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Doctor insights on: Ankle Injuries During Pregnancy

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Is it possible to have ankle pains during pregnancy?

Is it possible to have ankle pains during pregnancy?

Ankle pain pregnancy: Yes, if you experience swelling and weight gain that might cause your ankles to be painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Epigenics & C.H.D. had local anæsthetic near my ankle during 1st few weeks of pregnancy. Fetus had single umbilical artery. Born with COA. Connection?

Epigenics & C.H.D. had local anæsthetic near my ankle during 1st few weeks of pregnancy. Fetus had single umbilical artery. Born with COA. Connection?

Highly unlikely: lidocaine is not a known teratogen, very well documented. A single umbilical artery and other birth defects including coarctation of the aorta may have genetic cause.. Is your baby female? A clinical genetics consult is indicated, as you deserve genetics counseling and testing. Contact your local clinical geneticist, or you may ask for a live consultation through Healthtap. ...Read more

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What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.

What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.

If unilateral - DVT?: While it is common to have swollen lower extremities postpartum as fluid shifts occur after delivery, this is usually bilateral. If the swelling is unilateral and/or accompanied by pain, would recommend seeking evaluation to confirm not a deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremity, which has potential serious medical complications (e.g. Pulmonary embolus). ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles ("cankles") after labour? Didn't get swelling during pregnancy, only after.

Labour type?: How did you deliver? Cesarean? Vaginal deliver? It may play a role sometimes due to stirrups against the feet in vaginal delivery. Other than that, swelling can happen for a number of reasons but likely the stress from delivery and added weight (although not noticed during pregnancy) caused the swollen ankles. ...Read more

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I am 31 weeks of pregnancy! my ankle is swollen now! is it a problem?Do i need to do anything to help my ankle swollen down?

Not necessarily : As long as your blood pressure is normal and you do not have protein in your urine the swelling may not be a serious problem. You can elevate your feet and wear compression hose to help reduce your swelling but always follow up with your ob/gyn and let him or her know the swelling is happening. ...Read more

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Can sound of the instrument used to cut my cast ( on ankle) can cause harm to my fetus in 7th month of pregnancy how to preventr it?

No : A cast saw can not harm your fetus, it does make aloud noise and can get hot, it can feel like it is cutting you, but if there is enough cast padding underneath the cast and taken off properly there should be no problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more