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I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have to stay home for bed rest. I have a strong legs pain but not cramps. Is it normal at this stage of pregnancy? And what to do for the pain relief? Thank you!

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have to stay home for bed rest. I have a strong legs pain but not cramps. Is it normal at this stage of pregnancy? And what to do for the pain relief? Thank you!

Compression stocking: You should check with your ob/gyn first of course, but medical compression stockings or even ted socks for bed rest, can improve circulation and can help prevent blood clots.
This may improve or take away leg discomfort. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Hello Doc, I missed my period by 9 days now, negative pregnancy test. But having lower back pain & extreme legs pain. Please suggest.

Hello Doc, I missed my period by 9 days now, negative pregnancy test. But having lower back pain & extreme legs pain. Please suggest.

Missed period: Wouldn't hurt to try another pregnancy test, just to make sure. The pain may mean that your period is about to start today. You can try a heating pad on your lower abdomen. I often recommend ibuprofen, 600 mg every 6 hrs for that kind of cramping pain. You may need to stay home today and lie down for a few hours. Good luck. ...Read more

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Iam in 5 week pregenancy I have leg pain and iam very sleepy what need I do?

Iam in 5 week pregenancy I have leg pain and iam very sleepy what need I do?

See below: Why am I having leg cramps during pregnancy?

No one really knows why pregnant women get more leg cramps. It's possible that your leg muscles are tired from carrying around all of your extra weight. Or they may be aggravated by the pressure your expanding uterus puts on the blood vessels that return blood from your legs to your heart and the nerves that lead from your trunk to your legs.

Leg cram. ...Read more

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Ectopic surgery 4 months missed period by 5 days lower abdomen pain, lower back and legs pain pregnncy test negative?

Ectopic surgery 4 months missed period by 5 days lower abdomen pain, lower back and legs pain pregnncy test negative?

Confirm: Most likely you are starting a period and it is simply coming at a later time. However, given your history, it is important to confirm that you are not pregnant. You may consider getting a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Does excruciating leg pain at night accompany early pregnancy symptoms or should I be worried?

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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Can lower back and legs aching be a symptom of early pregnancy? Legs feel like they are throbbing when laying down at night

Can lower back and legs aching be a symptom of early pregnancy? Legs feel like they are throbbing when laying down at night

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. These usuallly turn positive when you're about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have early pregnancy symptom. Last time period is on august 30th. On sep month 16th I have severe thigh pain, fever for two days. Chance to conceive?

Hi, I have early pregnancy symptom. Last time period is on august 30th. On sep month 16th I have severe thigh pain, fever for two days. Chance to conceive?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Aching back and legs pregnancy symptoms?

Aching back and legs pregnancy symptoms?

Common: It can be both from the increase in weight as well as the change in the way you move related to the change in the center of gravity with the weight gain. The weight gain happens faster than you can develop muscles to adjust to the change in the way you use your body. In addition later in the pregnancy you will develop a hormone called relaxin which loosens the ligaments that allow the birth. ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp shooting pain up my leg, could it be related to early pregnancy?

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

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I'm suffering from severe leg pains specially at night time unable to sleep is it a symptom for pregnancy?

I'm suffering from severe leg pains specially at night time unable to sleep is it a symptom for pregnancy?

Not likely: You can be pregnant and have no symptoms. If you need to know if you are pregnant see your family md. ...Read more

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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

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

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Lower leg throbbing early sign of pregnancy?

Lower leg throbbing early sign of pregnancy?

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

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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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Why is my legs swollen after abortion, and am still having some of the pregnancy symptoms?

Why is my legs swollen after abortion, and am still having some of the pregnancy symptoms?

Return to Ab clinic: You need to return to the abortion MD/clinic and make sure that the procedure was successfully completed and there are no other problems or complications. ...Read more

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My legs especially feet are swollen, is it symptom of pregnancy as I am 22 week and how can I solve it?

My legs especially feet are swollen, is it symptom of pregnancy as I am 22 week and how can I solve it?

