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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
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
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
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
May be: The position of the baby. Elevate your feet. Check with your ob. Support hose can control swelling.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
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
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Charcot: Consider charcot's ankle -- a neurovascular complication of diabetes. A podiatrist should be familiar.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
See your doctor: You may need to have your vascular status investigated. See a vascular surgeon if possible.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Pigmentary demarcation lines are mainly a cosmetic problem. Most cases occurred during the latter period of pregnancy (after the seventh month), and t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Urticaria: try topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or systemic Claritin
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 years experience
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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
It may: Swelling in ankles and mildly elevated liver tests raises the possibility of heart dysfunction( right heart )please see your doctor.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
You should: You should let your doctor evaluate this problem to see if it is serious.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Gravity work: I do not know your problem, but foot swelling will subside after ankle swelling because of the distance from the heart. Be patient it will go away if ... Read More