Painful menstruation is termed as dysmenorrhea. However, it can be managed. It may be quite severe in some women. Following are at a higher risk for dysmenorrhea:
- Under the age of 20
- Having a family history of dysmenorrhea
- Have heavy bleeding during periods
- Those who have underlying conditions:
- Fibroids in the uterus
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
Pain resulting from dysmenorrhea is felt in the hips, lower abdomen, legs and lower back. It lasts for 1-3 days, usually. The pain may be shooting pain, or it can be achy and dull.
Back pain is very common during pregnancy. It happens because you gain weight, your center of gravity lowers, and various hormone release to relax the pelvic ligaments to ease the birth.
In most women, back pain is felt during the fifth to seventh month of pregnancy; however, it may start earlier. You are more prone to back pain during pregnancy if you were already facing lower back issues before.
The place where pain occurs mostly is across the tailbone and right below the waist. You may also feel pain around your waistline and in the middle of your back. This pain may radiate towards your legs.