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i am 35 weeks pregnant and i have a swollen ankle only in one leg thoughwhat is it amd what can i do to help the swelling go down

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Provider: Could be a blood clot in that leg ! see your personal provider to further evaluate the cause.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pedal edema: The majoriy of women will experience leg swelling (pedal edema) during pregnancy, and for most it will increase as the pregnancy progresses. Usually t ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
May be: The position of the baby. Elevate your feet. Check with your ob. Support hose can control swelling.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Gout: The only reason to be given Colchicine is for acute gout which does not have to occur because you drink red wine or eat excess meat. Good Luck
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
20 years experience Endocrinology
Charcot: Consider charcot's ankle -- a neurovascular complication of diabetes. A podiatrist should be familiar.
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
19 years experience Wound care
See your doctor: You may need to have your vascular status investigated. See a vascular surgeon if possible.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: Varicose veins are just dilated veins near the skin surface. They are very common during pregnancy. Blame your parents for them, the tendency to get t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The possibilities are several. Ice, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) may help but you will need to have it evaluated to find the exact cause of the p ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It's the baby!: Hello Allyn, At 35 weeks, the baby is large and in charge. It is occupying all the space in the pelvis and since the nerves can not move over they g ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Urticaria: try topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or systemic Claritin
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Gravity,: Probably you still have some excess fluid. Feet being the most dependent ( lower most) part of the body are the the last to show improvement in swell ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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It may: Swelling in ankles and mildly elevated liver tests raises the possibility of heart dysfunction( right heart )please see your doctor.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
You should: You should let your doctor evaluate this problem to see if it is serious.
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