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38 Weeks Pregnant Swollen Ankles What Can I Do
I am 38 weeks /3 days. My doctor checked my cervix & said still closed. Have swollen ankles, swollen hands, tingling, numb with pain, sob &hbp. Can I induce?
Induction of labor: A few key questions...Were you previously hypertensive outside of pregnancy? How is the baby's growth doing? Has the baby had a nonstress test done? How much protein are you spilling in your urine? All of these are important questions to determine if you need inducing in late preterm gestation (36 weeks to 38 weeks and 6 days). ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I am 38 weeks pregnant & my doctor my cervix is still closed. Have hbp, swollen ankles/hands (numb, tingling, pain), sob & snore. Should I be induced?
Get checked: Swelling and pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more
Sensitive, bruise like markings on legs. Hurts when touched. Now has swollen ankles. What can it be?! Please help!!!
Sensitive, bruise like markings on legs. Almost like rashes. Doesn't itch. Hurts when touched. Now has swollen ankles. What can it be?! Please help!!!
ER visit: What you are describing is worth a visit to the ER to be examined. Stay calm and go to the ER. ...Read more
A number of things.:
Diabetics can have swollen ankles from unrecognized fractures, problems with circulation, or fluid retention without vascular issues. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and treatment.
www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/foot ankle. ...Read more
Should see Doc SOON: These symptoms can be from any number of causes from simple allergic response to significant systemic disease. You should see a family physician, internist or rheumatologist soon. ...Read more
Many causes: If multiple joints are hurting and swelling without an injury, I recommend an evaluation by your primary care provider. An orthopedist and/or rheumatologist may also be recommended for a thorough evaluation of possible arthritides. ...Read more
Be seen: There are multiple potential causes. A good medical checkup and some basic blood work would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
Could be from too much salt intake.
Could be from improper working valves in the veins that allow fluic to leak backwards into the legs. ...Read more
Many possibilities: The severe itching can be caused by the swollen anles and rash. The question is why the rash? From scratching? / allergic reaction? Bite? Poison ivy? There are some disease processes that can cause both too, so, instead of guessing here, a visit to a doctor sounds like a great idea. ...Read more
Woke up this morning with swollen ankles could not feel my feet intense tingling and a numb feeling?
Hi there I have had swollen ankles and calfs for the past 5 days my doctor said fluid retention I've tried everything but nothing has helped me!
Refer to answer: A varieties of condition can cause your problem. Stop your salt intake. Make sure your BP is normal. Have your dr. Check your albumin, calcium, and your thyroid level. Besides you need renal function test plus liver function test. If all are normal you need ct scan of abdomen and pelvis. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated. ...Read more
Working out can cause ankle or foot swelling.
If you have venous related problems such as varicosities your ankle can swell. Over- use injuries may also cause swelling by overworking joints, muscles and tendons. Medications can also cause swelling in ankles. ...Read more
Need more info...: Is ankle swelling bilaterally symmetrical, involving evenly or locally/ regionally? Do you have short of breath? Have you had history of congestive heart failure...? Hotdogs alone at most should just increase salt intake leading to edema in patients with marginal heart function. So, seek evaluation, confirmation, care, & counseling timely so to relieve current and future worry. Best... ...Read more
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. Before taking medication for this I would get a diagnosis. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more
Elevation: Make sure when you sit that ou elevated your legs causing excess fluid from settling on your ankles. Also you can obtain tight stockings at a medical supply store that can reduce swellign in yoru ankles and legs. ...Read more
Diabetes: It is very common to have swollen ankles as a diabetic. Hypertension (high blood pressure) often comes along with diabetes, and the veins can become overloaded with fluid. If the valves in the veins are having trouble pushing blood up the leg and back to the heart, swollen ankles are the result. ...Read more