Leg Pain 38 weeks pregnant

Casey - posted on 08/24/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I've been having a horrible leg pain way at the top of my left leg (feels like where it connects to my pelvic bone) for the past month or so and it just gets worse and worse. I didn't think anything of it at first, I just thought it was because my legs weren't use to the weight. It's gotten so bad now that it hurts 24/7 and everytime I go to move my leg the slightest bit it is almost unberable unless I lift it up with my hands. Has anyone else had this problem?

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April - posted on 09/04/2013

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Omg I have this same pain but in my right leg for a month now I'm 37 weeks today but my leg hurts so bad I feel like I have to drag it when I try to turn over in bed I want to cry I have tried hot baths and heating pads nothing relieves it HELP!!!

MomOf1 - posted on 09/28/2011

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i have the same problem bt i have shooting pains and they come and go bt my leg and hands and arms have been falling asleep alot lately

Tara - posted on 08/24/2009

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I have the same thing, had it with my 1st also. My doctor said it was my hips loosening for childbirth, and so did the chiropractor and massage therapist I have seen. Massage seems to help more than chiropractic for this pain. Also I found that walking when I can helps. If the pain is more to the back of your hips (into your butt) it may be more sciatic nerve pain, but if it seems more in the hip joint area it will be from the ligaments and joint loosening. If you can see a massage therapist that is trained in treating pregnant women that would definitely help, otherwise warm showers and as much stretching as you can tolerate will help.

Rebecca - posted on 08/24/2009

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i had hip and lower back pain the last 12 weeks or so of all three pregnancies. my doctor told me it is actually the joints loosening up due to the hormones and some women have less cartilage which is why it gets so painful.(lucky us!) mu doctor had me take calcium, tylenol for pain(up to 6 a day) and had me soak in epson salt in a warm bath. ask your doctor maybe he can suggest something too. hope this helps.

Casey - posted on 06/13/2013

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Thank you so much everyone! All of your answers helped me a lot! My baby girl is now 7 months and no more leg pains :) Hope you're all doing well!

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Melissa - posted on 08/24/2009

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It is a combination of the weight gain and your pelvis getting ready to accomodate the child birth. you may hurt till you deliver, ask your OB if you can just take a pain reliever; but it will all be worth it. :)

Krystal - posted on 08/24/2009

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I also agree with the sciatica nerve pain, I had it with my second child. Once she was born it went away. My doctor told me it could have been from the way she was positioning herself. Just let your doctor know, but you should be fine. God Bless and Good luck.

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I agree with the sciatica pain. You should feel better once your baby is born, pretty common. If you continue to have this leg pain with tingling and numbness through your butt and down your leg I would suggest making an appt with an orthopedic doctor that specializes in backs.

Lamona - posted on 08/24/2009

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I had the same problem, what I did was take warm baths and kept my legs elevated, this may ease the pain some. It did for me

Krista - posted on 08/24/2009

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Sounds like sciatica. Google it and see if the symptoms are what you're feeling. I had REALLY bad sciatic pain when I was pregnant. No matter what I did, it wouldn't go away and it's like a throbbing pain that goes up and down your leg. Unfortunately, not much you can do. I found that taking a hot bath worked a little bit.

Stacey - posted on 08/24/2009

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I had the same problem. It was pretty bad, but I just figured it was my body changing and carrying all of the extra weight. It went away when my son was born, but I still have a spot on that leg that feels numb and tingly sometimes. I'm not sure if the baby was on a nerve for a long time or if it could have been caused by the epidural???

Abbie - posted on 08/24/2009

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Im guessing you need to be adjusted by a chiropractor, or a massage therapist that is specialized in Thai massage, o sports massage both of which do a lot of stretching. Does the pain go away when pressure is applied right around the hip area? If so then your hips are out of alighnment. A simple fix .........sorta, but since you are so far in your pregnancy your relaxin hormone is very strong and won't allow you to hold an adjustment for very long.............more then likely.

Vicki - posted on 08/24/2009

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I had illiotibial band syndrome towards the end of my pregnancy. It was literally a pain in the butt. My doctor's advice was massage, excercise, and it will probably go away on its own.

Casey - posted on 08/24/2009

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He would be more than happy to if he could but he is in AIT for the army right now =/

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