+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,086
    Thanks
    1,285
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Extremely painful pelvic/groin area :(

    I'm currently 33 1/2 weeks pregnant and suffering hugely with pain in the whole groin area.. I can't even pinpoint exactly where it hurts because it's like an all-consumingh throbbing painful sensation. It feels like I've been kicked in the crotch, while sumilultaously carrying a bowling ball inside me that is trying to escape.. Coupled with painful sensations in my pelvis every time I walk or shift my legs over (eg if I'm lying down or sitting). This is definitely the worst pain I've been in this pregnancy and in my other 2 pregnancies. Even now, I'm just lying in bed and feeling throbbing pain. And I believe I have a very high pain threshold. And this is after I took Panadol half an hour ago... And I'm even wearing Src shorts. Seriously Wtf?!

    Is this normal? Is it a sign of anything? Any suggestions for how to relieve it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    806
    Thanks
    271
    Thanked
    374
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I think it's due to the relaxin hormone kicking in preparing for the birth. My OB also told me the bottom part of the uterus grows like 10cm in the last trimester so all your ligaments are stretching out. It's no fun!
    It was horrible with my first, but this time around I've taken steps to avoid it & still going ok at 36 weeks (bit sore but nothing like last time).
    What worked for me: regular chiro appointments to keep everything in alignment, ice pack to the groin each night (reduce swelling), avoid movements where you separate your legs eg keep legs together when rolling in bed or getting in/out of car, try to rest as much as possible - long walks started making things worse for me around the 35 week mark.
    Obviously mention it to your care provider, but a lot of women suffer in the same way so know your not alone!
    Also paracetamol/codeine combos may be an option for stronger pain relief, but maybe check it by your Dr first.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to rosey82 For This Useful Post:

    witherwings  (25-09-2016)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,656
    Thanks
    1,960
    Thanked
    2,567
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Sounds like symphysis pubis dysfunction. Try and get into a physio.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to amyd For This Useful Post:

    witherwings  (25-09-2016)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,086
    Thanks
    1,285
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Extremely painful pelvic/groin area :(

    Thanks ladies, I've been harping on about SPD for some weeks now but today (and much of yesterday) has been next-level pain. It definitely got worse when I was getting into my car yesterday so this possibly aggrevated it. Maybe Bub is engaged as well.. Who knows... I'll see my ob Tuesday week so will find out more. I'll see if I can find a physio as well.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,656
    Thanks
    1,960
    Thanked
    2,567
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    In the meantime avoid steps and keep your knees together at all times. Don't squat!

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to amyd For This Useful Post:

    witherwings  (25-09-2016)

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    87
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    56
    Reviews
    0
    Keep your legs together getting in and out of your car too. Get into the car bum first, then swing your legs in. Getting out swing your legs out together first.

    Sleeping with a pillow between your knees should help as well.

    Good luck. It's such a painful thing to experience.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Pixie Dust For This Useful Post:

    witherwings  (25-09-2016)

  11. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,086
    Thanks
    1,285
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Thank you! Will definitely follow this advice! Cheers!

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    124
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked
    88
    Reviews
    0
    Yep, I had severe SPD from week 22, I was on crutches for the last trimester. I second the recommendation of going to a Physio who can help you strengthen the muscles around the pelvis to take the pressure off. You may also need a specialised spd belt to help you get around, your Physio should be able to get you one. Good luck, I wouldn't wish the discomfort on anyone - my c/s was a breeze in comparison!

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to hermia For This Useful Post:

    witherwings  (27-09-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Sores on DS groin. What do these look like?
    By Bond Girl in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 17-05-2016, 14:55
  2. Extremely shy almost 4 year old
    By lovepink in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30-10-2015, 23:09
  3. Extremely long ranty WWYD
    By harvs in forum General Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-10-2015, 15:03

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
Tribalance
TriBalance is a physio, yoga & pilates studio in Brisbane's inner north, offering specialised women's health physiotherapy services. Weekly pregnancy yoga classes are scheduled at the studio on Thursdays 1- 2pm and Saturdays 1-2:15pm.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!