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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is symphysis pubis dysfunction?

This condition causes pain in the pubic area and difficulty walking due to the natural softening of ligaments in the pelvic region during pregnancy.

Symptoms of symphysis pubis dysfunction

  • Difficulty in walking

  • Pubic pain

  • Post-childbirth pubic bone pain

  • Lower abdominal pain

  • Fever

  • Hip pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for symphysis pubis dysfunction

  • Is walking difficult for you?

  • Do you have pain in your pubic area?

  • Did you have pubic bone pain after childbirth?

  • Do you have lower abdominal pain?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for symphysis pubis dysfunction

Physiotherapy can help improve symptoms. More severe cases may require warm compresses, painkillers, or supportive equipment like pelvic support belts.

View the symptoms of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

  • Difficulty walking

  • Pubic pain

  • Fever

  • Hip pain

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Reviewed By:

Kent C Doan, MD

Kent C Doan, MD (Orthopedic surgery)

Dr Doan Graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and completed residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado. He completed additional fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the prestigious Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. He is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in complex and revision knee and shoulder surgery at the Kansas City Orthopedic Institute. He also holds an assistant professorship at the University of Kansas City.

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD (Orthopedic surgery)

Dr. Hamahata graduated from the Jikei University of Medical Science. After working at Asanokawa General Hospital and Kosei Chuo Hospital, he joined the Department of Orthopedics at Asakusa Hospital in April 2021, specializing in general orthopedics and joint replacement surgery.

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