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What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy? I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy?  I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

Hormone changes: Hormone changes are most likely but if you are not drinking as much (possibly due to nausea or sickness) and are dehydrated, that would also contribute. Use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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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Experiencing sharp shooting pain up my leg, could it be related to early pregnancy?

Experiencing sharp shooting pain up my leg, could it be related to early pregnancy?

Sciatica: Sharp, shooting pain down the side of the thigh to below the knee can be related to sciatica, a pinched nerve in the lower back. It could also be iliotibial band syndrome. You can see your physician who will be able to clarify the diagnosis with a good exam. Because of the change in your abdomen and pelvis during pregnancy the lower back can also be strained, and sciatica is common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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When my wife sleeps she has pain in both her legs, sometimes l eft sometimes right. This began during pregnancy and after, its been 10 months. Why?

When my wife sleeps she has pain in both her legs, sometimes l eft sometimes right. This began during pregnancy and after, its been 10 months. Why?

Leg pain: It could be a circulation issue. Some pregnant women get restless leg like pain. Varicose veins ache at night. Less likely a blood clot in the leg (would usually hurt all day) Try propping up her lower legs on a pillow to elevated and see if it helps. She certainly can take some tylenol (acetaminophen) before bedtime for the aching and if unable to sleep, I tell my pregnant patients to use tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my butt and legs getting so big during pregnancy?

I'm wondering why are my butt and legs getting so big during pregnancy?

Not all of your : Weight gain is baby & placenta. Weight gain generally occurs through out. Try not to fret too much (as long as your amt of weight gain is within a healthy range). ...Read more

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Mutton leg paya soup during pregnancy?

Mutton leg paya soup during pregnancy?

Careful w mushrooms: I would agree with Healthtap Dr. Andrea Brand's answer: "Yes, I believe so, as long as you use mushrooms purchased at the store." Hope that helps ...Read more

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What causes leg pain during pregnancy?

What causes leg pain during pregnancy?

One cause Veins: Many women have inherited the gene for venous disease. Then with hormones of pregnancy, increased pressure on the pelvic veins and leg veins. There is venous reflux. Please wear prescription support stockings throughout your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does excruciating leg pain at night accompany early pregnancy symptoms or should I be worried?

Check your iron: Sometimes, restless legs/ cramping pain on legs at night time during pregnancy is related to iron deficiency. Especially during pregnancy, it is very important to make sure your iron level , folate (folic acid) level are adequate- as they are important for the baby growth/brain and nerve development. Go to see gp or your OB and make sure they check your iron level. Electrolytes abnormality should be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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