:38:42

You should ask a professional, but in the meantime, have you considered whether it could be colic? Pregnancy hormones can increase wind in your colon, the last part of which can sometimes give pain on the lower left part of the back. Try peppermint tea and a hot water bottle...

barbie1 Mon 15-Jun-09 05:28:28

thnakyou suigeneris smile
I have been to the doctor, water infection test came back clear, a mc pain would be lower aparently hmm finding it hard to move around now, feels like i have been in a fight and come off the worst! grin
I had a scan but its too early to see anything, unless im in the throws of a very early mc again......

I think two months back i got what came only be described as IBS, i have all the symptoms but never got around to the doctor blush so your post does make a bit of wandering off to find a hot water bottle hmm where to buy one in dubai??? i can do peppermint tea!

sifuentes Mon 15-Jun-09 12:08:17

Hi Barbie - congrats on your BFP. I had some lower back pain on left hand side. I think it was constipation related! Anyway it passed and I am now 9.5. Only 2.5 weeks of (this part of) the rollercoaster left to endure! I too MC'ed at 11 weeks - I remember you from the MC threads. Best of luck with this one. It's a nail biting time. No two ways about it. I just try to think if it's not cramping AND bleeding then there's still hope - the fat lady hasn't sung etc. Hang on in there! xxxxx

barbie1 Mon 15-Jun-09 12:12:22

thankyou smile i remember your name from the mc threads too, so pleased that you are pregnant, if a little envy at you having only 2.5 weeks until your 12 week scan and hopefully you can relax....and yes there hasnt been any cramping or bleeding at all, so fingers crossed this one is sticky!!!

sifuentes Mon 15-Jun-09 12:21:09

thanks - I totally know the envy feeling about weeks! even a couple of weeks seems like such a long time.
I had a good scan on Friday so am feeling hopeful for the very first time.
But the thing is that time does pass even though it feels like it doesn't.
I hope you get a more communicative scanner lady next time!

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