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How long is it normal to have hip pain after child birth?

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Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several weeks: It is common to have hip discomfort for several weeks after childbirth. Discomfort that is concerning, severe, or lasting more than a week should prompt you to see your OB to determine if is a significant issue that needs treatment. Non steroidal anti inflamatory medications (motrin, aleve), along with ice and heat may improve the discomfort. Physical therapy may be indicted in some cases.

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