can i ask about SPD

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  1. cherylcusack

    cherylcusack Well-Known Member

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    Hello, ive never come across this before, and am wondering if my symptons are related to this.

    when i walk my downstairs area really hurts, also if i try to lift my leg up it hurts.

    when i lay on my back me lower sides feel like they are getting cramp, and also if i slightly bend over, my back and averything else that ive mentioned hurt

    im 17 weeks pregnant and its been like this for about 2 weeks, i didnt know if to mention this to the midwife as i thought they might just think im moaning about nothing.
     
  2. DebbieM

    DebbieM Well-Known Member

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    Could well be SPD. My groin area is really sore when I walk and getting up out of bed, walking up stairs, getting in and out of the car just makes it worse.

    I'd see your GP and explain things and see if you can get referred for physio..
     
  3. cherylcusack

    cherylcusack Well-Known Member

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    thankyou for your reply.it does sound like what you have, can they actually do anything about it though, and can i still have a natually birth. its quite embarrassing having to walk about clenching my teeth cause of the pain.
     
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    1sttimemum Well-Known Member

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    I get really sore hips and pelvcs area when i have been sat or lay down for a while - this has been happening for about the 3 weeks now.....

    I did see my doc as i thought it was the back pain - but now realised its my hips - and when i get up after being sat or lay i kinda wobble, like an old lady

    Do you think this is what i have?
     
  5. happy-chick

    happy-chick Well-Known Member

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    Theres some info here which u may find useful: SPD
     
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    1sttimemum Well-Known Member

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    Cool. thats a good page, think it is something i will have to dicuss with the midwife when i see here on the 20th - Strange tho as they say resting helps, but i find the more i rest the harder it is to get up when i need to!!! Defo have trouble turning in bed!!!
     
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    happy-chick Well-Known Member

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    U may find that your MW dismisses it as its quite early get SPD although if you think thats what it is then persevere or go to see your GP aswell, I was told that I had pelvic pain not SPD at first but then as ive got further on my physio therapist has confirmed it is actually SPD.

    It sounds like u have pelvic pain at the moment as it isnt in your groin area but thats not to say that it wont move around there but fingers crossed for you its just preggo aches and pains! :pray:
     
  8. cherylcusack

    cherylcusack Well-Known Member

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    mine is def in my groin area and back the worse, i also find it is worse once ive laid down, but does seem better in the morning than at night time. do you think they will say mine is too early to tell too
     
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    For the past 4 days, I have been suffering from what I thought was PGP (Pelvic Gridle Pain) It seems quite similar and is most likely just another name for the same condition.

    It is very painful and I am unable to walk at all. All I can manage is a trip to the toilet by holding onto the walls.

    It's too late for me to see a physio about it, but defo get refered as they will be able to help. xxx
     
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    1sttimemum Well-Known Member

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    Hope you get some luck soon Anne Marie- i noticed your ticker
     
  11. DebbieM

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    SPD no longer exists and is actually now referred to as Pelvic Girdle Pain (as I found out on Friday at my physio class).
     
  12. cherylcusack

    cherylcusack Well-Known Member

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    of to see a nurse at 10 so i,l let you know what she said to me
     
  13. DebbieM

    DebbieM Well-Known Member

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    Good luck. Don't let them dismiss it though!
     
  14. cherylcusack

    cherylcusack Well-Known Member

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    the nurse sent me to the gp and all the gp said was what are your symptons so i said then he said the only thing i can do is refer you to phsyio (cant spell it) dont know how long the waiting list is
     
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    My midwife referred me for Physio last week, I think it takes a couple of weeks, although it probably depends on you Local health Authority.
     
  16. muppetmummy

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    I had spd in my last pregnancy and it didn't affect my labour at all. Had a normal vaginal delivery with just pethidine and gas and air :D
     

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