Lactose intolerance and long-standing pelvic pain after pregnancystudy.: a case control
2007 (English)In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6349, E-ISSN 1600-0412, Vol. 86, no 10, 1273-1276 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background.Long-standing pelvic pain during pregnancy and after delivery (PPP) is common. Its causes are not fullyunderstood. A scientifically, undocumented, clinical observation is PPP patients often reporting unspecific abdominal painand adverse reactions to milk. The main objective in this pilot study was to investigate if lactose intolerance, celiac diseaseor allergic propensity are risk factors for developing pelvic pain after delivery.Methods.A matched, case control study,where consecutive patients consulting a registered physiotherapist specialised in treating women with postpartum pelvicpain were compared to matched controls.Results.Lactose intolerance was found in 10 of 15 patients, and in 3 of 15matched, healthy controls (p0.05). No difference was seen between groups in the prevalence of celiac disease or allergicpropensity.Conclusion.This study suggests that lactose intolerance might be a possible risk factor for pelvic pain afterdelivery.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Munksgaard Forlag, 2007. Vol. 86, no 10, 1273-1276 p.
Case-Control Studies, Lactose Intolerance, Pelvic pain, Low Back Pain, Pregnancy
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-2551PubMedID: 17851802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-2551DiVA: diva2:703126