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Pubic bone pain beautyqueeen Due April 4 (boy); 1 child; Ontario 294 posts
28th Jan '13

Second pregnancy - 30 weeks along.
Never had pubic bone pain in my first pregnancy. This afternoon I was laying in bed and felt a sharp uncomfortable pain in my vaginal, and my pubic bone. It hurts to walk, it feels like someone punched me in my pubic bone area. Anyone else experience this or know what it is? I've also been having alot of extreme Braxton hicks this pregnancy. It got so bad once that it woke me up out of the night. I sometimes.es get them consistently for hours at a time.... Any advice or input would be appreciated! :)

doors33 1 child; Tonawanda, New York 478 posts
28th Jan '13

Um... yes...?



Are we playing a game here? O.o

beautyqueeen Due April 4 (boy); 1 child; Ontario 294 posts
28th Jan '13

LOL, no... I'm on my ipad. I accidently sent...bone lol :p

doors33 1 child; Tonawanda, New York 478 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting beautyqueeen:" LOL, no... I'm on my ipad. I accidently sent...bone lol :p"


That has to be the best auto-correct type fail ever. lol XD



As for your issue, I don't have that much input other than... just try to take it easy and don't push yourself. Elevating your legs while you're laying down might help as well. And the vaginal pain could be the baby sitting on your cervix. Mine does that sometimes as well and that's what my OB told me.

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1474 posts
status 28th Jan '13

sorry dont know what it is, but i am experiencing the same pains! its hurts like hell when i walk but its only on my left side and goes around thigh!!! I just figured it was pregnancy pains!!!

HamHam 18 kids; India 3485 posts
28th Jan '13

Sounds like round ligament pain or maybe posterior pelvic pain? Either way, it sucks. I took my exercise ball to work today because sitting at my desk in the office chair makes the pain way worse. Hope you find some relief soon!

Lashawn Clark-Malloy Due February 23 (girl); 2 kids; Wappingers Falls, New York 7 posts
28th Jan '13

I have pubic bone pain. Do you hear or feel clicking sometimes when you walk? I do and I can hardly walk. I use crutches to get around and I try not to spread my legs open too far apart or I will get the pain as well. When I get into my car, I have to pick up and swing both of my legs together to get in. Going up and down the stairs I have to step one leg at a time one step at a time. This is rough on me... but I have been diagnosed with SPD...Symphysis pubis dysfunction. Your pain may not be that, but not many people know what this is. Even some doctors brush it off as being a normal part of pregnancy but it is a real condition where the pubis symphysis separates because too much of the hormone relaxin is released and it causes pain. Some people get mild pain and others excruciating. With my second pregnancy, I felt like you do now but no one would listen to me and just brushed me off. I delivered my daughter and my pelvis separated and I could not walk for 3 months. Now that I am pregnant with my third child, my symptoms came on stronger and earlier. I am 35 weeks pregnant now and I can't do anything really. I was just really blessed to find a doctor that knew about this problem and is treating me accordingly. I really hate that there are healthcare professionals that do not know of this condition and just say it is normal. I am an RN and even my friend who is an labor and delivery nurse asked me what SPD was... I was like really???? You work in L&D you should know this. People need to be educated about this condition and the different things that could be done about it to reduce pain. I hope its not what you have but it is something worth looking into. We have to be our own advocates. If we don't look out for ourselves, who will???

Donna Marie & Mommy 1 child; San Diego, California 338 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Lashawn Clark-Malloy:" I have pubic bone pain. Do you hear or feel clicking sometimes when you walk? I do and I can hardly walk. ... [snip!] ... have but it is something worth looking into. We have to be our own advocates. If we don't look out for ourselves, who will??? "


I have the pain too, but I just assumed it was just another pregnancy symptom. What freaks me out though is the fact that you mentioned the clicking. I feel and here the clicking when I walk! It's not unbearable to walk, but it is very uncomfortable. Do you think I should mention it to my OB? That's terrible that you couldn't walk for 3 months!! Poor thing!

Lashawn Clark-Malloy Due February 23 (girl); 2 kids; Wappingers Falls, New York 7 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Lisa Marie Brown:" I have the pain too, but I just assumed it was just another pregnancy symptom. What freaks me out though ... [snip!] ... uncomfortable. Do you think I should mention it to my OB? That's terrible that you couldn't walk for 3 months!! Poor thing!"


I really think you should mention it to your OB but don't be surprised if the doc says oh its just part of pregnancy or brushes it off. The 'red flag' to me is the clicking when you walk. If you research SPD and other women who have it, for some reason I have read that it happens with second pregnancies as did mine. With my son I was fine but it totally separated with my second pregnancy. I could walk with my second pregnancy I just had very bad pubic pain and some clicking. When she came out and the epidural wore off thats when the clicking was very audible and I had fallen to the floor because I was in excruciating pain. The hospital had no idea what was wrong with me until they sent me to xray almost 1 day and half later. That was when I could not walk for three months. I had to use a wheelchair, walker, had Physical Therapy and a Visiting Nurse come to my house for that time frame to get me walking again. With subsequent pregnancies the pain comes on stronger and earlier in the preg. Mine started at 5 months with this pregnancy and as my baby grows and get heavier the pain get worse because of the trauma from before. My doc now said that mine is so bad that she would love for me to go into labor soon because I could probably deliver a 5 or 6 lb baby without any further trauma but if she is 8 lbs or more like with my second child then I am going to be in the same predicament as before. The only thing I can suggest is to bring it up with your doc and do research on it. There is a lot. I go to the chiropractor to realign my pelvis which helps some. Ice the pubic area with a bag of peas and there is a video on youtube which shows you what exercise to do to strengthen that area. http://youtu.be/aVW7lalrwxE. The key here is that if you are starting to show signs of this condition, when you deliver you cannot have your legs spread wide open because that just opens your pelvis even more and contributes to the injury. See what the OB says and let us know. I hope you will be fine.:D 4 more weeks for me.. I am counting down the days.

