Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:39 am
Post subject: pains and llettz treatment in jan
I am 19 weeks with my third but this time round I'm in agony ..I can hardly walk at times ..I feel crampy stretching hip and back pain also sharp shooting pains in tummy vaginal tmi sorry..I'm scared As I had low lying placenta in last pregnancy with no symptoms called it be this? Any advice
Question 2 .. if you have had recent cell removel treatment on cervix mine was Jan ..should they be keeping track of cervix to make sure stitch is not needed..they just keep acting llike I'm daft n I looked in my notes they said It was 3 years ago but was Jan this year ...what are your opinions advise
Sorry for the long post x
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:55 am
If you're concerned I'd speak to someone again, but to be honest I think the more times you're pregnant the more achey, twingy, stretching type pains you get
I had a complete placenta preavia and didn't have a clue until 20 weeks that my placenta was covering my cervix and only found out then from a scan, normally the only sign is bleeding, which I had earlier on and later on but not between 16 and 28 weeks, it didn't cause any other signs
I also had the LLETZ treatment before that pregnancy but in my case it was over 2yrs before, and it didn't cause any cervical issues, for most women it doesn't as it's not that invasive they only tend to use it when they just need to remove a relatively small area of cervix and your cervix is pretty thick.
My ex SIL did have cervical incompetence though (which is what damage to your cervix can sometimes cause) and she had no signs, it was picked up on a scan, as it basically causes painless opening of the cervix.
For me number 3 was the one where I definitely felt more pregnant than the others though, I had everything from backache early on, to loads of BH's (to the point I thought I was in labour a couple of times )to pulling pains and I remember those shooting pains too which feel like they come from down there, my midwife said it's because everything's stretched before so it does it earlier this time round and the shooting pains can be from the baby pressing on a nerve
If you're due your 20 week scan soon they will check your placenta on that and if you mention your concerns because of the treatment they will probably check your cervical length too, if not then I'd ask your midwife about it and make sure they change your records they may or may not agree to physically check your cervix though as they really don't like to mess down there if they don't need to at it puts you at slightly higher risk of an infection, it could be that there's some element of SPD or maybe sciatica this time though, which can cause all sorts of weird pains.
I hope you find out what's going on soon though xx
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:15 pm
you might be suffering from SPD hun i do this time round it s better think it might be coz im having a boy instead of a girl (as i noticed that the pain was worse when carrying a girl ) but i would defo go get that checked just incase hun hope u start feeling better soon
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:28 pm
Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:24 pm
i had placenta previa with my first daughter who is now 13 and the pregnancy i had after was a bit more painful (that is how i found out about the SPD ) women who have had PP have a 50/50 chance of getting PP again in another pregnancy it is why when they scan you they check the placenta position =D had mine checked again this time like i did for my second pregnancy and was in my back at the top thank god (PP is normally discovered through bleeding and uterin pain) so hopefully it is jut SPD hun
Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:11 pm
I had LETTZ and got pregnant 4 months after that. They gave me no extra treatment / support. I went on to have normal delivery etc no worries. I have had 2 friends this year who both had cervical stitches - one from a prolapsed womb from first birth and the second from having cervical cancer 3 years ago so had a mass of the cervix removed (rather than sections lazered).
I also agree about the SPD. I had it this last time round and was on crutches by 26 weeks. Didn't know that it is worse with girls tho lol! I learn something new every day!!
Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:50 pm
think it could be the increase in female hormone tbh (that caused mine to be more painful)
i have just noticed that having a boy this time round the pain is not as bad and im still driving and walking normally unlike when i was pregnant last time by the time i was 29 weeks i was bed bound due to the pain =D well happy it is not so bad this time round tbh (but keeping my finger's crossed just in-case it does get worse
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:25 am
It's a hormone called relaxin that causes SPD nothing to do with the sex of the baby, and higher levels of progesterone which happen during pregnancy too again nothing to do with the sex of the baby. Being pregnant with a girl doesn't mean you have any more female hormones that when pregnant with a boy, your body produces those hormones not the babys. It's just that the levels of relaxin and progesterone vary from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy so you can have it with one and not with another or have it worse in one pregnancy,I know people who've been crippled by it while pregnant with boys or girls, I had it in just one out of 7 pregnancies and it was horrible, it can cause pain from quite early on so it could well be SPD but it could also be a combination of round ligament pain and low back pain just from pregnancy.
You don't normally get pain just from Placenta preavia when you get the bleeding its often from a tiny abrubtion around the edge of the placenta which is just caused by it not attaching to the womb as well as usual as its not in the best place, sometimes a big internal bleed can cause pain though just from the pressure, maybe that's what your friend had ?
But placenta preavia bleeds are described as typically bright red painless bleeds and that's often how they know that's what they are as they come on without warning with no contractions or other pain first so it's not likely to be that
Some women never even have the bleeds and just get told on routine scans, especially if its only a partial.
They do say if you've had it severely once you're slightly more likely to have it again I was never quoted anything like 50/50 though , but I had the most severe form and then didn't have it in the next two pregnancies anyway
Try not to worry until you have the scan though as all sorts of aches and pains are pretty common while pregnant and everyone I know who's had 3 or more said they got more with each pregnancy xx