There are several potential causes of lower back pain among women. Some of the causes are specifically related to women, while others can happen to anyone.
In this article, we’ll discuss the possible causes of lower back pain in women, and when you need to consult your physician for diagnosis and cure.
Low back pain causes related to women:
The following are some of the prominent causes of lower back pain that are specific to women.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS):
A condition many women may face before their periods. PMS has many symptoms, and you may not experience all of them. Following are some general symptoms:
Physical symptoms, such as:
- Lower back pain
Emotional symptoms, such as:
- Trouble concentrating
- Mood swings
- Food cravings
Premenstrual Syndrome usually starts a few days before your period, and it ends within a day or two after you get a period.
Premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD)
It is more severe than PMS because its symptoms significantly interrupt daily life. Some women with PMDD may even feel difficulty in functioning when they experience symptoms. The rate of PMDD is less than PMS.
The emotional, physical and behavioral symptoms of PMDD are usually the same as PMS. However, the intensity of the symptoms may be severe. Symptoms of PMDD usually start a week before the period and end a few days after your period starts.
The risk for PMDD increases if you have a family history of mood disorders, depression, or PMDD.
A genital condition in which the tissue lining the uterus starts growing outside the uterus.
In endometriosis, these endometrial tissue starts growing in the fallopian tubes, ovaries and other areas lining the pelvis. It can even grow outside the bowel and around the urinary tract.
The most common symptom related to endometriosis is pain. Following are some other symptoms:
- Pain after or during sex
- Painful menstrual cramps
- Pain during urination or during bowel movements when you have a period
- Low back and pelvic pain
Endometriosis can also lead to spotting or bleeding during your periods. Digestive problems like diarrhea and bloating are also common during your period. Endometriosis may cause difficulty in becoming pregnant.
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