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Is Back Pain a Symptom of Pregnancy?

Nausea, tender breasts, cravings—all commonly known symptoms and signs of pregnancy. If you know you’re pregnant, or if you think you might be, sometimes symptoms and signs can be confusing. You might be experiencing common symptoms, or maybe you’re experiencing new things that don’t seem to be normal signs of pregnancy. Perhaps you’ve been having back pain and you’re wondering if it is a symptom of pregnancy. So, how do know for sure if what you’re experiencing is a symptom of pregnancy?

Are you wondering if your new back pain is a symptom of pregnancy? It can be difficult to know for sure if what you’re experiencing is a result of being pregnant. If you’re ever unsure, taking a lab-quality pregnancy test can be helpful. Receive results you can trust at Avenue Women’s Center. Our tests are accurate just ten days after possible conception. We’ll talk over your pregnancy symptoms and help you figure out what steps to take next.

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Common Symptoms of Pregnancy

Whether you’ve recently had a positive pregnancy test or you’re considering taking one, it can be helpful to refresh yourself on common pregnancy symptoms.

The American Pregnancy Association lists common symptoms as:

  • Spotting or light bleeding
  • A missed period
  • Tender breasts
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

While these are typical early symptoms of pregnancy, there are some others such as:

  • Headaches
  • Food aversions or cravings
  • Mood swings
  • Frequent urination
  • Backaches

Could it Be Pregnancy or Something Else?

Whenever you experience new symptoms, it’s important to make sure they are symptoms of pregnancy and not another condition. When it comes to experiencing a backache, you may want to make sure it isn’t caused by something else such as a pulled muscle.

Confirming Your Pregnancy

The best way to make sure whether what you’re experiencing is a symptom of pregnancy would be to confirm your pregnancy. Avenue Women’s Center is equipped with medical-grade pregnancy tests that are accurate just ten days after conception.

Receiving Healthcare

If you’re pregnant, or if you’re experiencing concerning symptoms, it’s always a good idea to visit your trusted healthcare provider. A doctor can provide you with accurate and updated information about your health and the best steps to take to ensure you stay healthy.

While pregnancy could explain your newfound backache, it’s also important to rule other things out. Confirming your pregnancy is a good first step to take toward knowing what to do next. Along with a free pregnancy test, our consultants would love to listen to any of your concerns and answer questions you have.

Contact us to schedule a pregnancy test today!



Reviewed by Patricia Kuenzi, APN-CNP, MSN, ANP, PNP.

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.