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Doctor insights on: 17 Weeks Pregnant Achy Legs

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Why do my legs feel heavy and achy at 40 weeks pregnant?

Why do my legs feel heavy and achy at 40 weeks pregnant?

The bigger ? is: Why have you not been delivered? The pressure from the fetus is decreasing blood venous blood return and you are carrying around a lot of extra weight on your legs, time to talk to your health care provider about being induced ! i hope your baby is not too large, good luck, there is a lot more down side than upside with leaving your baby inside and waiting for labor in my opinion. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I have horrible achy legs when i sleep! what causes this during pregnancy?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant  and I have horrible achy legs when i sleep! what causes this during pregnancy?

Restless legs: Pregnancy itself can cause restless legs syndrome however so can iron deficiency. Treatment while pregnant is usually keeping limbs warm and try taking a hot bath before bed... ...Read more

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16 weeks 1 day preg. Really bad ache in both legs comes and goes? Related to pregnant or not? Currently taking aspirin. Paracetomol takes the pain away.

16 weeks 1 day preg. Really bad ache in both legs comes and goes? Related to pregnant or not? Currently taking aspirin. Paracetomol takes the pain away.

Likely: It's normal to have aches and pains in the lower pelvis and legs during pregnancy. Having said that, i see that you are on aspirin. Is there a reason that the doctors maybe worried about your formation of a blood clot? Women who are pregnant are at increased risk for blood clots in the leg. May want to see your doctor asap to discuss this pain and rule out a blood clot. ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant. Temperature 99.1. Visible blue vein in leg below knee causing dull ache and pinching like pain, bothersome enough to prevent sleep.

24 weeks pregnant. Temperature 99.1. Visible blue vein in leg below knee causing dull ache and pinching like pain, bothersome enough to prevent sleep.

Varicose vein: Sounds like you have a varicose vein and since it is visible its a superficial one (much less concern). That temp is not a fever by the way. Try a heating pad over the vein and tylenol for the pain. If you have red around the vein that however would mean infection and that would require further evaluation. Have your OB provider evaluate that area to see if TED hose are needed. ...Read more

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At 10 DPO I had cramps, achy legs&hips, very swollen breasts, and things made me gag, but most of those symptoms have gone away. Could I be pregnant?

At 10 DPO I had cramps, achy legs&hips, very swollen breasts, and things made me gag, but most of those symptoms have gone away. Could I be pregnant?

Back to high School: First if you have not missed a period these symptoms are not pregnancy related. Second, if you have missed a period then you do not ask us to speculate you go get a pregnancy test. Remember what you learned in health? A new fetus is not connected to the mother in any physical or chemical way until the fetus is big enough to have blood cells and chemicals the mother's body can detect. ...Read more

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PREGNANT is ...Read more