Yes and yes: The total circulatory volume of your body increases by about 1/3rd when you are pregnant, so swelling is common. See your doctor and make sure there is not another cause of it however first. Walking, exercise of your legs will help reduce it as will compression stockings. ...Read more

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All test are negative why am I still having pregnancy symptoms all except morning sickness and leg cramps, its been 2 1/2 weeks took test 24 and neg.

All test are negative why am I still having pregnancy symptoms all except morning sickness and leg cramps, its been 2 1/2 weeks took test 24 and neg.

Health Class: Your symptoms do not in any way represent pregnancy. You have tested 24 times? Perhaps you should take a few minutes to learn that true early pregnancy is ASYMPTOMATIC until the fetus is big enough to make HCG and have a placenta. That means 'early' signs are not pregnancy but something else, usually. Leg cramping, a sign of the last weeks of pregnancy is not early pregnancy. Ever. ...Read more

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Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Not a sign: This is not a sign of pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test if you are uncertain. There can be skin changes with pregnancy but most often they involve increase in pigmentation around the nipples and in the midline on the belly. ...Read more

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Would I be able too feel pregnancy symptoms five days after sex cause I'm cramping a lot my legs hurt and my back hurts?

Would I be able too feel pregnancy symptoms five days after sex cause I'm cramping a lot my legs hurt and my back hurts?

Implantation: You certainly could have some implantation symptoms such as cramping and light bleeding. However, this could be an infection too. Probably time to see a GYN physician. ...Read more

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Are itchy legs a sign of early pregnancy? As well as the feeling of a "let down " in breasts? I'm expectin my period soon.

Not usual: Itchy legs are not a typical sign of pregnancy.
Breast tenderness is, however...
This may be pre menstrual too.
Good luck, whatever you are hoping for! ...Read more

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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

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Expanding abdomen. 7 mths. All pregnancy symptoms. Feel what seems to be fetal prts head, back legs. See and feel strong movements. Neg. Preg. Test.?

Expanding abdomen. 7 mths. All pregnancy symptoms. Feel what seems to be fetal prts head, back legs. See and feel strong movements. Neg. Preg. Test.?

Psychological: First, as a physician I am going to speak very frankly to you. If you are seven months pregnant and not seeing an obstetrician then this choice is putting your life and the baby's life at risk. In this day and time where obstetrics can save women and baby's from most of the common problems that plague pregnancy makes not seeing an OB nearly a crime.
Second, if you doubt the test go see an ob. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my legs, developed early pregnancy and hasn't gone away. Tried fungal creams, and neosporin no help. Dial soap makes much worse?

I have a itchy rash on my legs, developed early pregnancy and hasn't gone away. Tried fungal creams, and neosporin no help. Dial soap makes much worse?

Pregnancy rash: There is a plaque like strange-looking rash associated with pregnancy. It is usually treated with a short course of oral cortisone. However it is always a good idea to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello All, Am new to this Forum. Today is 13th day IUI. Am having leg pain and some time lower stomach pain. Is this pregnancy symptoms?

Hello All, Am new to this Forum. Today is 13th day IUI. Am having leg pain and some time lower stomach pain. Is this pregnancy symptoms?

Depends: Did you have sex since your last period? Did you miss a period? If you missed your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hormone changes: Hormone changes are most likely but if you are not drinking as much (possibly due to nausea or sickness) and are dehydrated, that would also contribute. Use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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Naked foreplay, slight penetration. Stomach cramps, sore upper legs, backpain, small amount of bloating and mood swings. Period or pregnancy symptoms?

Naked foreplay, slight penetration. Stomach cramps, sore upper legs, backpain, small amount of bloating and mood swings. Period or pregnancy symptoms?

When is your period: Expected? Are your periods regular? If concerned about pregnancy you can test at home 1-3 day s before the expected period. Symptoms before this tell you nothing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have severe leg pain and other symptoms?

See Pain Specialist: You may need this worked up to see why you have such significant pain by your PCP initially and then possibly a pain specialist. Could be sciatica, DVT, compartment syndrome, etc... Hard to say without evaluations. ...Read more

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Is it a positive symptom if I have leg pain while walking?

Is it a positive symptom if I have leg pain while walking?

