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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does difficulty walking associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Pubic symphysis : Disruption of the pubic synthesis usually results from trauma, or in some cases during pregnancy. Traumatic injuries are usually part of pelvic ring injuries and often require surgical treatment. Those injuries do not require surgical treatment will generally require three months until symptoms gradually improve. This is only an estimate and the results are based on the individual injury pattern and treatment. Disruption that occurs as a result of pregnancy or delivery is generally self-limited and symptoms resolve within a few weeks to months after delivery. In rare cases the disruption that occurs as a result of pregnancy can persist and be symptomatic.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How long does pain associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Hard to say: If the disruption of the pubic symphasis remains unstable the pain will likely persist. Alot depends on how it happened (trauma vs child birth).

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