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Doctor insights on: Flat Pelvic Bone And Pregnancy

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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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Does relaxin loosen all muscles / ligaments and bones in body during pregnancy as well as the pelvic area ? Thanks

Does relaxin loosen all muscles / ligaments and bones in body during pregnancy as well as the pelvic area ? Thanks

Yes: though of course it is evolutionarily programmed to help you through childbirth by working specifically on the pelvic ligaments. However, you are probably at increased risk for sprains etc. during this time period, both for this reason and because your balance may be somewhat off. So be careful! I would certainly avoid backbends specifically and use extra care in any exercise regimen. ...Read more

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I keep feeling tingling sensation in my pelvic area. More of pelvic bone area is that a early pregnancy sign or is my period coming soon?

I keep feeling tingling sensation in my pelvic area. More of pelvic bone area  is that a early pregnancy sign or is my period coming soon?

Interesting: Localized nerve dsfunction due to compression of the nerve itself or its tiny blood supply leads to intermittent parasthesias (tingling). Uterine fibroids, cysts and orthopedic conditions are among the many things that can cause this. I would see the gyn as they are best at doing a pelvic exam and knowing when order studies (ultrasound, x-ray, mri), and when to refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Can your uterus come above your pelvic bone earlier in subsequent pregnancies? I'm 11 weeks an i can feel my fundus well and truly above my pubic bone

Possibly: This will depend on your weight and the size of your stomach. If you are very thin then it may be possible to palpate your fundus. Ask your doctor to confirm what you are feeling at your next visit. ...Read more

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For over a year now when i lay flat on my back i feel a lot of pressure and some pain in my pelvic bone. Should this a serious concern?

 For over a year now when i lay flat on my back i feel a lot of pressure and some pain in my pelvic bone. Should this a serious concern?

Supine pelvic pain: Pain x 1 year should be evaluated . May be sciatica, (see if a pillow under your knees helps), hip or ileitis/ celiac (GI origin though one would expect GI symptoms) , or ovarian ( have seen vaginitis with mycoplasma cause pain) /renal. Ffollow up with doc for good exam to localize consider CT abd/pelvis and or MRI LS spine, hip films and ESR,CBC ,U/A possible food intolerances testing ...Read more

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Do flat bones like pelvic, shoulder blade, skull stop growing, i was told that that they are capable of growth throughout life but why? What purpose.

Do flat bones like pelvic, shoulder blade, skull stop growing, i was told that that they are capable of growth throughout life but why? What purpose.

Bones are growing..: Normal bone tissue is always being broken down and regrowing. Broken down by cells called osteoclasts and grown by cells called osteoblasts. So, in effect bones are always growing. The length of bones usually occurs while the physis (growth plate) is open ... These usually close in the late teen years. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain on my lower right hand side of my abdomen and also when i lay down flat my pelvic bone on the right side sticks out?

I have throbbing pain on my lower right hand side of my abdomen and also when i lay down flat my pelvic bone on the right side sticks out?

Evaluate : 19y female has right lower abdominal pain. If acute & constant there is concern for appendicitis, which can be serious & for which urgent General Surgical evaluation is needed. Appendicitis is often accompanied by vomiting & fever. If intermittent & chronic, the noted pelvis bone asymmetry & increased pain lying implicates the pelvic sacroiliac joint on right, & an Osteopath should be consulted. ...Read more

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Could pain near pelvic mean pregnancy?

Could pain near pelvic mean pregnancy?

It could mean : anything. If you think you are pregnant, wait until you miss your next period and take a pregnancy test. ...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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How will pregnancy affect my bones?

How will pregnancy affect my bones?

Bone loss: The fetus will be leaching and taking a lot of the nutrition it needs leaving you the mom in a need of supplementation. Thus important to take your prenatal as well as eat a calcium rich diet. ...Read more

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Can pelvic exams cause miscarriages in early pregnancy ?

Can pelvic exams cause miscarriages in early pregnancy ?

No: A pelvic exam is not going to cause or prevent a miscarriage from happening. There is no relationship between these two things. Pelvic exams are safe when done by a professional. ...Read more

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How will pregnancy affect my bones if I don't get much calcium?

How will pregnancy affect my bones if I don't get much calcium?

Bone loss: The baby is a very effective parasite, your bones will lose the calcium the baby needs, so try to get your calcium! there are many options, supplement, foods, there are also chewable supplements that taste like chocolate or caramel! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pelvis begins to hurt during pregnancy ?

What does it mean when your pelvis begins to hurt during pregnancy ?

Many reasons: It depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Pelvic pain could be due to a variety of different reasons (infection, preterm contractions, round ligament pain, etc.). Any significant type of pain during pregnancy should warrant an assessment by your physician. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain in week five of pregnancy and pinching in the pelvic area?

New?: They are likely not related though if vomiting you may hurt anywhere. If you clinch or gring your teeth then you mat have issues there; do you sleep well? If not muscles do not relax to let in blood and the neck remains in spasm; can use some aleve (naproxen) 2x per dat, safe in early pregnancy. It's only 2x per day and don't use with Motrin or aspirin. ...Read more

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Is a successful pregnancy likely after scoliosis fusion with pelvic fixation ?

Is a successful pregnancy likely after scoliosis fusion with pelvic fixation ?

Yes may increase the: Need 4 a c- section. As the pubic symphysis is spread there is also movement in the si joints, but in reality sacral fixation does not fixate the si joint. So looking back at my answer i was wrong, u should be able to deliver and not have an increased risk of c-section. My answer should b yes & don't worry. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more