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Ceres, CA
A 39-year-old female asked:

Sudden swelling after 1st pregnancy in ankles & feet been 15 mos now walking is alnost impossible. burning stabbibg pain when stand or sit to long?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Consult physician : Pregnancy related swelling should have resolved long ago. A physician evaluation is necessary to determine the cause of the swelling.
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Dr. Philip Seaver
48 years experience
See a doctor.: These may be symptoms of varicose veins, which can become very painful and often become present during or after pregnancy. Your best bet is to see a vascular surgeon in your area, get an ultrasound, and get his/her recommendation. In the meantime, try compression hose.
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Dr. Brian Santin
16 years experience
Vein issue: This could be related to a vein problem which is not uncommon both during and after pregnancy. The veins in the legs bring blood back to the heart and if they have leaky valves this could result in swelling of the legs. Also, if there is a blockage or clot in the veins then this could result in the same type of symptoms. Elevating your legs may likely help alleviate the swelling.
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Dr. Stanley Hirsch
65 years experience
Venous or lymphatic : Be sure you don't have heart or kidney problems. If not see a vascular surgeon. You might have blockage in some of you deep veins.
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Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 33 years experience
MRI: Please get an MRI and a vascular study of the ankles and legs.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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