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Unusually Small Pelvis (Overview)

If a woman has an unusually small pelvis, she may have difficulty with vaginal delivery.


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Ladies hurt in sex if small pelvis?

Ladies hurt in sex if small pelvis?

No: Rough sexual activity can lead to pelvic pain and bleeding but this depends upon the gentleness of the partner and not the size of the pelvis. Communication is important especially with a new partner. ...Read more

Unusually Small Pelvis (Overview)

If a woman has an unusually small pelvis, she may have difficulty with vaginal delivery.


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How to get rid of pain in your pelvis in sex?

How to get rid of pain in your pelvis in sex?

Good question: Impossible to answer without knowing specifics...Male or female, pain on penetration, climax, etc. ...Read more

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5'4 112 pds, small pelvis. Will ligament pains b/c of growing belly hurt more as baby gets big b/c of my size? Is back pain guaranteed? How do I deal?

Normal discomfort: Pregnancy aches, pains, and ligaments stretching get more painful as you approach your due date. This is noral and not related to your size. Back pain is common but not guaranteed. ...Read more

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Best option for a small pelvis?

Best option for a small pelvis?

Depends.: If preterm: vaginal delivery.
If term, depends on fetal size and other factors. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Petite person with a small pelvis, so I think that may be cesarean delivery best?

Petite person with a small pelvis, so I think that may be cesarean delivery best?

Yes - depends.: The risk of cesarean section depends on maternal height/weight and pelvic size, as well as on fetal size, lie and placental location. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Ladies hurt in sex if small pelvis?

No: Rough sexual activity can lead to pelvic pain and bleeding but this depends upon the gentleness of the partner and not the size of the pelvis. Communication is important especially with a new partner. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have small pelvis?

How do you know if you have small pelvis?

Ask your doctor.: Bimanual examination by your ob/gyn is required. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small pelvis?

What is the definition or description of: Small pelvis?

Small pelvis: If pelvic size is not large enough, a fetus may not be able to pass through the birth canal during delivery. ...Read more

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Can a small pelvis make sex difficult?

Probably not.: A small pelvis might make child bearing difficult, but the size of the vagina is much more relevant. Under the right conditions, even a very small adult vagina can accomodate a normal male penis. ...Read more

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Can a small pelvis make delivery difficult?

Can a small pelvis make delivery difficult?

Sure.: Women with small pelvis (short, obese or both) have a greater likelihood for cesarean section). ...Read more

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Best option for delivery with a small pelvis?

Depends.: If preterm: vaginal delivery.
If term, depends on fetal size and other factors. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you know in advance if you have a small pelvis?

How do you know in advance if you have a small pelvis?

Exam to estimate: The only way to be sure your pelvis is big enough for your baby is to try to push the baby through it at the end of labor. The size can be estimated by a type of physical exam called clinical pelvimetry but this is only an estimate. ...Read more

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Yourself. I'm a pretty petite person with a small pelvis, so I think that may be the case?

Depends.: If you are asking about your chances to achieve normal vaginal delivery, the answer depends upon fetal, maternal, labor and placental factors. Ask your obstetrician. ...Read more

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My ob is pushing for a caesarian due to small pelvis (38 weeks)?

Poor advice: Even though you HAV a clinically small pelvis, there are many other factors that you cannot predict - ultimate size of baby, how much the head can mold, the power of the contractions and the distensibilty of the soft tissues. In any event, recent acog guidelines require 39 completed weeks before elective delivery. This is because of increased admission to the nicu before 39 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you describe what delivery exactly feels like? Doc says I have small pelvis but vaginal birth can still happen. I would like to experience it.

Can you describe what delivery exactly feels like? Doc says I have small pelvis but vaginal birth can still happen. I would like to experience it.

Worst pain: Well as a pediatrician who has had three wonderful children vaginally with no pain meds, I can tell you it is the worst possible pain I can imagine. Stay in good shape, gain the recommended weight, try yoga or meditation. It is a beautiful process, but if you choose to get assistance with pain, feel no guilt about that. Listen to your OB's advice. A healthy baby is the most important outcome! ...Read more

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5'4 112 pds, small pelvis. Will ligament pains b/c of growing belly hurt more as baby gets big b/c of my size? Is back pain guaranteed? How do I deal?

Normal discomfort: Pregnancy aches, pains, and ligaments stretching get more painful as you approach your due date. This is noral and not related to your size. Back pain is common but not guaranteed. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant yet I'm measuring 40. I do have placenta praevia and a small pelvis. Does that mean I'll have the baby early?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant yet I'm measuring 40. I do have placenta praevia and a small pelvis. Does that mean I'll have the baby early?

Yes: Woman who have placent previa are usually delivered a little early to avoid the risk of labor. Labor with a placenta previa can cause severe bleeding. Exactly when will be determined by your Ob/Gyn who knows your situation fully. Its a complex decision and many factors must be taken into account. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Small to moderate free fluid in pelvis since 1 year, no other findings or symptom. 60 years old. If cancer, would the fluid have built up more by now?

Small to moderate free fluid in pelvis since 1 year, no other findings or symptom. 60 years old. If cancer, would the fluid have built up more by now?

Yes: A small amount of fluid is normal. If there are no symptoms, no increase in fluid, no change in weight, it is not a cause for concern.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can small to moderate amount of free fluid in pelvis be caused by important chronic constipation? 60 years old, no other findings

Can small to moderate amount of free fluid in pelvis be caused by important chronic constipation? 60 years old, no other findings

May be unrelated: Constipation is not likely to cause pelvic fluid. If you do not have any symptoms, this amount of fluid may be your normal.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I had an MRI done and wanted to know what the results mean for this part: close to 19mm right adnexal cyst a small amount of fluid at the pelvis?

I had an MRI done and wanted to know what the results mean for this part: close to 19mm right adnexal cyst a small amount of fluid at the pelvis?

Benign: The adnexa includes the fallopian tube and ovary. A clear, simple, round fluid collection in either of these measuring 19 mm is a benign cyst and shouldn't cause concern. Also, a little fluid in the pelvis is normal. ...Read more

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Just woke up and felt a very small bump under my skin above the vaginal area like the pelvis its hard to describe where. What could it be? A cyst?

Just woke up and felt a very small bump under my skin above the vaginal area like the pelvis its hard to describe where. What could it be? A cyst?

Hard to say: Without being able to see what you are referring to or giving more information as to its size, location and appearance it is hard to guess. I would schedule a virtual visit through Healthtap prime and let one of the online doctors see what you are referring to ...Read more

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Small amount of free fluid is seen in pelvis what does indicate?

Small amount of free fluid is seen in pelvis what does indicate?

Usually nothing: This is a very common finding on almost every ultrasound or ct scan of a menstrating female I order. I sometimes think the radiologists automatically put this in their reports. It means nothing clinically and you should not be worried about it. ...Read more

Small Pelvis (Definition)

If pelvic size is not large enough, a fetus may not be able to pass through the ...Read more