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Pelvic Girdle Pain Exercises
Time and bracing: Time is really the only "cure". Bracing the pelvic girdle with a sacral band can help. Physical therapy is a real help in instructing you on what to do and how to decrease the pain. Occasionally we use narcotics but we really try to minimize that during pregnancy. I know this can be incredibly painful and frustrating. Good luck! ...Read more
After a lot of research, I feel pretty confident that I have chronic pelvic girdle pain (my oldest child is 7). What kind Dr do I need to see?
Internist: I will depend on your impressions. At least 6 major causes contribute to CPG pain. If you think your discomfort is attributable to CPG pain, an internist will be the first consult to sort through possible causes, and will be in the best position to direct your care. Please request an internist from Healthtap and you will be directed to one of the many qualified internist in the network. Take care. ...Read more
I have mild pain just above ilium of Pelvic Girdle, from yesterday , on both sides, what is it paining ?
Physical activity?: You obviously have a good grasp on anatomy. However, you didn't specify what you've done in the last few days that might cause it. Therein may lie the answer. Any unusual physical activity or injury recently? Any heavy lifting or carrying? Prolonged bicycle riding? Jumping up and down or jumping from a height & landing hard? If such is the case, a few days rest & ibuprofen will resolve it. ...Read more
Can bad bone marrow be the cause of pelvic girdle pain or otherwise known symphosis pelvis dysfunction?
Pubic Symphysis : Pubic symphysis dysfunction is usually due to deferential stress to the area. Commonly seen in someone with pelvic obliquity due to leg length discrepancy or muscle imbalances. If a previous injury happen due birth of child that can contribute. Not sure what you are referring to when you say bad bone marrow? ...Read more
Can a colonoscopy cause damage to pelvic girdle. Hurts so bad . Been so long. Hurts in groin, where muscles (adductor (spell) are. Please help. ?
Usually not but...: Colonoscopies are routine screening procedures for older americans, to look for colon cancer. Usually, there are no after effects, so a person feels fine afterwards. If there are symptoms, one should return to her primary care doctor and to her G.I. Specialist to see what is going on, and to see if there is a complication from the colonoscopy. ...Read more
I am 34 weeks pregnant and suffering greatly from Pelvic Girdle Pain. Can I use Icy Hot on this area or any other suggestions for pain relief?
SIJ Belt: Pregnant 34 yo experiencing "pelvic girdle pain" wants relief. She should ask her Obstetrician for a sacroiliac joint belt, which can "form close" sacroiliac joints; significantly relieving pain arising from stretched joint ligaments loosened by hormone Relaxin; preparing girdle for expansion during birth. This problem can be especially intense in those with underlying Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more
I have had myasthenia gravis for 18yrs and systemic lupus for 2 yrs. For 6 months I have had most all of the symptoms of pelvic girdle pain, but with bleeding. I am 55 yrs w/ hot flashes. Help?
See md asap: Assuming you mean vaginal bleeding, see gyn, to make sure you don't have a potentially serious uterine or ovarian problem (including cancer). If you mean rectal bleeding, see GI doc to check for colorectal issues, including inflammation, polyps, cancer. If you mean urinary bleeding, start with gyn, but may need urology evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently 18 weeks pregnant and have really bad sciatica or pelvic girdle pain. It's at it's worst when i carry my toddler and at night. What to do?
Lots of Reasons: When pregnant, there are so many things going on. Your hormones are very different causing your ligaments to stretch quite a bit especially in the pelvis resulting in pain. Also the baby's position can place stress on your spine resulting in bulging discs or even herniated disks causing the sciatica pain. Recommend seeing a pregnancy specialized therapist that can guide you through this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe pain during and after sex, never happened before, across abdomen and in vagina,15 wks preg no bleed have pelvic girdle pain wearing brace?
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