Symptoms of mild spd?

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PaniniRoses Posts: 3628
I've been getting pain in my pelvis for about 6 weeks now, very low down, right in my crotch where my legs meet my trunk if that makes sense - based on a diagram I found online, it's in my symphysis pubis. It's not there all the time, but I get it if I'm not careful about turning over (ie knees together), or if I've been on my feet a lot especially after a walk or running around after DD for the day, or the odd time if I'm lifting one leg higher than the other (eg putting on my slipper boots this evening). Because it's intermittant and it's a fairly short sharp pain which eases quite quickly when I rest, I wasn't sure if it's spd. My next appt is the week after next so I'll ask about it then, but from reading past threads it seems some women are dismissed with the early signs of spd so I want to be reasonably sure if I have to stand my ground!
ohsotired Posts: 7071
Sounds like it could be pelvic girdle pain - I got a belt from the hospital physio for walking and it does help but there are still times when it feels like somebody has kicked me in the groin - not the nicest feeling in the world!
PaniniRoses Posts: 3628
That's exactly how it feels Ohsotired! Do you have to be referred to the physio by the consultant or can you self refer? (I'm in HS)
ohsotired Posts: 7071
I'm in the Coombe so I mentioned it at an ante-natal appointment and got a referral for the physio. I would give them a call directly though in the first instance - the worst they'll say is that you need to get the referral! Be very careful bending over and picking things up etc - I went to pick something off the floor a few weeks ago and I could literally feel my pelvis click in and out of place - ouchie!!! Try a pillow between your knees when sleeping and keep legs together getting in and out of car as much as you can - little things like that can help but not as much as we would like! Hope you feel better soon!
PaniniRoses Posts: 3628
Good idea, I'll give them a call tomorrow, as you say I can always ask for a referral if I need to at my appt. I have started using my dream genii pillow again and it's great! I need to be more careful in the car, I saw a suggestion to put a plastic bag on the seat to make swiveling easier, which I must do too. I'll have to be wary of bending...the sound of a clicky pelvis is a bit scary!
strangeangel Posts: 1269
Here's a top tip for you - don't ever decide to unfold your buggy by trying to kick the wheels apart with one foot if you have this (or even if you don't, probably) - OMG I thought I had broken my pelvis forever when I made the mistake of doing this around 28 weeks. Luckily it improved a day later after sitting on my yoga ball for the afternoon. Also, I've had similar pain on and off since around 20 weeks and am happy to say it didn't get progressively worse and I haven't actually done anything specific for it.
PaniniRoses Posts: 3628
Oh god, I'm wincing at the thought of that StrangeAngel! I only tend to use the Bugaboo when we're going for a walk from the house, so thankfully don't have to worry about that too much but must bear it in mind just in case.
babyblaBBer Posts: 2448
defo ring the physio dept immediately coz there is a couple of months wait time. in the mean time you can get a belt for support when you're walking (called a serola sacrocilic belt or something, ask the physio dept for details) and always, always keep your knees together!!! if it's getting worse and the wait is too long you can go to private physios who specialise in SPD and pelvic girdle pain.