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Doctor insights on: Weak Pelvic Girdle Muscles

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Can a colonoscopy cause damage to pelvic girdle. Hurts so bad . Been so long. Hurts in groin, where muscles (adductor (spell) are. Please help. ?

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

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can spine and or hip misalignment cause muscle shrinking and weakness in one half of the body including face? I have bad pelvic, back, and hip pain.

Can spine and or hip misalignment cause muscle shrinking and weakness in one half of the body including face? I have bad pelvic, back, and hip pain.

Not alone: If the problem goes up to the face, then no a spine problems is unlikely to be the cause. This is because the nerve supply to the face is through cranial nerves that exit directly out of the brain and do not go through the spine. Don't hesitate to see a neurologist for a full workup. ...Read more

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Dad (75) was given triamcinolone + lidocaine for L4-L5 stenosis. He developed weakness in thigh muscles & pain in left pelvis. Is this ESI sideffect?

Dad (75) was given triamcinolone + lidocaine for L4-L5  stenosis. He developed weakness in thigh muscles & pain in left pelvis. Is this ESI sideffect?

Possibly: These complaints could be related to the injection and may resolve spontaneously. However if after 5 to 7 days symptoms continue or worsen you need to speak to medical personnel. If your Dad develops fevers or further neurologic issues please have him see emergent medical or ER care. Good luck ...Read more

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I have mild pain just above ilium of Pelvic Girdle, from yesterday , on both sides, what is it paining ?

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

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I believe I have spd or pelvic girdle pain. What are some ways to relieve this or cure it?

I believe I have spd or pelvic girdle pain. What are some ways to relieve this or cure it?

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

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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

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Can bad bone marrow be the cause of pelvic girdle pain or otherwise known symphosis pelvis dysfunction?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Positional change: Just like the Otis Redding song a suggestion for your partner, "Try a little tenderness". In addition positional changes with you in control of penetration depth by being the dominant partner will also be helpful. Remember, women are the "superior sex". ...Read more

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So can extremely short and TfL musclescause glutes to become weak and piraformis muscles to become tigh tand a pelvic tilt and sway back?

So can extremely short and TfL musclescause glutes to become weak and piraformis muscles to become tigh tand a pelvic tilt and sway back?

Maybe: Pelvic tilting, along with flexing and extending the spine, and rotation of the trunk are complex maneuvers that involve muscles of the lower extremity, abdominal wall, and back/spine. Best to see a physical therapist or athletic trainer to find out more about your issues, and potential solutions. ...Read more

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What causes pelvic muscles to get weak?

What causes pelvic muscles to get weak?

Proximal weakness: Proximal muscle weakness caused mostly by muscle disorder rather than neuropathy, myopathy or muscular dystrophy presented with weakness of the pelvic muscles and leads to difficult walking, inability to stand up from sitting position without using the leg distal muscles, an examination by the neurologist and EMG or muscle biopsy may be needed for daignosis. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain feeling like a pulling in pelvis. Is there some muscle in there?

Pelvic pain feeling like a pulling in pelvis. Is there some muscle in there?

Pelvic muscles: Injury to the adductor or obturator internus muscles of the pelvis can cause referred pain into the pelvic region. ...Read more

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I have never had children and am not that old why have i always had such weak pubococcygeus pelvic floor muscles - i used to be very fit when younger?

I have never had children and am not that old why have i always had such weak  pubococcygeus pelvic floor muscles - i used to be very fit when younger?

Kegel exercises: Avoid heavy lifting, straining, and consider consultation with a urogynecologist. Practice doing kegels in the car anytime you are at a stop light. ...Read more

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When you have an injury to a muscle, tendon or ligament in the pelvis or low back area and do not treat it right away. How long will it take to heal?

When you have an injury to a muscle, tendon or ligament in the pelvis or low back area and do not treat it right away. How long will it take to heal?

Depends: Avoid anti-inflammatory medications for a ligament injury. The body's own inflammation can help healing. If you take Ibuprofen type medications, no repair of ligament to bone occurs and muscle pain syndromes are common and long term. Seek a prolotherapy trained physician to help treat old ligament injuries. Healing is possible, even if late. Surgical fixation doesn't give back flexibility. ...Read more

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Why does my leg have shakes or muscle spasms since I fractured that pelvis?

Lack of use/injury: Either disuse atrophy with fasciculations or nerve compression/injury are most likely responsible. Ask your physician. Swelling of injured nerves may resolve with decreased spasms. Physcial therapy with building up of "lost" muscle may also help. ...Read more

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Can a D&C after a miscarriage do damage to your pelvic floor muscles? (particularly if they are already weak)

Can a D&C after a miscarriage do damage to your pelvic floor muscles? 
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Not likely: The surgery for a D and C is done inside the uterus. The pelvic floor muscles are different than the actual muscle components of the uterus. There is not likely to be relationship between a D and C and the pelvic floor muscles ...Read more