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Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1999 Feb;78(2):111-5.

Symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation in pregnancy. II: Symptoms and clinical signs.

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Department of Rheumatology, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Pelvic pain in pregnancy appears to be a problem that is increasing. This study was undertaken to describe and analyze the relationship between subjective symptoms, daily disability, and clinical findings in women with symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation in pregnancy

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Out of 1600 pregnant women 238 had pelvic pain. After a clinical examination 11 women were excluded due to low back pain. The rest, 227 women, was considered having symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation during pregnancy.

RESULTS:

Symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation in pregnancy seriously interferes with many activities of daily living such as housekeeping, walking, working, and sexual life. The women's statements of pelvic pain are well correlated to the number of positive clinical tests.

CONCLUSION:

Symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation in pregnancy causes considerable disabilities concerning daily activities.

PMID:
10023872
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