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Do your hips dislocate during childbirth?

Do your hips dislocate during childbirth?

No: Your hip joints are the most stable joints in your body. They will not dislocate during childbirth. There will be changes in your pelvis to accommodate childbirth, but this does not affect your hips. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Tailbone Injury (Definition)

A tailbone injury is usually caused by trauma or a fall. These are often self-limiting and improve on their own. Neurological signs like numbness and weakness or incontinence are always concerning and should be ...Read more


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Can having a herniated disc during pregnancy during bleeding?

Can having a herniated disc during pregnancy during bleeding?

Herniated disc: Yes. The extra weight from the baby pulls on the tendons and ligaments of the lumbar spine and pelvis. The lumbar spine discs at the L4/5 and L5/S1 levels are particularly susceptible to herniation. The sacroiliac (SI) joints often become inflamed and painful too. These are the largest joints in the body and relax to allow the baby's head to pass through the birth canal. ...Read more

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How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

How come a mother who undergoes cesarean section may have spinal cord injury and brain injury?

Blod Clot: A blod clot to the brain and or spinal cord is always a risk with surgery although uncommon. Pregnancy itself increases the risk for clotting. Sounds like an unfortunate event. ...Read more

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Can sex be pleasurable months after a vagina tear from childbirth?

Can sex be pleasurable months after a vagina tear from childbirth?

Yes: Yes, it is just not the size of vaginal orifice, there are other nerve fiber which are involved in pleasure. ...Read more

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Will a tail bone injury fall in the category of spinal cord injury?

Will a tail bone injury fall in the category of spinal cord injury?

No: If all that was injured is the coccyx. The spinal cord ends in the upper lumbar spine. The coccyx or "tail bone" is a small boney structure off the end of the sacrum. There are no associated spinal cord components that far down the spinal collumn. Injuries to this bone and surrounding soft tissues can be very painfull however, and perpheral nerves can be involved. ...Read more

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If women got trauma to coccyx during delivery--what is usually done?

If women got trauma to coccyx during delivery--what is usually done?

Nothing : No treatment is needed, use donut cushion for sitting until pain resolves. You do not need to do anything else. ...Read more

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Does epidural in back during childbirth cause back problems in long run?

Does epidural in back during childbirth cause back problems in long run?

No: Pregnancy causes postural changes in women that can give them back pain with or without pre existing back conditions. Epidurals are used by pain management specialists to treat back pain. Pregnancy also increases the laxity of ligaments and can exacerbate pre existing compression of nerves due to swelling. Being in stirrups and pushing with child birth also impact your lower back. ...Read more

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Why pain in facialis posterior tibialis diaphysis after stretching in post-trauma lower-leg? NSAID takes pain/stiffness off. Muscle, joint trauma?

Why pain in facialis posterior tibialis diaphysis after stretching in post-trauma lower-leg? NSAID takes pain/stiffness off. Muscle, joint trauma?

Plus tendinitis : You are right this can be a combination of symptoms and findings. It can involve all the bones, muscles, the tendons and even Cartilage you will also benefit from having some physical therapy. Ask your physician ...Read more

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Can my pelvis break during sexual intercourse?

Can my pelvis break during sexual intercourse?

Hopefully not!: I suppose its possible, but highly unlikely if you are doing it a conventional manner. ...Read more

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Can hitting the spinal cord during sex cause cramping like menstrual cramps?

Can hitting the spinal cord during sex cause cramping like menstrual cramps?

Spinal cord injury: Your spinal cord is highly protected, and it is very unlikely that your symptoms are caused by damage to it during sex. A more likely scenario is that your cervix is being impacted, which is very uncomfortable for many women. Painful intercourse can be a symptom of infection, so have yourself evaluated if changing positions during sex does not improve your comfort. ...Read more

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Spleen pain during physical activity?

Spleen pain during physical activity?

Side stitch: Pain under your diaphram/ribs on the left or right especially during running sports usuallly is caused by a spasm of your diaphragm. Of it is on the left side it may be interpretted as "spleen" pain. True spleen pain during physical activity may be a serious sign of have enlargement or an injury to your spleen. See a doctor for evaluation and possibly an MRI or ct scan. ...Read more

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Can a hip flexor injury cause pain to radiate into the medial knee during exercise?

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Can a hip flexor injury cause pain to radiate into the medial knee during exercise?

Hip flexor injury: Pain from injury to the iliopsoas muscle is usually felt in the front part of the hip, depending on the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Can hymen remains cause excruciating pain during and after intercourse?

Can hymen remains cause excruciating pain during and after intercourse?

Yes: The hymenal remnant can be very sensitive in some women, but there could be other causes of your pain. See your gynecologist for a proper exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Pubic bone pain or symptoms of symphysis pubis dysfunction during pregnancy?

Symphysis dysfuntion: Is most commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth. It is a condition that causes excessive movement of the pubic symphysis, either anterior or lateral, is a dysfunction that is associated with pelvic girdle pain and the names are often used interchangeably. It is thought to affect up to one in four pregnant women to varying degrees, with 7% of sufferers continuing to experience serious sym. ...Read more

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Can brachial plexus injuries be repaired a year after injury? Can neck injuries be surgically repaired several months after injury?

Can brachial plexus injuries be repaired a year after injury? Can neck injuries be surgically repaired several months after injury?

No: Generally, injuries to nerves or the spinal cord are more amenable to repair when the intervention occurs very soon after the injury. ...Read more

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Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Possibly: Fractures will usually cause the most pain, but if there is massive blood loss and shock the patient will become comatose. In that state, the brain shuts down and we don't think pain is experienced as when awake. So, in the wake state, yes it is painful; in a coma, not so much. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more