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How does spd feel? And dvt?

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soontobeamum1982 Sat 01-Apr-17 18:32:17

Firstly, I am a massive worrier about my health. So I prone to over-reacting about everything.

Last night my leg was a bit sore. I didn't think much of it (i'd been standing up for a long time with colleagues at an event) and went to bed. This morning walking was painful in my left upper inside leg/groin area, feels like a bad pulled muscle. I had to go out so walked slowly. Annoying pain, not unbearable, and it doesn't hurt to put weight on the leg, just to move the muscles.

This afternoon the leg is aching more, but only in that one spot. There's no heavyness.

I assumed that maybe i'd developed SPD (I'm 22 weeks) so I read some SPD threads for advice and found some very scary posts on there about people getting severe DVT after assuming it was just SPD.

Now I'm freaked out.

The annoying thing is we have guests staying from australia this weekend, plus i'm working all day tomorrow, and it's sunday so GP and midwife not easy to contact until Monday anyway.

So can anyone tell me here what SPD feels like and what DVT feels like? There's no redness, swelling or heat and to be honest if I hadn't read that post I would have assumed all muscular/nerve pain as that's exactly what it feels like - not anything heavy or achy. More of a strain pain. In particular I can't squeeze my thigh muscles together when sitting as it really hurts on the left side.

Any thoughts anyone? Obviously if it gets much worse overnight i'll have to go to A&E in the morning and upset everyone at work (I am Sunday cover, so someone will have to work an extra day if i'm off).

Scrumptiousbears Sat 01-Apr-17 18:34:20

SPD will be pain in your hips and or pelvis. Mine felt like my pelvis was being pulled apart from between my legs.

SummerHouse Sat 01-Apr-17 18:36:16

SPD hurts when you walk, stand on one foot, turn over in bed and lie on your side. I found it really specific to these movements. It caused me no problems at all. It can be really minor. The pain was just in the groin area. Try not to worry. I am sure you will be fine.

HCantThinkOfAUsername Sat 01-Apr-17 18:36:59

A dvt the area will feel warm/hot and it will be swollen so get a measuring tape and measure both legs.
I've had a few! Treatment will be blood thinning injections.
Hope your feeling better soon flowers

TwinkleStars15 Sat 01-Apr-17 18:51:19

I had a massive DVT from my groin to my knee and it was agony. But I don't know other peoples experiences. It started off like a pulled muscle bur quickly swelled up and became impossible to walk on. Hope that helps.

HCantThinkOfAUsername Sat 01-Apr-17 18:54:37

Yes totally agree twinkle mine started feeling like a swollen lymph node/flu then over the course of a few hours it was agony.

shirleycartersaidso Sat 01-Apr-17 18:56:06

Haven't had a Dvt but my spd felt like me pelvis was literally separating as I moved. Which it was.

soontobeamum1982 Sat 01-Apr-17 18:57:56

Thanks Twinkle and Can'tThink - I will keep an eye on it this evening and if it gets worse or swells I'll insist OH takes me to A&E to get it checked out. Good tip re: measuring tape too!

I just don't want to make an unnecessary fuss while we have guests, and OH dismisses anything I worry about because I have such a history of extreme health anxiety and, of course, 99 per cent of it turns out to be nothing at all.

Lules Sat 01-Apr-17 18:59:56

Could it be sciatica? The way it's down one leg sounds like that?

Sundaygal Sat 01-Apr-17 19:32:37

For me SPD felt like searing pain for certain movements like my pelvis was loose, but if i moved certain ways it would usually lesson and 'click' back into place. (I had it minor). I've never experienced sciatica.

This pregnancy I ended up with a massive DVT. I had no previous signifying factors except for early pregnancy and was dehydrated and sick. It started out feeling like a pulled muscle in my groin. No obvious swelling, or redness, not hot to the touch. I suffered through for about a week, then went to the GP. They figured it was probably nothing to be concerned with but if it got worse to come back. Then the pain moved to my calf (about another week) but still felt more like a pulled muscle than anything else. During a routine midwife appointment I mentioned it and they measured my calf and the one was 1 cm bigger than the other but they figured I should be scanned ... They found a massive DVT.

Might as well get checked out even if it turns out to be something minor.

MaverickSnoopy Sun 02-Apr-17 08:15:35

I've had both SPD and sciatica. Sciatica is definitely down one side like a burning pain and agony to walk. I have also found it worse at some times than others. SPD is more around the pelvic area, for me it was in the groin and felt like someone was trying to pull my legs apart. I couldn't turn over in bed and even sitting was painful.

Try doing lots of pelvic floor exercises. Tightening your core should also help a bit. To do that start by lying down on your back. You need to sort of draw in your lower tummy muscles but only slightly, a little bit like you're doing your pelvic floor but higher up. If you put your fingers on your pelvic bone you should be able to feel it drawing it, but you only need to do it ever so slightly. If it is SPD/sciatica then ask your GP or midwife to refer you for physio as it will help enormously.

KingBob Sun 02-Apr-17 08:34:32

My DVT started when I was on my way to work one day and as I was walking my leg just started to feel all numb and tingly. It got heavy and a bit painful and I was sent home from work after 45 mins because I couldn't sit at work all day with the pain then by the next day it was swollen and purple. I didn't even consider DVT and put it down to sciatica or baby lying on a nerve in my back as I'd had bad back pain a few weeks before.

HCantThinkOfAUsername Sun 02-Apr-17 11:32:36

How you feeling today op?

RainbowChasing Sun 02-Apr-17 15:18:05

Like other posters, my SPD was incredibly painful when I stood on one leg (like when you're putting on knickers or trousers) and was excruciating when turning over in bed. At the worst point I would be unable to walk after a day at work (I'm on my feet all day at work) and my dh would have to more or less carry me up to bed each evening. It's hard to describe the pain. It's like a pain in your lower pelvis between your legs, like your legs (where legs meet pelvis) are being forcibly pushed apart but aren't actually moving anywhere. It's a horrible feeling. Mine was at its worst from 28-32 weeks which was coincidentally when baby turned from breech to head down.

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