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38 weeks pregnant swollen ankles what can i do

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Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: No - you can not induce safely for this.
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Induction of labor: A few key questions...Were you previously hypertensive outside of pregnancy? How is the baby's growth doing? Has the baby had a nonstress test done? ... Read More
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Need a team: Your problems merit a team approach; a cardiologist should work with your obstetrician to control your cardiovascular problems and make decisions abou ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
HIgh blood pressure: Were you previously hypertensive outside of pregnancy? How is the baby's growth doing? As the baby had a nonstress test done? How much protein are ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Compression/elevate: Elevating legs may help. Compression therapy or elastic stocking are usually most helpful. See your physician for evaulation and treatment.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Get checked: Swelling and pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Veins: I suspect that your pregnancy resulted in some degree of vein damage in your legs. Brownish pigmentation of the lower legs and ankle edema are probabl ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Hard to say : There are a few things to consider. My first consideration is blood vessel inflammation which we call vasculitis.See your physician and ask to be eva ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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ER visit: What you are describing is worth a visit to the ER to be examined. Stay calm and go to the ER.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Pain is likely arthritis or inflammation, no pain is likely edema or fluid retention. Have a doctor evaluate it.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on cause: Swollen ankles may be due to fluid accumulation that could result from venous insufficiency, heart failure, kidney disease, nutritional deficiency and ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Bad sign: Get evaluated! serious heart, kidney, chemical issues. Venous stasis. Need full history and evaluation, and studies.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Fluid retention: Swelling of the ankles without pain or injury is usually due to fluid retention. See you primary care doctor tosee why you are retaining fluid.
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