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38 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain and lower back pain, hurts to walk and not relieved by laying down hurts worst when changing positions! Is this normal?

38 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain and lower back pain, hurts to walk and not relieved by laying down hurts worst when changing positions! Is this normal?

No.: Many women have milder pain and dyscomfort but yours does sound excessive. At this point in your pg most of the pain is ligament related. If you have not had prior back or pelvic injuries you should have a full recovery after the delivery of your baby. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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38 weeks pregnant, very ichy all over, a lot of pelvic pressure, is this something to worry about, I saw inching can be bad?

38 weeks pregnant, very ichy all over, a lot of pelvic pressure, is this something to worry about, I saw inching can be bad?

Need testing, dx, Rx: It would be wise to contact your obstetrical team to report your symptoms and have some blood tests (liver functions tests, bile acids and bile salts etc...) to rule out a condition called "cholestasis of pregnancy". Evaluating the wellbeing of your fetus (sonogram, amniotic fluid index, non-stress test and biophysical profile) would also be recommended. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 38 weeks pregnant alot of pelvic pressure and I wasn't dialted at my last ob what can I do?

Hi I'm 38 weeks pregnant alot of pelvic pressure and I wasn't dialted at my last ob what can I do?

Pregnancy: Is extremely uncomfortable during the latter weeks. There are a few things you can do to ripen the cervix and induce labor. Intercourse is particularly effective. Some also respond well to walking. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I'm having a lot white discharge, on and off again cramps, lots of pelvic pressure. I'm extra tired, does mean labor soon.?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I'm having a lot white discharge, on and off again cramps, lots of pelvic pressure. I'm extra tired, does mean labor soon.?

Pregnancy: It's normal to have increased vaginal discharge during pregnancy because of hormonal changes. However if the discharge has an unusual smell, new consistency (liquidy, extremely thick, etc.) or has any blood you need to go in for an evaluation. Also It's normal at 38 wks to have contractions and fatigue as your body prepares for labor. If you have any pain with urination, you should get examined. ...Read more

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What to do about pelvic pain 37 weeks pregnant?

Go to the Hospital..: At 37 weeks, Pelvic pain is assumed to be labor until proven otherwise. If you are having pain, you should go to your hospital's triage area and let them examine and monitor you to make sure you aren't in labor. If you are bleeding this is quite urgent as some causes are serious. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Wat does it mean u have pelvic pain at 34 weeks pregnant?

Many things: It could be normal pelvic pain that is associated with the baby growing and putting pressure on your pelvis. You must be sure that it is not premature labor so talk with you OB. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pelvic pain (37 weeks pregnant)?

What could be the cause of pelvic pain (37 weeks pregnant)?

SIJ: ? Re: pelvic pain during advanced pregnancy. During pregnancy hormone Relaxin released to loosen/prepare pelvis for birth. Major pelvic girdle joints, sacroiliac joints, SIJ, become hypermobile & cause stretching of SIJ ligaments. Stabilization via SIJ belt often helpful. Women with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome often especially afflicted. Ask Obstetrician to evaluate. ...Read more

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Are sore shoulders and pelvic pain common in early first time pregnancy?

Are sore shoulders and pelvic pain common in early first time pregnancy?

Pain in Pregnancy: Pelvic pain is common, not shoulder pain. Try ice application and avoiding activities those make your pain worse. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pelvic pain with my pregnancy and I've tried everything. What should I do? Should I goto hospital?

I'm having severe pelvic pain with my pregnancy and I've tried everything. What should I do? Should I goto hospital?

Phone triage: Most obstetricians have an answering service. Before heading to the hospital call your doctors office and see if he/she will call you back. Certainly there are non urgent causes of pelvic pain in pregnancy like round ligament syndrome. A quick discussion over the phone may be helpful and will take less time than going to the hospital. ...Read more

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I have pelvic pain... I'm more than 20 days late and did a pharmacy pregnant test was negative. I don't hav fever, only that pain?

