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week before periods, terrible back, hips and legs pain,

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a week before periods i have a terrible back pain,that goes on my hips and legs as well.i feel bloated even if i haven't got a meal,fatigue,insomnia.the back pain this time was so bad that i barely could front pains just the normal period pain.i am 42,two normal births and a periods come every month,22-24 days between.

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replied June 25th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A36417

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

I can understand your concern for such pain and considering your symptoms, pelvic inflammatory disease and endometriosis should be ruled out. Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterine cavity, which induces a chronic inflammatory reaction. A transvaginal ultrasound or rather an MRI will be a better investigation for the confirmation of the diagnosis.

Please do consult a gynecologist and discuss this possibility and seek further investigation & treatment.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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