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Buttock And Thigh Bruising 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
35 weeks pregnant with pain in lower back , hips, pelvis buttocks. Especially after intercourse... Should i be worried ?
Preg with pain: You should report this to your ob, and meanwhile refrain from intercourse and heavy lifting etc. Follow directions from your OB carefully. ...Read more
Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).
1 week postpartum having some mild lower leg aching.It is in both legs equally, all over the calf area (not one spot).No red, swell, etc. DVT concern?
Calf pain: Blood clots are generally not in both legs simultaneously, especially without symptoms such as described. Pain in lower legs is probably muscular only, and may be due to sudden resumed activity after childbirth. See your healthcare provider if this persists. ...Read more
Radiating pain in left thigh. From anterior to posterior thigh, shin and calf. I've had many negative ultrasounds on leg. Should i worry of blood clot?
Unlikely: If you have had negative ultrasound exams i think it would be unlikely due to a blood clot. I would recommend discussing other potential causes such as sciatica with your regular physician. A thorough examination may reveal some hints. Further imaging of the low back may be indicated. ...Read more
4 wks postpartum, pinching pain inner thigh, knee &calf (along saphenous vein)can see the vein through my skin sometimes. Neg ddimer-what could it be?
Numbness of skin suffice from waist to feet, cramps in lower legs at night during rest, hard stool. None?
Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling. Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?
Leg pain: Can not rule out - any risk factors such as prolonged plane or car rides or recent surgery. Any history of prior clots. Could also be baker's cyst back of knee - check for swelling in the back of the knee. If continues - should get evaluated especially if your leg begins to swell ...Read more
A few things: Check w/ md, in order of frequency: 1.Tight iliotibial (it) bands: learn some stretches from internet & do them when you're warmed up or seek physical therapy. 2.Trochanteric bursitis: might need othopedist and injection especially if thigh hurts when you roll over on it. 3:hip or low back arthritis causing "pinching" of cartilage or nerve. 4:bone pain from weakness, osteoporosis, over-training. ...Read more
My upper thighs ache very bad during menstrual cycle. No pain anywhere else besides abdomen and thighs. Why are thighs affected during menustration?
Painful menses: Upper thigh pain and abdominal pain during menses can be symptoms of endometriosis. The implanted endometrial tissue at random locations cause abdominal pain when bleeding begins. The thigh pain can result from these implants near to or involving tissue near the sciatic nerves. Pelvic infection can also be increased during menses. See your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Possibly: Cramping behind a knee can be a symptom of DVT. There are many possible causes of cramping behind the knee. Muscle strain, joint pain, trauma,sciatica, DVT ,even strenuous activity are just a few of the possible cause of cramping behind the knee. The likelihood of having a DVT increase if there are other risk factors such immobility, surgery, trauma, other illnesses.Seek medical care if concerned. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can pubic bone instability cause slight swelling of the pubic mound and groin areas and pain in hip when walking long distances? and sciatica pain?
Shouldn't: While the pelvis is all interconnected, the pubic bone is in the front, and shouldn't cause swelling. It is curious why you think this joint is unstable. You may want to ask you primary care if an imaging study would be appropriate. Sciatica is typically caused by disc disease of the spine. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a spiking leg pain while sleeping. The pain is in leg joints, thigh, calves- feels better on stretching. Happens only during sleep. Help?
Torn meniscus, week after , I have a sore calf and cramps in my calf & thigh, and my leg is swollen, is this normal? Are these symptoms of blood clot?
No normal: At your age (esp. if you have any other health issues, smoker, diabetes, blood vessel problems) and with the inactivity that comes from this injury, blood clot is on the list of things, as are others. Best to see your doctor for evaluation and if need be, ultrasound to evaluate for clot. Dr R ...Read more
Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.
Can taking a statin cause concentrated muscle/tendon pain after only 3 days? Right leg pain (outside knee area) ONLY during walking after a while.
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