Anybody else with killer hip joint pain?

Kim - posted on 08/12/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Been going on for a week now, whenever I walk, or sit/stand/lay wrong, My left hip kills. In the joint of my leg and hip. I dont remember this with my oldest. My husband says its fine, that its just from the pelvic bones spreading. Which makes sense, but it hurts so bad. I dont want to go to the doctors if it is normal because we only have one car, and my husband has it all day. And hes in the Army so hes always super busy at work, they are getting ready for deployment. So I dont want him to miss work if its nothing dangerous. Ive tried tylonal, but it doesnt always help.

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Ana - posted on 08/30/2012

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Tiffany - posted on 09/14/2010

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I have a condition called Symphys Pubis Dysfunction, or SPD. From what I have been told by my OB, not many docs know about it. Talk to your doctor, there are things they can do to help. Tylenol doesn't really help me, but mild heat does, also they have me in physical therapy. With SPD, you can have hip problems for years after you deliver. I had it with my first baby in 2008, and continued to have hip pain through this pregnancy. It's caused basically by your body releasing too much of the hormones that help get your pubic bones ready for delivery, and since you start releasing those hormones in the first trimester, it can start causing problems soon. If you want more info or maybe to read up on it and see if maybe you think this might be your problem just google SPD. There are alot of helpful websites. Hope this helps and good luck!!!

Jacqueline - posted on 08/23/2010

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My left hip is bruised and I have severe varicose vein in my entire right leg, jay jay, right arm and left forehead oddly enough. He lays low and on my right side but kicks super hard on my left hip.

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Tamara - posted on 09/28/2010

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I am SOOO happy to say that the Soy Lecithin(3with breakfast and 3 with dinner) I am now taking has relived almost all of the pain I was having in my hips/pelvis! Now it's just remembering to breath through the braxton hicks that are sometimes so strong and regular now! Only a few weeks left to go now!

Ninedra - posted on 09/28/2010

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WoW,so glad i am not alone...i am on my third child and the pain is horrifying...my back pops every morning, i get up very stiff and numb...it really sucks...but hopefully this will be all over with real soon..i am 37 weeks and 3 days! Ready for my relief!

Tamara - posted on 09/15/2010

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I spoke with a nurse practioner today who used to be a midwife and she suggested Soy Lecithin as a supplement to take as it allows for fatty acids to be absorbed better and helps to reduce inflammation. She said I should feel relief in 24 hours or so! I so need relief from this pelvic pain! Let's see what happens!

Naomi - posted on 09/15/2010

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my gp has prescribed codeine/paracetamol for me as the pain is shocking... i only take at night but it does wonders and you get some sleep and they are class A in pregnancy so totally safe though some doctors still don't like to prescribe

Tamara - posted on 09/15/2010

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I do not remember pain like this with my first 2 children...baby number 3 due at the end of October and staying in one position too long brings on severe pain through the pelvis when I move but works it's self out in a few minutes. Then being mobile for too long also brings on pains too...not winning either way! lol...counting down the weeks to delivery! Glad I could read all of your posts as I don't feel alone now! Thanks Ladies!

Samantha - posted on 08/28/2010

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my mum still has this pain from carrying my brother 18 years ago. after seeing many specialists it has been confirmed that the pain is caused from the siatic nerve in the back, and not the hip. so i went to see my mums specialist and he said the baby lying on the siatic nerve and causing the pain in my hip. he also said there is nothing i can do about the pain as the nerve is being compressed. hopefully when the baby comes the pain will go, but there is a chance i'll have it for a couple of months after the birth, and small possibility that the pain will never competely go :/

Angeline - posted on 08/28/2010

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ah...so this is normal! I don't remember my hips being this sore with my daughter three years ago though! Second pregnancy and body is not taking things as easily as the first! I must say that lying down a bit more with a larger cushion between my thighs when I lie on my side has made a difference at night. Good luck ladies...we are nearly there!

