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    Default Very sore pelvis/Hips

    Hi,

    I am 22 weeks and carrying twins they are normal sized for 2x22 weeks and in the past week or two I have been experiencing a new level of pain in the pelvic region.

    Sometimes it is a burning muscular pain and more recently it feels like my pelvic bones are being prized apart.
    I understand about relaxin and how our ligaments stretch but when does discomfort/pain become something you worry about ? I am finding it hard to sit/stand or even lie in one position for more than 10 mins at a time and it seems to get worse as the day goes on.

    By 6 pm getting up and down is excrusiating.
    I was actually restricted to bed for 12 hrs 2 on 2 days last week due to the pain.
    Do I write this pain off as "normal" or do I prompt a visit to the docs?
    On a scale of 1-10 it is at least a 6 or 7 .. and panadol does very little to ease it.
    Last pregnancy I had some discomfort.. but that was post week 32.. now it is twice as bad and much earlier?

    Thanks in advance

    kaety


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    hi kaety,i can relate to you and what your describing is exactly what i had im 31 weeks and sort of get it from time to time but usually got it around 20-28 weeks i was told that all your bones are moving to get itself ready for labour...

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    Kaety sounds to me like you should get yourself to a physio. Sounds definitely like Pelvic Instability and it can cause permanent damage if you leave it untreated... I have it so I sympathise greatly!

    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    I'm no expert but burning is definitley a sign of pelvic instability I'm afraid, so I'd definitley go to your Dr and get it checked out. Have you had any clicking when turning? Thats another sign.

    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    I would recommend seeing a physio Kaety, I too had similar problems with my pg during the last trimester - however probably nowhere near as severe as yours.
    My physio (just at the public hospital) was able to recommend some gentle stretching excercises, and also gave me a sort of brace/belt to wear around my hips which is supposed to help support your pelvis more.
    It sounds like you are a fair amount of pain, so I would definately recommend going to talk to your Dr about it and seeing what they can recommend for you.
    *hugs*

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    Thanks Ladies!!

    I have a referral to the physio for unrelated symptoms (carpal tunnel) and I think I may be in for a visit to the docs this arvo anyway...

    So I will discuss it with them asap!

    Thanks again

    kaety

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