Talk:Pelvic girdle pain
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Hi Julie, ref no. 5 "Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction--A Cause of Significant Obstetric Morbidity. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2002 Nov 15;105(2):143-6.Owens K, Pearson A, Mason" is about Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. I think this is a different condition than pelvic girdle pain. (?) Isn't pain in the pelvic bones as a result of the loosening that occurs in varying degrees in late pregnancy (different bodies react differently to level of hormones that soften up the connections between the bones) actually quite common? (Much more frequent than 1 in 37?)
Symphysis pubis dysfunction is more or less a symptom of pelvic girdle pain.
Prior to redefining pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy many medical journal would publish papers just concerned about naming the condition. It was agreed that the signs and symptoms were the same but terminology varied from Diastasis Symphysis Pubis (DSP) Symphysis, Symptom Giving Pelvic Girdle Relaxation, Symphyseal Shear, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, Physiological Pelvic Girdle Relaxation, Pelvic Arthropathy, Symphysiolysis, Pelvic Joint Syndrome, Superior Pubic Shear, Inferior Pubic Shear all occurring during pregnancy and/or postpartum - just to name a few. Within the last couple of years medical professional specializing in this area of obstetrics have realized that classifying the degree of pelvic girdle pain as mild, moderate or severe, that this would enable a clearer definition for basic information, diagnostics and epidemiology, and therapeutical interventions that then would be followed by treatment, patient education and support.
Hope this helps.
Merging in info from Symphysis pubis dysfunction
From what I can gather they are either the same condition or SPD is a symptom of PGP so in either case wouldn't it be preferable for the articles to be merged? Makes more sense to me to have all the info in one place as the content appears very similar anyway. I have noticed this condition referred to by several different names on various websites (netdoctor even calls it pelvic arthropathy) and just think it might be more helpful to users if everything was redirected to one article.
Thoughts anyone (esp anyone who knows more about this condition than I do!)?
I don't think it should merged. When doing a search most people use the different terminology for "pelvic pain during pregnancy" by different medical practitioners and childbirth educators. No confusion to leave it as is with links to one another! Ruth Callahan —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:14, 17 August 2008 (UTC)