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DR says I am old and it takes longer to heal from childbirth

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 13, 2009
  • 02:35 AM

I noticed some pain shortly after having my child that I had never experienced before with my previous children. I had pain that hurt in my pelvis, it hurt to walk, it was very painful to lift my legs to get dressed. I couldn't have intercourse with my husband because it caused so much pain.

I mentioned it to my doctor several times and several times I was told that I was an older woman and that it takes longer for older women to heal from childbirth. I was 37 years old when I had her. After over a year and going to a couple of different doctors, I finally had an NP order an xray for me. I was diagnosed with osteitis pubis, referred to a specialist and had surgery to help "correct the situation". I had the surgery in December. I still feel a lot of pain going from my vaginal area, down through my thighs and I have pain and popping in my pelvic bones when I try to roll onto my side or to my back.

I am wondering if my doctor had a "duty to act" or provide care instead of telling me I was old and I am wondering if there is anything more I can do to make this pain go away. I am an EMT and I need to be able to do my job.

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