I have pelvic pain... I'm more than 20 days late and did a pharmacy pregnant test was negative. I don't hav fever, only that pain?

Cyst, hormone imbal.: You could have an ovarian cyst that is disrupting normal hormone production that results in delayed period; could also be a hormone imbalance due to other causes that has prevented normal ovulation, and caued the mesnes to be late, and your uterus is cramping - and about to begin the menses. ...Read more

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I'm currently 12 weeks pregnant and I'm having terrible pelvic pain to the point I can't stand? What could be wrong im bleeding as well?

I'm currently 12 weeks pregnant and I'm having terrible pelvic pain to the point I can't stand? What could be wrong im bleeding as well?

Call yourOB or go to: The er immediately. Unfortunately, the symptoms you describe may indicate that you're having a spontaneous miscarriage. The only way to find out is to seek immediate medical attention. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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I had an internal ultrasound done two days ago and I'm 23 weeks 4 days pregnant and I'm having a lot of groin pelvic pain is this normal?

Hard to say: The us may have caused a little stretching of the round ligaments (or this could b happening even if u had not had the vaginal sonogram) and they can cause groin pain. If the pain feels like menstrual cramping and lasts for more than an hour or any bleeding u should call ur dr. ...Read more

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Do you think acupunture will help me to reduce lower pelvic pain and braxton contraction? I'm 26wks pregnant. Is there anything I should worry about?

Do you think acupunture will help me to reduce lower pelvic pain and braxton contraction? I'm 26wks pregnant. Is there anything I should worry about?

Acupuncture: I am an acupuncturist but I only do calming & balancing work with women in advanced pregnancy. I have a included a site that addresses your specific question: http://www. Yinyanghouse. Com/forum/braxton-hicks. The author indicated that he did not find needling that useful for this. I will send this question on to a colleague who is far more knowledgeable than I about this. Take care & congrats. ...Read more

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I'm almost 3 weeks pregnant, today I've just experienced some left pelvic pain not a lot of bad pain but hurts when I breathe alittle, is that normal?

Pelvic pain: Anytime you have pain in your pelvis when you breath when pregnant it is significant, especially early in pregnancy. I would worry about an ectopic pregnancy. Please contact your OB or if you can't get ahold of him/her go to the ER to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a very bad pelvic pain, did blookwork for pregnancy negative. Did ultrasound and vagainal one, I never bleeded before but it did yesterday, why?

Unclear: I assume you are saying that you have never bled after a vaginal US and you did yesterday. You had pain. It could have been that you were about to bleed anyway or you could have a cervicitis and the probe irritated the cervix. The explanation depends on the type and amount of bleeding. Be sure to tell your doctor so you can get the vaginal vault / cervix looked at. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and experiencing onset of pelvic pain (like it's being pulled apart) while sitting or certain standing postures. Should I be concern?

Evaluation: At 36 weeks many patients feel the pubic bone beginning to separate. The also feel downward pressure deep in the vagina. The often complaint of round ligament pain from the uterus pulling. Your individual case will need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine if it is normal or not. ...Read more

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Is pelvic pain in pregnancy normal?

Yes: Pelvic pain or pelvic pressure can be normal in pregnancy. However, it can also be an indication of a more severe problems such as a tubal pregnancy or a bleeding ovarian cyst. In later trimesters the pubic bone can stretch or even separate, also cause pain with walking. Lastly ovarian cysts can occur and twist, call torsion. Any time you have severe pelvic pain you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is pelvic pain common at 15 weeks of pregnancy?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain can be common at any time during a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is lower pelvic pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Is lower pelvic pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Not typical: As above, but as always, if pregnancy is a possibility, then do a pregnancy test ...Read more

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My Wife is experiencing pregnancy loss and pelvic pain.

My Wife is experiencing pregnancy loss and pelvic pain.

GYN MD needed: Your wife needs to see a GYN MD to sort out the source of the pelvic pain and determine the cause of the pregnancy loss if possible. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing, cramping, aching, ...Read more