Top
40
Doctor insights on: 38 Weeks Pregnant Swollen Ankles What Can I Do

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Gary Pess
4 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

6

6
Cause of Swollen ankles for 4 days?

Cause of Swollen ankles for 4 days?

See details: Pain is likely arthritis or inflammation, no pain is likely edema or fluid retention. Have a doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

7

7
How best to deal with swollen ankles?

How best to deal with swollen ankles?

Depends on cause: Swollen ankles may be due to fluid accumulation that could result from venous insufficiency, heart failure, kidney disease, nutritional deficiency and the treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
Can hydroxycut cause swollen ankles?

Can hydroxycut cause swollen ankles?

Unlikely: Unlikely but it is a poor product associated with occasional life threatening side effects. I urge you to stop using it. ...Read more

12

12
How to combat swollen ankles with perimenopause?

How to combat swollen ankles with perimenopause?

Compress: Elevate your feet and legs at heart level or above when you can and consider compression stockings. These work very well when you put them on in the morning before the feet and legs begin to swell up too much. ...Read more

13

13
What can cause diabetics to suffer from swollen ankles?

What can cause diabetics to suffer from swollen ankles?

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

15

15
I have swollen ankles and ones bruised but it doesn't hurt. Should I just leave it alone?

Chronic issues: This could be from the venous insufficiency - check with a vascular surgeon or a podiatrist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

16

16
Swollen ankles and face and neck rash?

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

17

17
Knee pain and swollen ankles. What could be causing this?

Knee pain and swollen ankles. What could be causing this?

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

18

18
I have swollen ankles, feel tired, bloated and havevpain in thumb pads?

I have swollen ankles, feel tired, bloated and havevpain in thumb pads?

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

19

19
Any ideas on what could be causing pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles?

Any ideas on what could be causing pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles?

Many things: Could be uveruse syndrome, could be arthritis.

Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

21

21
What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

Several things: 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

23

23
What causes swollen ankles with redness around the ankles and lower legs?

Vascular Disease: This is caused by poor circulation and vascular disease and should be seen by a physican for evaluation. ...Read more

24

24
Why do I have swollen ankles? I am diabetic and had a heart attack 6 years ago.

Bad valves: You may have poor valves within your blood vessels causing fluid accumulation around ankle.
See your doctor, compression stockings may help. ...Read more

25

25
What can it mean when you have swollen ankles, rash, and severe itching in ankle area?

What can it mean when you have swollen ankles, rash, and severe itching in ankle area?

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

26

26
What to do if I have swollen knees on & off & pain in my hips & swollen ankles is this ra?

What to do if I have swollen knees on & off & pain in my hips & swollen ankles is this ra?

Maybe: I often do send my patients for blood work when they come in with complaints such as yours., especially if u have a family history of ra or other inflammatory conditions. You should first see your family doctor about this ...Read more

28

28
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

29

29
What does swollen ankles mean?

Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heart failure, excessive salt intake, sitting or standing for long periods, some systemic conditions. Try elevating, see physician. ...Read more

30

30
What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

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

31

31
Could working out cause swollen ankles?

Could working out cause swollen ankles?

Ankle swelling: 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

33

33
Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs?

Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs?

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

34

34
I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

Swollen ankles: Lots of possible causes for swollen ankles. Get checked by your doc to see if anything serious is going on or if its a minor problem. ...Read more

35

35
What are some medications I can take for swollen ankles?

What are some medications I can take for swollen ankles?

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

36

36
What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, injury and congestive heart failure are some. See your physician for full evaluation. Yes it may be serious but may also be easily treated. ...Read more

39

39
How to reduce swollen ankles without using diuretics?

How to reduce swollen ankles without using diuretics?

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

40

40
What can I do if my friend is diabetic and has swollen ankles?

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

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
165 Doctors shared insights

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
358 Doctors shared insights

Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more