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Terrible Pelvic/hip Pain After Delivery-still After 7Months!!!

I had my second daughter last July (over 7 months ago) and about one month after delivery I started noticing pain when I would sit down, on the left side of my pevic area. This pain has now taken over my life everyday. The simplest daily tasks have become very painful. I can't sleep, sit, walk, do any activities. My life feels like it has been taken away from me. I am starting to have to take strong painkillers just to dull the pain enough to get through the day. My two beautiful daughters are really missing out on a mom who wants to be very active with them. I am going to finally be starting physical therapy this week but need to know if anyone else has had this problem and how long it took to go away. My doctor acts like it's not that big of a deal but I need some ray of hope to look forward to. Anyone with this problem, please respond back. Thanks!!!!

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I would try physical therapy and a chiropractor. I had awful back pain and sciatica before my daughter was born, and a few trips to each completely cleared it up.

I had the same problem after the delivery of my second child. When she was 4 months old I went waterskiing and had a terrible wipeout. My legs went opposite directions and I heard a loud snap, but when i was in the water I felt tremendous relief. My pelvis had been out of joint and the accident snapped it back. While I don't recommend waterskiing, I do suggest a chiropractor.

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The doctor (who needs to be replaced, imo -- medical professionals who are not alerted by pain are bordering on incompetence) has decided that since s/he can't feel it, it doesn't hurt at all. Without any diagnostics, dismissing such intense pain is, frankly, probably malpractice.

I would strongly caution you against physical therapy for an undiagnosed pain. Beyond the possibility of further damage, if the pain is caused by a rupture or a tear or a tumour or a cyst, or something like an embolism (which hurts tremendously), you could well be risking your life.

Get a second opinion from a doctor who believes that 7 months of acute pain is not 'normal.'

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When I was pregnant with my 2nd child two years ago I had lots of pelvic/hip pain during my last trimester. I ended up going to the chiropractor and it really helped. My hips were really off. My pain didn't continue long after I gave birth so I don't know if it's at all like you are experiencing. But it might be worth a try. I would also suggest finding a doctor that really cares about your concerns and discomforts! That's what they are there for! I'm sorry for your pain...I hope you find a solution!

M., I had the same problem with my last daughter, she was already into the birth canal and they had to do a C-Section on me because my pelvis was to small to get her out. After all of that I was doing good for about 2 month, then one day I ot up and I couldn't hardly walk it was so painful, after about 3 days of this I went into the Dr. and he said that everything was ok and it was normal because of the problems and he gave me painkillers and sent me on my way. Needless to say I went back 3 time for this and they kept telling me it was all normal, so I went to a different Dr. for a 2nd oppion, Well they did x-rays and low and behild they found they problem, My hip was out of the socket just enough to notice and my pelvic bone ahad a hairline fracture, after that was fixed and healed and some physical theropy, I was a new woman and could play with my kids again. Not saying that your Dr. missed anything but maybe it would be a good Idea to see another Dr. and ask them to check the e-rays very carefully, if they had not of looked very good on mine they said they never would of seen the hairline fracture. I hope everthing turns out for the best, and please let me know if it just happins to be the same problem I had, Good luck sweety.

my daughter is going to be two next month and i am still having lower back pains,even my legs i can't move at times i wish that someone can tell me whats causing all this problem,when i sits its so had for me to get up and when i do sometimes i feel my feet are separating and sliding with my baby in my hand,its really painful and hard for me though as i have to take care of both my son and daughter.wish that someone can help me with my problem.

My suggestion is to go to a good chiropractor! You may have dislocated something or may have a pinched sciatic nerve which I promise hurts like hell!!! When I started having the problem it was after my first son & I had a c-section! I got it under control and then got pregnant again, continued seeing the chiropractor during my pregancy and it wasn't as bad, but still there. Then 6 weeks after my 2nd son was born (2004) I developed random but very frequent "stabbing" pain in my left groin/pelvic thigh ligament/tendon. To this day (and after my 3rd c-section) no one can tell me what it is or why, but I feel soooo much better after a massage and adjustment. I have a massage so that they can really use deep pressure to clear toxins and whatnot out of my sciatic cavaties. It also loosens up my muscles and joints so that I adjust easier and it stays adjusted longer.

Bottom line, if you're afraid to see a chiropractor, don't be and if you already have one, make sure you go over EVERY thing with him/her. Also, request an MRI if x-rays don't show anything out of the ordinary, it could be more musculatory or other soft tissue related and an MRI will show that better than an x-ray. Also, if your doctor is not seeming to take your pain seriously and is just covering up the symptoms with painkillers or PT without properly looking at the situation, FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR! Find one that really listens and will look at things from another perspective. If you've had tests run, take the images or whatever, not just a report(when possible) to the new doctor and let him/her come up with something.
I have a great chiropractor if you need a referral to someone!

K. G

I had hip and pelvic pain during and after pregnancy, I am a PTA and I just started a new job, I work with a PT that does muscle energy techniques, she fixed my pelvic and hip pains, my OBGYN said she has had it for 20 years and there is nothing you can do, ya right! It worked, if you don't know of anyone around, go to Covenant Irving outpatient in Saginaw and see Krishna

I had a similar experience after delivery of my second child. I was told I had "nerve damage secondary to delivery". Nothing more than an occasional heating pad and pain releivers was my treatment - and time. I was sent to physical therapy but stopped after only a few visits due to time constraint issues. I think it may have helped me learn to deal with the pain during the time needed for a damaged nerve to heal. In time, the groin area where the pain first started began to subside but I am talking about 10-12 months after delivery. The other thing is that the pain began to travel down the inside of my leg and into my ankle and toes. Again, in time, this too subsided. However, I am not exaggerating when I say that the pain (which became more of an ache than a pain) and the numbness I felt in my ankle and big toe lasted nearly two years after delivery. So, just as I was told, the nerves DID eventually heal but it took a LONG time. If you have the same condition I had please know that I appreciate the pain you are in and that it will heal but just like so many things in life - it will take time. Good luck!

Is it bone/joint pain like a bruised feeling on your bones, or is it soft tissue pain?

Bone/joint pain stems from position of the baby in your womb and the way your bones spread apart to allow baby room to move out. It can be corrected with chiropractic care.

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