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Crippling pain in lower back

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Should I go to the ER?? I have no insurance. The state of NJ says it'll take 30-60 days to approve me. I didn't find out until I was about 3 mos due to an ear infection and stress from a car accident which I chalked up to just one bad month. I went to a family practice Center @ my local hosp. They took me in charged me 20.00 for the 1st visit. I got a proof of pregnancy test, they took my info, and then sent me home. (July) My next appt. is 9/17. I am told to expect to do paperwork for insurance--that's all. No blood work, no sonogram, nothing. It is 9/1/10 I make 15 weeks tomorrow. By the time I can have a blood test it will be october and a sonogram, Nov. if I'm lucky. Now, I have pain in my back, I know is not sciatica but it starts right in my lower back @ my pelvis and feels like a crippling pinch. When I walk, it renders my leg so weak I hobble over in pain and stop walking just to keep from falling. Should I go to the ER for my back & ask them to do a sonogram while there too?


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replied September 3rd, 2010
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Since you have such a bad pain in the back and leg, you probably have a retroverted uterus and this could be pressing on a nerve. Yes, if there is no insurance go to the ER and get an ultrasound done. You can also go to parenthood clinics for this. Hope this helps. Take care!



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