Could Be: Leg pain occurring while walking could be do to many reasons. Shoe wear, surface, hydration status, medical condition and any medications could contribute to leg pains. Commonly due to muscle tightness and shoe wear. Start with some simple calf stretches and be sure you have shoes that provide appropriate support and comfort. Leg pan and swelling should prompt you to see your dr. Immediately. ...Read more

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Can physical symptoms of anxiety cause leg pain because of fight or flight response...Been happening for over a month. Thanks?

Can physical symptoms of anxiety cause leg pain because of fight or flight response...Been happening for over a month. Thanks?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause many kinds of physical symptoms, including muscle tension that leads to pain. If you've had leg pain for over a month though, a medical evaluation is advisable. ...Read more

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Causes of random leg pain for a 2 yr old male with no other symptoms? Not sure if he's even telling the truth. Doesn't seem to bother him.

Causes of random leg pain for a 2 yr old male with no other symptoms? Not sure if he's even telling the truth. Doesn't seem to bother him.

Leg pain toddler: Hard to say. A 2 year old may just repeat words than understand the concept of leg pain. I would look and see how your toddler moves when he/she complains to see if the "pain" is real. If so, have your child checked by your doc. The causes are many and run from soft tissue injury to bone cysts or growths to bone marrow problems. If the pain is real and random, it is most likely benign issue. ...Read more

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Does someone with health anxiety often perceive symptoms as worse than they are? Ex: slight leg pain may feel severe and make u think u have disease?

Does someone with health anxiety often perceive symptoms as worse than they are? Ex: slight leg pain may feel severe and make u think u have disease?

Yes: That happens all the time in people with "health anxiety". Of course, such patients benefit from realizing how they are perceiving the sensations or feelings from all over their bodies, and then adjusting their perceptions to a more realistic type of perception. ...Read more

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I have had lateral leg pain off and on for about 6 months now - initially right leg, then mysteriously switched to left (all symptoms on right disappeared immediately), then later back to right. Over the last month pain has been concurrently in both legs,

Leg pain: If you have pain issues in your legs, there are several causes your physician will consider. At age 58, you may have osteoarthritis that is causing pain in your joints. If you have pain radiating down your leg to your calf, you may have leg pain (sciatica) that is caused by a compressed nerve in your spine. Visit your physician for a physical exam to diagnose and treat your pain. Get well! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause physical symptoms? Like arm pain or leg pain

Can anxiety cause physical symptoms? Like arm pain or leg pain

Absolutely: Anxiety can cause a wide variety of physical symptoms and can effect most systems in your body in some way. The difficulty is that is is very hard to subjectively tell which is causing which. That's why its always good to consult a physician. ...Read more

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My doctor says my leg pain is being caused by anxiety/stress. Can stress really cause painful symptoms?

Cortisol hormone: The increase in the hormone cortisol from stress, may contribute to chronic pain. Some forms of chronic pain could be due to the cumulative destructive effects of cortisol on muscle, bone and neural tissue as well as the immune system. Stress and anxiety are a factor, not the cause. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of bladder cancer amd cervic cancer? I read leg pain is a symptom of cc and I have leg pain.. ..Thank you.

What are the most common symptoms of bladder cancer amd cervic cancer? I read leg pain is a symptom of cc and I have leg pain.. ..Thank you.

Symptoms: The most common symptoms of bladder cancer are painless blood in the urine and irritative urinary symptoms, such as frequency, dysuria, and urgency. Bladder cancer is most commonly a disease of older people who are chronic smokers. Early cervical cancer is often without symptoms. Symptoms may include irregular or heavy vaginal bleeding or bleeding after sex. Mean age at diagnosis is 48 years. ...Read more

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Have l5s1 protusion back\leg pain\footdrop. Mri doesn't confirm drop. Emg\nerve study normal. What should be next step? Do symptoms clash with test results

Have l5s1 protusion back\leg pain\footdrop. Mri doesn't confirm drop. Emg\nerve study normal. What should be next step? Do symptoms clash with test results

Epidural injection.: The imaging studies give info to help with a diagnosis. All the symptoms should be considered. A foot drop is due to muscle failure which is most often caused by pressure on a nerve, usually from a disc. They should treat your clinical findings in this case ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Leg Pain (Definition)

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