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Do your hips get wider after having a child?

Do your hips get wider after having a child?

Yes: During pregnancy hormones can make the joints of the pelvis more flexible and during birth this allows room for the baby to pass through the birth canal. There can be some residual changes to ones hips after having a baby, but is usually not a significant amount. Most of the "widening" is likely from extra weight put on during the pregnancy. Healthy diet, exercise, and breast feeding are the cure. ...Read more

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How is having wide hips helpful for child bearing?

How is having wide hips helpful for child bearing?

More room: Certain shapes of the pelvic bones are more successful delivering babies than others. While we now can rely on c-sections for those hips that don't bear babies well, "wide hips" usually also mean good pelvic structure with plenty of space to carry and deliver a baby in the routine fashion. ...Read more

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Hi it's been nearly 5 months since I had my second child and I am having really bad trouble with my hips and my back and my knees I am in so much pain with them and every time I eat or drink I get a really bad pain in the abdomen can someone help me pleas

Hi it's been nearly 5 months since I had my second child and I am having really bad trouble with my hips and my back and my knees I am in so much pain with them and every time I eat or drink I get a really bad pain in the abdomen can someone help me pleas

If this is acute: And being the weekend, you will have to make a trip to the emergency room. You need to be checked out. May need some diagnostic test or blood test done. You will not be in a position to take care of your baby and enjoy your 5 months old. ...Read more

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If you're hips are wide before pregnancy are they more likely to get wider during pregnancy or less likely to get wider during pregnancy?

Wide track for hips: A former car manufacturer, Pontiac, made several commercials featuring their "wide track" stance. The width of your bony pelvis and hips is presently a constant. However, pregnancy will allow the ligaments between the pelvic bone joints to be flexible enough to allow them to separate at delivery. Post partum those changes reverse, and if the hips get wider at that point, it is usually due to fat. ...Read more

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Can (very) rapidly going through puberty cause stretch marks? Went up 3 cup sizes/wide hips in wks. They don't bother me. I get cyst on them sometime.

Yes: I do see many who stress about this but it is common. The expansion of the hips and breast enlargement from hormonal changes will sometimes do this. ...Read more

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Me and my bro have same shoulder length. But I have very small ribcage and wide hips. I want to expand ribcage and get manly v shape body. Can it be done?

Me and my bro have same shoulder length. But I have very small ribcage and wide hips. I want to expand ribcage and get manly v shape body. Can it be done?

Our Bodies: Without seeing you it is only speculation that can be used to answer this question. First you may still have some growth. Weight training and exercise may change the body shape in minimal effects. But, bone structure may not really change much unless it is to lengthen those bones still yet to grow. ...Read more

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I had a dislocated hip as a baby. How likely are my children to get it?

I had a dislocated hip as a baby. How likely are my children to get it?

3-4%, but...: Developmental hip dysplasia, new term for 'congenital hip dislocation, ' occurs way more often in girls and in babies born in breech position. Therefore, the chance will be more or less depending upon the gender and presentation of fetus. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant... Baby dropped. Hip pain. Constantly having to pee if I stand. Barely leaking a watery discharge. Should I get checked out?

35 weeks pregnant... Baby dropped. Hip pain. Constantly having to pee if I stand. Barely leaking a watery discharge. Should I get checked out?

Checked out!: See your obstetrician for better advice so to prepare when you should go to hospital timely.

For the time being, modify your position to ease what may bother or hurt you.

Best luck... ...Read more

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What could cause hip dysplasia as a child?

What could cause hip dysplasia as a child?

Developmental: Mostly it is genetic but can be affected by position in utero. Muscle imbalances from things like cerebral palsy also play a role. ...Read more

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What can be done to 4yer old child diagnosd wit a transient synovitis hip and what exactly is it?

What can be done to 4yer old child diagnosd wit a transient synovitis hip and what exactly is it?

Wait it out: Transient synovitis of the hip can arise from trauma, known or unrecognized, where a kid comes down on an extended heal & transfers the pressure to the hip joint. Over several hours, fluid accumulates in the hip joint & the kid limps. It will usually self heal over several days as the fluid is reabsorbed by the body.Ibuprofen for pain is helpful. ...Read more

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If a child is 11 - 15 years old but look as if they are 25, concerning body structure such as hips, is that a problem?

If a child is 11 - 15 years old but look as if they are 25, concerning body structure such as hips, is that a problem?

Absolutely: Childhood obesity is an epidemic, just as is adult obesty. 75 % of americans are overwt. Being overwt alone with no other risk factors is now considered an official morbid medical condition by the cdc. It means chronic inflammation which=chronic disease. And especially if the hip to waist ratio is less than one, pt is at risk for fatty liver, diabetes, liver failure. See a nutrition specialist! ...Read more

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Red rash that blistered on my child's hips and bum, cause and treatment?

