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Backache during 35 week pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Im im 35 weeks pregnant having back pain
User :   its manageable but dont know if there is anything i could do to help
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   there is
Doctor :   Is this your first pregnancy?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok, have you been doing the
Doctor :   exercises that is prescribed for
Doctor :   pregnant women?
User :   like wat....
User :   I walk everday at least a mile in the mornings.. Stayed active until today
Doctor :   Ok, since it already 35 weeks
User :   On Monday i will be considered 36 weeks
Doctor :   Most often such aches are cured
Doctor :   merely by adopting a good posture
User :   okay
User :   Ive been laying down and taking it easy since i got up this morning cause i was thinking the worst
Doctor :   some occasions there could be an inciting
Doctor :   factor
User :   okay so wat do u reccomend
Doctor :   you can either consult your gynecologist & obtain a
User :   i didnt know if this could be considered labor or not...
Doctor :   pregnant womens exercise methods
Doctor :   In labour you will be able to
Doctor :   feel the uterus contracting rhythmically
Doctor :   & regulatrly
User :   okay
User :   so more than likely this is not the start...
User :   my thing is that i get mild cramps like right below the chest
Doctor :   In labour the pain will start below the chest & travel down towards the groin rhythmically
User :   Okay... so should i call my boyfriend to come home and get me to a hospital
Doctor :   Why is that the kind of pain that you are having now?
User :   i get mild cramps yes
User :   been having those type of cramps since bout 6 this morning
Doctor :   There is something called
Doctor :   false labour pains too
Doctor :   which yo0u must be aware of
User :   so how do i honestly know if im having false or true labour pains
User :   i only have a minute left on my time that i bought..
Doctor :   First I shall let you know how the true pain is
User :   okay
Doctor :   it comesin regular intervals
User :   mine is like once every hour but that is totally it
Doctor :   the intensity & duration kep increasing
Doctor :   There will be presence of "show"
User :   okay well mine are varying... and not showing so must be false
Doctor :   there will be formation of bag of waters
Doctor :   Expulsion of mucus plug mixed with blood is called Show
User :   okay
User :   my pains are once and hour that i can notice that i feel...
User :   and always have feeling to go to the bathroom but get in their and dont do anything
Doctor :   Yes that feeling is because of the pressure on the bladder
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   about false pains
Doctor :   Since you are Primi*(first time pregnant)
Doctor :   it will be seen more in such cases
Doctor :   This pain will appear about a week or 2
Doctor :   prior to true pains
User :   okay so as long as they are only coming on a hour basis no need to worry... Just worryies me when go to bathroom and nothing happens like feel like needing to go and nothing...
User :   and its not like i have to do the number 1 is the 2
User :   that is normal
User :   just making sure...
Doctor :   yes just urge & no urination
User :   just the urge to have bm but no urination
Doctor :   as I said happens due to pressure
Doctor :   on the bladder
Doctor :   Which side do you lie ?
User :   right
Doctor :   Do you lie on your back?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes you must lie to any one side
User :   yes but having an urge....
Doctor :   this will reduce the urge
User :   okay thanks for as much help as needed if any more ?s i will ask later...
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