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Pregnant. Lower back pain, difficulty in walking, don t have contractions. Can sciatica start at 39 weeks pregnancy?

Can sciatica start at 39 weeks pregnant? I have had back pain in my lower back (right side) for about 2 weeks but today the pain has spread into the right side of my buttock. My baby is completely engaged (1/5). I haven't had a show, my waters have not broken and I don't think I have had any contractions (even braxton hicks). Baby is still moving regularly. I can hardly walk. Also, when I walk I feel clicking in my pelvis/hip area... Please help! My midwife isn't very good at getting back to me.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.

The pain you are having could be due to compression of the nerve plexuses at the side where the fetal head presents.
That may not be exactly sciatica.
Usually this type of pain will subside after delivery.
You take rest as much as possible preferably in left lateral position.
If you are having excessive pain you can take analgesics for symptomatic relief.

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Take care.
Answered: Wed, 22 May 2013
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