Donna Marie & Mommy 1 child; San Diego, California 338 posts
29th Jan '13

I'll definitely talk to him about it when I see him on Thursday. Thank you for the info! I can't imagine all the pain you went through! I'm glad you have a doctor who is taking it seriously this time though!

beautyqueeen Due April 4 (boy); 1 child; Ontario 294 posts
3rd Feb '13

Update, I went to my physical, not only.but..she was on vacation for a month. Dr told me it's a bladder infection, prescribed me antibiotics, after I got my medication I got call from the pharmacy saying it is not reccomened in their trimester. So I called my dreams and since it's the weekend, I had to call my on call Dr and she said they sent my urine to the lab and results came back negative. So they told me to come in and be accessed. So I went in, the did another urine sample, the dip stick said again that I have it. In the end the on call Dr prescribed me more anti biotics, penicillin.told me if the pain goes away it was a utility, if not its something else.. I still haven't tKen the medication, I don't even feel like I have a uti... I just have a feeling it's something else. This pain all started one day while I was right about to take a nap and I felt an intense amount of pain and pressure.and I just felt different... O. B. Comes back tomorrow. Going to make an appppt. What do u guys think?

Lashawn Clark-Malloy Due February 23 (girl); 2 kids; Wappingers Falls, New York 7 posts
3rd Feb '13

Hi there,
I am sorry that you are going through this. I can't believe they gave you medication that you were not supposed to take during your last trimester. That's why its good that there is a cross reference before a patient is given a medication. Anyway, penicillin is totally safe for you to take. If they said your urine dip stick was positive then you probably have a uti. Did they do a culture as well? that takes a couple of days to come back. Does it burn when you go to the bathroom? and do you go often and I know we go often because it is our third trimester but I mean ALOT??? Sorry, its my RN questions and two years of med school that have me thinking and asking questions :) You often can get pubic pain from a uti turning into a bladder infection. If I were you, it would not hurt to take the penicillin today until you get to your doctor tomorrow. If the pain goes away great! Its not SPD. I rather you have a bladder infection than SPD and you will feel results within a day and half. plus if it is a bladder infection you want to treat it right away because they can bring on premature contractions if you don't treat it. Or, it can be a combo of both. See what your OB says tomorrow but make sure you get in there tomorrow. Let us know how it goes. If you start taking the meds be sure to drink plenty of water. :)

beautyqueeen Due April 4 (boy); 1 child; Ontario 294 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Lashawn Clark-Malloy:" Hi there, I am sorry that you are going through this. I can't believe they gave you medication that you ... [snip!] ... make sure you get in there tomorrow. Let us know how it goes. If you start taking the meds be sure to drink plenty of water. :)"


Yes, they did a culture a fewdays ago and it came back negative...I have absolutely no symptoms of a uti. Orbladder infection, no burning, no more pee than usul, it's lways a full pee, not dribbles... I'm familiar with the symptoms... I don't even have crumb of what it feels like. I just don't feel comfortable taking, medication ...safe or not... I don't feel like I have a bladder infection. I'm also not a dr...idk,it's confusing..

Lashawn Clark-Malloy Due February 23 (girl); 2 kids; Wappingers Falls, New York 7 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting beautyqueeen:" Yes, they did a culture a fewdays ago and it came back negative...I have absolutely no symptoms of a ... [snip!] ... taking, medication ...safe or not... I don't feel like I have a bladder infection. I'm also not a dr...idk,it's confusing.."

Oh boy....so your urine culture was negative but your dipstick was positive. I am reading your post again because I just woke up and wanted to make sure I got all of it. In medical school we learned that sometimes you can have a false positive with a dipstick but the urine culture is more accurate. If you don't feel comfortable taking the med just wait until tomorrow. and remember don't let anyone bully you into their answers. If you want them to look into SPD then make them because you know your body the best. Make them explain to you why your culture is negative and dipstick was positive. Everytime I do a urine dipstick at the doc office I have blood in my urine and have had it since third month of pregnancy. They just told me its because I am pregnant. I guess its nothing because my doc is not concerned about it. My point is that if you feel it is not the UTI, like I said make sure you make them look into the SPD. Are you having a hard time walking? I am in my final weeks and I can't even lay down in the bed anymore I am in excruciating pain. I have to sleep in my recliner. My walking in the house is getting worse.I don't go outside by myself. I have been in the house for 5 days because I don't want to come down the stairs. It may sound weird but I don't want to use the crutches in the house but i walk holding my stomach up to relieve the pressure off my pelvis and I can at least get to the bathroom, but i can't walk for long. To the bathroom and back to the recliner. I feel like the crutches make it more difficult for me to maneuver in the house and I won't get to the bathroom on time. My muscles there are so weak. So I try to do my pelvic floor exercises. It helps a little. See what your doc says tomorrow. He has been following you. Sometimes its not good to have others treat you because your main doctor knows you best.