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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.
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
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