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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    Oh boy, I had that pain when I was pg. I always said it felt like I was saddle sore. Like I had been riding a mule on a rocky trail for days!

    I have no idea what it is. My OB at the time just brushed it off as normal pg aches and pains. But it hurt! So I feel for you and am so sorry you're having it. It wouldn't hurt to ask your doc about it at your next appointment.


    Sorry I couldn't be of more help. But just wanted to say something since I've BTDT.


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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    I'm 33 weeks at the moment with #2 and my "medical issues" have been completely different this time from the first time. I had a lot of back pain and leg pain this time (from my hip to the back of my knee). My OB ended up sending me to a physical therapist and it helped me a lot. She's shown me a few stretches and strength exercises, and has helped with some tricks to try to help the pain.

    I can't remember what my problem was called, but I think it's worth calling your OB/midwife and about it and possibly looking into PT (the therapist she sent me too works with pregnant women a lot) - in my mind, PT is noninvasive and can't hurt. For me, it really helped a lot. My insurance covered most of the therapy too.

    Feel better.

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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    Obviously it is impossible to diagnose someone online, but the first thing that came to mind was a symphysis pubis dysfunction. I would talk to your OB/midwife and ask for a referral for physical therapy. Look for someone who has experience/training in dealing w/ pregnancy related issues.

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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    Upper inner thigh pain has been my biggest pregnancy complaint. I also did an online search and found the Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction information. I talked to my midwife about it, but her response was that unless it was immobilizing me that it was just one of those things I'd have to deal with.

    I think it's gotten better in the last couple weeks (either that or other late pregnancy discomforts have masked it!).

    I would definitely check in with your OB/midwife. I think the PT the other posters mentioned would have helped a lot.

    Good luck!

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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    I had that horrible pain as well. Getting out of bed, putting on pants, and walking were absolutely excruciating. My midwife wrote it off as normal pregnancy pain, but I thought it sounded more like Symphisis Pubis Dysunction from what I read. Although I wish I had, I never went to see anyone who specializes in it, and was never ever able to get relief from it until after delivery. If your OB/midwife dismisses it as normal pregnancy pain, I would try to find someone who specifically deals with this. I hope you find some relief.

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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    Holy cripes! I just read the description of this and I'm sure I had it when I was pregnant. And...I ended up having a c-section because Carrie was facing the wrong way. I am totally going to pursue this the next time, because I kept complaining about it and my OB brushed me off. I wonder if she had taken me more seriously if I could have avoided that c-section.

    To the OP: it was worst for me getting in and out of the car, and I had to sleep with a body pillow to be able to get out of bed in the morning.

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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    I had something similar in my pregnancy, but I self-diagnosed it as round ligament pain. For the longest time I thought I'd sprained my groin muscles! It went away after delivery.
    Tarah
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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    Yep, I had that pain...with both pg's! Hated it! But it went away after having the baby. Hang in there!

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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    I'm sorry you're dealing with this! It can be SO painful. I had it with both PGs, but it was definitely worse the second time. My OB pretty much blew it off, but a high-risk OB I had to see for another problem confirmed that it was probably SPD. Unfortunately, there's not much medically that can be done until after you give birth.

    I found that the pain was better if I was very conscious of my movement patterns... like always sitting on the bed to put my pants on, and keeping my knees together when I turned over in bed. Also, lots and lots of rest was helpful. I was kind of panicked at the idea of labor with the degree of pain I was in, but mercifully mine faded over the last few weeks of my pregnancy.

    Hang in there, and good luck!

    Missy, mom to Gwen 03/03 and Rebecca 09/05

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    Default RE: Pain in upper inner thigh during pregnancy - is this common?

    I've had a lot of similar pain in both pregnancies, and thought that I just had to deal with it (that's what my ob told me too, last time) - then I found a solution this time around when it cropped up by 12 weeks!

    First of all, I see a chiropractor every few weeks. It is amazing how much better I feel with those visits.

    Second of all, I put an absolute limit on the amount of weight I lift. Through trial and error, I found that my limit was about 12-15lbs. Yep, that means no lifting DS from the ground (though I have found that if he climbs on the couch or a bed, and I hug him to me, I can carry him a little bit). The more lifting I try to do, the worse it is.

    HTH!
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