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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?

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

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Need a team: Your problems merit a team approach; a cardiologist should work with your obstetrician to control your cardiovascular problems and make decisions about an induced labor. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles. What can help with this?

I have swollen ankles. What can help with this?

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

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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. Hurts when touched. Now has swollen ankles. What can it be?! Please help!!!

Hard to say : There are a few things to consider. My first consideration is blood vessel inflammation which we call vasculitis.See your physician and ask to be evaluated for vasculitis ...Read more

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How best to deal with swollen ankles?

How best to deal with swollen ankles?

Find the cause 1st: There may be easy treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. Find one at aofas.Org. ...Read more

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My husband has suddenly got swollen ankles?

My husband has suddenly got swollen ankles?

Bad sign: Get evaluated! serious heart, kidney, chemical issues. Venous stasis. Need full history and evaluation, and studies. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved?

What are the causes of swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved?

Fluid retention: Swelling of the ankles without pain or injury is usually due to fluid retention. See you primary care doctor tosee why you are retaining fluid. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are potential causes of swollen ankles?

Help please? I want to know what are potential causes of swollen ankles?

Many: Swelling of the ankles can be caused by anything from injury to kidney to heart problems. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling is a symptom in which a person has swelling in one or both ankles. Swelling can be caused by ...Read more