Every day now for the last 12 weeks I have had either mild, strong or very strong lower back period pain. You know, that dull, dragging, ache in the lower back ? I have always had this with my period but this time it didn't go away. I had my first Gynae appointment today and the Consultant (a lady thank heaven) said it must be a back problem as you only get period pain when on your period, not when you are not bleeding (although I did tell her I was on day 10 of a dark brown, clotty, stringy discharge after my period (sorry if tmi), and she has told me I need to be referred to Orthopaedics!! Does anyone else suffer/has suffered with lower back period pain as part of their symptoms. I explained I have always had that type of pain with my period but she said it couldn't be Gynae related if I am not bleeding. I'm confused.