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Pregnancy swelling on one side

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
Gynecology 39 years experience
Call your doctor: I suggest you let your doctor be aware of the swelling and discomfort in your foot and ankle. You should be evaluated for a blood clot.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: Particularly with you being pregnant your risk for blood clot increases markedly. Get checked!

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Maybe: Because of the rotation of the uterus to the right, you might perceive an assymetry or 'swelling' on one side or the other. Run this by your OB and m... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 45 years experience
May be normal: Some slight ankle swelling can be normal in later pregnancy, but when severe or coupled with high blood pressure, it can be a serious condition called... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Time: It takes awhile for all the excess water that accumulates in your tissues during pregnancy to leave the body. Typically the majority of the swelling ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Not really: Avoid staying on your feet for prolonged time, you can wear compression stockings to prevent feet from swelling and elevate legs periodically to reduc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Yes: Swelling is common, as the fetus takes up so much room that vascular and other body parts are being moved and squeezed, so it is common to have a back... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: Lots of elevation and compression stockings as well as watching salt intake.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Need more info: Venofer--I think you are referring to intravenous iron--should not cause swelling. You should be in touch with the doctor who gave you the medication... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuma Onyeije
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: Swelling of any type is caused by body fluid in places where it normally should not be. When you are pregnant your body produces more blood cells and... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 34 years experience
Pregnancy gingivitis: Swelling of the gums during pregnancy is called pregnancy gingivitis and is related to the increase in hormone levels during pregnancy. Your tissue is... Read More
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