Betty - posted on 08/28/2010

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I have the same problem, the dr says it will end when the baby is born. It is from the weight of the baby moving down. Sitting in the floor with my feet together (pulling your feet toward your groin) is about the only position that releives the pressure for me!

Samantha - posted on 08/25/2010

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i have really bad pain in my left hip. currently 31 weeks, i've had it since 25 weeks. i asked my doctor about it and he said it was because my baby is sitting quite low and my pelvic bones were separating. he advised me not to stand for long periods of time, which was impossible due to my job. i couldn't stand it past 29 weeks, so i was put on maternity leave. the pain is better, but still there constantly. i have difficulty getting up, rolling over in bed and walking around for more than 5 mins. heat packs make the pain worse, and the area isnt one i can massage because its right in the joint.

MaLinda - posted on 08/23/2010

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I have the same thing and I was told by my doctor my hips are shifting. It got so bad I could not sleep. I later went to some physical therapy involving basic exercises and massages. after about a few weeks the pain was reduced to a little pinch every now and then. The basic exercises helped so much just do them before I sleep and when I wake up.

Kristin - posted on 08/22/2010

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I had a hip problem before I was pregnant, now made worse by spreading ligaments and the extra weight of the baby. Not to mention carrying my 35-pound kid around. :) I ended up going to a chiropractor and he did an adjustment and showed me some exercises I could do to keep everything in place and strengthen the area. It has helped. But I still can't do a lot of standing, and bending or lifting makes it worse really fast. He also said to make sure you are sleeping with a pillow between your legs to take pressure off of your hips. Hope you are feeling better!

Maria - posted on 08/19/2010

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i do too. especially at night. i have to switch sides a lot so all the pressures not in just 1 hip.

Naomi - posted on 08/16/2010

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sounds like everyone has sciatic pain happening... i have just started with this preg. and had it REALLY bad with my last got to the point where i couldn't sit or stand for more than a few minutes... you'll know if it is generally involves pain, tingling/numbness can be in one side or both (usually one more so) down your hip/butt and more severe cases going down you leg. i have trouble getting into a good position at night as it is quite painful. if you have this be careful with your back cause this is where the problem originates (pressure on your sciatic nerve) otherwise it could just be your ligaments relaxing due to the relaxin and the pressure from you bub on a nerve somewhere...

no pain is fun so hope you find some relief :-)

Stephanie - posted on 08/16/2010

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Yes, I have had quite a bit of hip pain, also on the left side. I have found that sitting on an excercise ball or leaning forward on the couch helps to relieve it. Also, I have been going for massages and that helps as well.

Ashleigh - posted on 08/15/2010

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I am in the same boat, I'm almost 33 wks and my left hip is killing me sometimes it is hard to get out of bed and go to the bathroom. I have had a previous hip injury though too and I have a 2 yr old that likes to be carried on that hip. The only things that help me are tylenol, warm baths (if you can get back out of the tub, I know its hard for me to) and Biofreeze or like an icy hot type substance. Good luck!

Tawny - posted on 08/14/2010

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Your not the only one..Im 31 weeks and my left hip hurts really bad especially at night when I sleep it feels like it starts to go numb. I hope it gets better for you!!

Wendy - posted on 08/14/2010

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When I was 28 weeks I had really bad pains there and went to the hospital, she said it was because it's my first and my body needs to grow but if the pain went to the point where I could not handle then to go back. If it's getting to the point of not being able to handle I would go to see someone, just as what the hospital said to me. Hope all is well!

Kim - posted on 08/12/2010

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Im 30 weeks and 4 days. Its been getting progressivly worse, the pain is the same level, but it lasts longer and isnt as easily stopped than when it first started last week.

Hailey - posted on 08/12/2010

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i have had similar pains right through (my hips started spreading at 8 weeks)... I agree with your husband that it is likely just your pelvic bone/hips spreading... I wouldn't worry too much about it if I were you, unless it gets worse. How far along are you now? Sometimes it can be an indicator of more going on... or just have to do with baby pushing down if it happens to be 'fully engaged' and ready for delivery.

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