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Achy Legs During Early Pregnancy
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?
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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I have horrible achy legs when I sleep! What causes this during pregnancy?
Is it normal to have achy muscles in early pregnancy? I am having random pains in my arms and legs. Mostly the front of my right calf muscle.
Some do: Some pregnant patients complain of various muscle and joint pain. At your next prenatal care appointment bring this issue up so that your doctor can do a thorough evaluation. Read more
Exercises to avoid during early pregnancy? Just learned I am, but need physical therapy due to chronic back pain now affection nerve in left thigh.
Normally PT: Is okay while pregnant. Inform your pt about this as the only thing you really do not want to do is anything new that is very strenuous that could cause physiologic stress. Basic pt should be okay, but discuss with your OB and pt to be safe. Your back pain will get worse with the pregnancy, most likely, so its a good time to make sure you are preparing yourself for the next nine months. Congrats! Read more
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
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
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
Likely not: As long as they were cooked well, there is little likihood of any harm to the baby. Also, I'm assuming you didn't eat 500 pounds of them either. The caution with fish and seafood during pregnancy is mainly related to mercury contained in them, and if you just ate them a few times in normal quantities, you did not put the baby at risk. Always cook your food well an dwash hands, esp. When pregnant! Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: Have your doctor check on whether you might be iron deficient, or have certain vitamin deficiencies (folic acid), both of which can increase RLS symptoms. Avoid caffeine, esp after noon. It is usually transient in pregnancy. Meds used in treatment are cat. C, which means while they have not been proven safe, they haven't been proven harmful in human beings in usual doses. Hot packs may help. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm in early pregnancy. I had a pound of snow crab legs last night. Could that hurt the baby? I didn't know it was bad for u till today. Worried
Don't worry!: I'm not sure why you are worried. Crab is a low mercury seafood, and should not cause a problem. Check this out: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pregnancy-and-fish/pr00158 good luck! Read more
Find the cause: Different conditions can cause itchy skin durin g pregnancy. If your skin is dry- applying hypoallergenic lotion should help. Eczema can be worse during pregnancy. Increase level of estrogen in some women can also cause redness and itchiness on the skin. If you have also symptoms like nausea, decrease apetite, mild jaundice etc- intrahepatic cholestasis should be ruled out. Discuss with your ob. Read more
Pregnancy/leg pain: There are many things that can cause this. The short answer is call your OB dr. And run it by him/her. They know you better than any other professional. The long answer will just make you unnecessarily anxious and in your situation you do not need other people filling you up with things to worry about. I do hope you do not smoke! Good luck. Read more
No: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Read more
If I have restless leg syndrome during pregnancy, will my symptoms disappear soon after delivery?
Sometimes: Restless legs syndrome has been known to be associated with low ferritin stores in the body. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron and releases it in a controlled fashion. Most pregnant women have iron-deficiency anemia and may have low ferritin levels. If this is addressed the restless legs symptoms often resolve - your symptoms may improve after you deliver. If it doesn't, seek medical help. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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