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What causes hip pain after delivery?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Question: HI,
i had underwent cesarean 25 days back and delivered a baby girl.
i used to have hip pain during pregnancy a lot, and still after pregnancy also i was suffering with hip pain a lot in the night.
can you suggest me the solutions.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
may need evaluation...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Hip pain is one of the common feature during pregnancy. It occurs due to hormonal reasons. Besides, the strain on the ligaments attached to hip bone due to growing fetus also plays a role. Sometimes due to difficult labor especially if you were exposed to trial of labor before caesarian section, it might also contribute to hip pain.

Most often this pain gradually disappears. However if the pain is significant and affecting your daily activities it is wise to visit a doctor / orthopedic surgeon and get it examined. Radiological tests including CT / MRI scan of the hip region may be necessary. In the meantime, you can try topical remedies such as warm compresses, topical pain balms / volini gel and physiotherapy and see if it helps.

Hope this addressed your concern. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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What causes hip pain after delivery?

Brief Answer: may need evaluation... Detailed Answer: Hi, Hip pain is one of the common feature during pregnancy. It occurs due to hormonal reasons. Besides, the strain on the ligaments attached to hip bone due to growing fetus also plays a role. Sometimes due to difficult labor especially if you were exposed to trial of labor before caesarian section, it might also contribute to hip pain. Most often this pain gradually disappears. However if the pain is significant and affecting your daily activities it is wise to visit a doctor / orthopedic surgeon and get it examined. Radiological tests including CT / MRI scan of the hip region may be necessary. In the meantime, you can try topical remedies such as warm compresses, topical pain balms / volini gel and physiotherapy and see if it helps. Hope this addressed your concern. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards