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Doctor insights on: Buttock And Thigh Bruising During Pregnancy

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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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How to get rid of blackness under the arms and buttocks which appears during pregnancy?

How to get rid of blackness under the arms and buttocks which appears during pregnancy?

Time mostly: Some of the skin darkening that can be seen in pregnancy can take a long time to fade...In fact, for some women it doesn't go away. It can also be a marker for diabetes, so check with your doctor for a full evaluation.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for breast to sometimes bruise during pregnancy? And the bruise lasts for 2 weeks or so?

Is it normal for breast to sometimes bruise during pregnancy? And the bruise lasts for 2 weeks or so?

Mostly yes: Breasts can get much enlarged and swollen which can make them more susceptible to bumps and bruising. Wear a good support bra, and take good care of them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bruising on right side of belly during pregnancy (30wks 5 days, 2nd pregnancy)?

Is it normal to have bruising on right side of belly during pregnancy (30wks 5 days, 2nd pregnancy)?

No: Did you fall or have any trauma? Keep an eye on it and mention to your ob on your next visit ...Read more

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Is it normal for thighs to hurt and be sore during early pregnancy?

Is it normal for thighs to hurt and be sore during early pregnancy?

Yes: It is normal for just about everything to be sore during the first and third trimesters. If you have muscle soreness, I suggest increasing the calcium and potassium in your diet (e.g. milk, bananas, orange juice with extra calcium) and the amount of water in your diet. You can also use massage and stretching exercises for sore muscles. This is likely to improve later but talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My skin on my right thigh and buttock feel sore, almost like a bruise, but there's no mark at all.

My skin on my right thigh and buttock feel sore, almost like a bruise, but there's no mark at all.

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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Are single petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. No bruises

Are single petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. No bruises

Watchful waiting: What you described is not worrisome, however it is worth watching, i.e, keep an eye on such lesions to see if more are developing. At your next visit to your doctor you should ask her/him to look at the lesions, if any are present at the time. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Are single petechia spots (not clusters) alarming? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. Come and go. No bruising

Are single petechia spots (not clusters) alarming? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. Come and go. No bruising

Lesions: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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Lower & upper back, shoulder, leg and pelvic pain during pregnancy. What can help this?

Lower & upper back, shoulder, leg and pelvic pain during pregnancy. What can help this?

Swimming or exercise: pregnancy hormones loosen ligaments and joints causing imbalance almost all over the body. Strengthen your muscles with a global exercise like one during swimming. ...Read more

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Multiple subcutaneous masses in left thigh and buttocks: now about a dozen masses, half developed in last few months. 0.3 CM to 2.5 CM in apparent diameter. Deep. Mobile. Bruising of overlying skin.

Multiple subcutaneous masses in left thigh and buttocks: now about a dozen masses, half developed in last few months. 0.3 CM to 2.5 CM in apparent diameter. Deep. Mobile. Bruising of overlying skin.

Needs to see surgeon: See a surgeon asap not for surgery of all but to be examined and to come to a conclusion as many conditions can produce swellings like this and is difficult to tell with ltd information and without examining. Need to r/o things like benign ones-fibroms/neuromas/neurofibromas/lipomas over malignant ones called sarcomas including kaposis sarcoma etc. Need a biopsy of one of the lesion defintely. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have big veins on your leg during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have big veins on your leg during pregnancy?

Common: During pregnancy the lover venous system has more pressure on it than other times. This can create a dilation of these veins. ...Read more

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If I have restless leg syndrome during pregnancy, will my symptoms disappear soon after delivery?

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 more

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My husband notices big bruises that appear on the back of my thighs and buttocks. They are unexplained bruises without pain. What could cause this?

You should: Get checked for easy bleeding or bruising. It could be an abnormality in your hemostatic system or platelets. Time to see a doctor for some blood tests. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome is keeping me up at night. How can I safely manage it during pregnancy?

Restless leg syndrome is keeping me up at night. How can I safely manage it during pregnancy?

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 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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Does releasing of sperm into the buttock result pregnancy?

Does releasing of sperm into the buttock result pregnancy?

Nope: Not unless your ovaries have been transplanted into your butt. Sperm need to be released into the vagina to get into the uterus and then journey toward the tubes/ovaries. Unprotected rectal sex, however, is a common way of transmitting hiv>. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


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