What Causes Severe Lower Back Pain Just Before And During Menstruation?

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Painful menstrual periods are periods in which a woman experiences crampy lower abdominal pain, sharp pain that comes and goes, aching pain, or possibly back pain.


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Menstruation - painful; Dysmenorrhea; Periods - painful; Cramps - menstrual; Menstrual cramps


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Painful menstruation affects many women. For a small number of women, the discomfort makes it difficult to perform normal household, job, or school-related activities for a few days during each...

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