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swelling in one leg during pregnancy

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Pena
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
If unilateral - DVT?: While it is common to have swollen lower extremities postpartum as fluid shifts occur after delivery, this is usually bilateral. If the swelling is u ... Read More
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not unusual: Now that you have delivered, your body is in the process of returning to its normal fluid balance. You may push fluid into the tissues before it ulti ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
38 years experience Gynecology
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.
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: Particularly with you being pregnant your risk for blood clot increases markedly. Get checked!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
17 years experience General Surgery
Compression stocking: The pressure of the baby on to draining system- veins is one of the causes for venous reflux. To prevent swelling, pain, and cramps use compression s ... Read More
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Varicose vein: During pregnancy as the uterus enlarges the veins of the lower extremities are under increased pressure which may cause valve breakage which leads to ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
28 years experience Gynecology
See your doctor: No need to worry. Many underlying problems or disorders can be accentuated by pregnancy, some will flare temporarily and some will decrease during pr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Some patient will have edema through delivery and for a few weeks after birth. Others who have mild edema will find that in the even ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: They would be unrelated.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Imaging: If you are not convinced that the low bhcg rules out pregnancy, see your doctor for an ultrasound examination of the pelvis.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Several things: It could be cellulitis, deep or superficial venous thrombosis , lymphadema.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Possible: Venous blood clot is one possibility. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation.

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