Red rash that blistered on my child's hips and bum, cause and treatment?

See doctor: This can be many things including chickenpox. However you should see your doctor asap since this can be something more serious. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How can I care for my child going through a retroversion surgery on the hips?

Follow instructions: Your surgeon and therapist will give you certain directions to follow and common sense. ...Read more

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In a child with possible perthes, would a popping sensation the the hip/thigh point to or against perthes?

In a child with possible perthes, would a popping sensation the the hip/thigh point to or against perthes?

Hip pain: Hip pain may be present, however there are a variety of other possibilities. Popping may be due to other conditions including hip dysplasia or slipping of the top of the femur out of the hip joint. Best to have your child examined by his/her pediatrician and orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I had perthes disease when I was a child. I'm now 21 and getting pains in my hip. What surgery or operations etc can be done? Thanks for your help.

I had perthes disease when I was a child. I'm now 21 and getting pains in my hip. What surgery or operations etc can be done? Thanks for your help.

Get an X-ray: There are many causes of hip pain and in someone with a history of perthes the most sinister cause is arthritis. Hopefully this is not the case and a simple x-ray and examination should be able to pin down a diagnosis and help you get better. ...Read more

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I had perthes disease when I was a child. Had operation to make it better. Now at 21, iim getting horrible pains in my hip. What could this be? Thanks

I had perthes disease when I was a child. Had operation to make it better. Now at 21, iim getting horrible pains in my hip. What could this be? Thanks

See orthopedic dr: Get proper evaluation by orthopedic physician usually with radiographs for changes in configuration of femoral head and relationship to joint and acetabulum. Long-term natural history of LCPD is not known. In spite of deformity, most patients do well in early adulthood. Radiographic and clinical osteoarthritis is increased in 20-year to 40-year follow-ups and degenerative joint disease develop ...Read more

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What causes recurring irritable hip in child 5 years old since she could walk been recurring gets it twice year and limps badly first thing in morning?

She needs to be seen: Toxic synovitis can be one thing that does it. Being out of alignment can be another. Sore muscles form new and exaggerated activity. It is unusual for children to limp. ..And yo have an "irritable hip." I would have her seen. Chances are it is nothing "bad" and it is worth having her seen. ...Read more

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I had Perthes Disease as a child, now 33 & recently begun experiencing hip & back pain. Any natural pain relief recommendations would be appreciated! ?

Believe it or not...: Movement. Without weight bearing. And improving your flexibility. An exercise program that includes yoga and or swimming may be the best answer without going to "Medications". I don't know your current weight, but even a ten pound weight loss can decrease the stress on a hip joint significantly especially if there is any arthritic changes in the joint. - KB ...Read more

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61/2 months pregnant with second child with pain in left hip and pressure in vagina?

61/2 months pregnant with second child with pain in left hip and pressure in vagina?

PREGNANCY: Second trimester with painful back and vaginal pressure. Pls. Rule out UTI because uterus is sitting on the urinary bladder causing the pain of cystocoele? Best is see OB for dx. ...Read more

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Hi Could you please tell me what is the possible diagnosis of child with limp, knee pain, elevated rotation of the hip with reduced flexion&extension?

Hi Could you please tell me what is the possible diagnosis of child with limp, knee pain, elevated rotation of the hip with reduced flexion&extension?

Difficult to say for: Sure without an exam. It could be toxic synovitis which is caused by a virus, but also could be a bacterial infection or other serious issue. So, please see your doctor/have the child seen by a doctor, either the primary care doctor, or an orthopedist or the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can I have more children if I fractured my sacroilliac joint 17 months ago only just healed also suffer tro hip bursitis painful can I have more child?

Yes, you can: If you did not have any hardware placed after the fracture, you should be fine to progress with a normal pregnancy. If you had hardware, depending on how extensive the injury, you may need to consider c section. While you will be able to have children, you will most likely have increased arthritic pain at the si joint that might be exacerbated during progression of the pregnancy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have had hip pain for several years now starting after birth of first child. Tender to touch, possible swelling and leg numbness if sitting too lon?

I have had hip pain for several years now starting after birth of first child. Tender to touch, possible swelling and leg numbness if sitting too lon?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. There is no need to put up with pain as the cause may be treatable. ...Read more

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I had hip dysplasia as a child. I recently started having sharp pain in R hipwhen doing a butterfly stretch and bringing my legs back up. Any ideas?

I had hip dysplasia as a child. I recently started having sharp pain in R hipwhen doing a butterfly stretch and bringing my legs back up. Any ideas?

Inflamed hip or tend: The pain would suggest an inflamed hip or tendon. The cause may or may not be related to the childhood dysplasia. An X-ray and or exam is frequently needed to determine the cause. ...Read more