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I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have a swollen ankle only in one leg though. What is it amd what can I do to help the swelling go down?

I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have a swollen ankle only in one leg though. What is it amd what can I do to help the swelling go down?

Pedal edema: The majoriy of women will experience leg swelling (pedal edema) during pregnancy, and for most it will increase as the pregnancy progresses. Usually this type swelling is worse in the evening and better in the morning - and there is no treatment needed. However, if you are having calf pain, the possibility of a blood clot is increased and you should be seen immediately - as dr tokarz noted. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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I'm about 35 weeks pregnant and I've been having these really ugly leg veins?

I'm about 35 weeks pregnant and I've been having these really ugly leg veins?

Common: Varicose veins are just dilated veins near the skin surface. They are very common during pregnancy. Blame your parents for them, the tendency to get them is genetic. If they are painful, wearing support hose may help and so can ice packs. They will get better or go away after pregnancy but will recur with future pregnancy and as you get older. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant. My knee hurts really bad, I'm not able to move my leg because of the pain and I can't put pressure on it. What can it be?

35 weeks pregnant. My knee hurts really bad, I'm not able to move my leg because of the pain and I can't put pressure on it. What can it be?

See your doctor: If swelling is associated will need to rule out a deep vein thrombosis. Late pregnancy carries a slightly higher risk and often the only presenting symptom is leg pain. The typical test is a doppler or ultrasound of the leg. If no obstruction, then can be handled as a typical strain or sprain as the ligaments in general will be getting slightly more loose in preparation for delivery. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant. Left leg is cramping from knee to behind and sometimes impossible to walk or sit. What can it be?

35 weeks pregnant. Left leg is cramping from knee to behind and sometimes impossible to walk or sit. What can it be?

It's the baby!: Hello Allyn,

At 35 weeks, the baby is large and in charge. It is occupying all the space in the pelvis and since the nerves can not move over they get pressed (in this case the left one). This nerve is called the sciatic nerve and this condition is called Sciatica. Feels terrible but soooo normal. Lay on your Right side to move the uterus off your Left sciatic nerve and you should get relief ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant and one of my legs feels like its losing circulation. The feeling is only from my knee down?

35 weeks pregnant and one of my legs feels like its losing circulation. The feeling is only from my knee down?

Possible clot.: Late pregnancy at risk for deep vein clot which can be fatal. Symptoms almost always accompanied by swelling on just the one side, left leg is more common. If no swelling then nerve compression more likely (less dangerous). Get to your doc or er now. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling. In one leg only?

I am experiencing ankle swelling. In one leg only?

Swelling in one: Extremity usually indicates the issue is in that extremity, it could be arthritis, venous issue, injury. You did not say if it is painful or not. You can try antiinflamatories, elevation, compression. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant, & have bad pain in the pelvic bone between my legs. What can this be from? It hurts to get out of bed & roll over.

I'm 35 weeks pregnant, & have bad pain in the pelvic bone between my legs. What can this be from? It hurts to get out of bed & roll over.

Pregnancy: If your pain is so severe that you can not even get out of bed then you should be evaluated in an emergency room. Most 35 week pregnant women experience pain and discomfort in the pubic bone but it should not be so severe that they can not get out of bed. ...Read more

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Neck pain after chiro manipulation-MRI showed bulging c5-c6 and hypoplastic right vertebral artery. Intermittent tingling all over body (face, legs, everywhere) but primarily on left side (where most pain is). 35 weeks pregnant.

Neck pain after chiro manipulation-MRI showed bulging c5-c6 and hypoplastic right vertebral artery. Intermittent tingling all over body (face, legs, everywhere) but primarily on left side (where most pain is). 35 weeks pregnant.

Neurosurgeon ASAP: Hypoplastic vertebral artery means narrowing of a neck blood vessel and people who have it are often born with it. This increases the risk of stroke. Pregnancy also tends to make the blood clot more easily thus you are at increased risk of stroke. Manipulation could also have causes blood vessel tear in a compromised area. Given you are having symptoms, immediate evaluation is highly advised. ...Read more

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Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Varicose vein/c doc: Although this may just be from varicose veins, since they are painful, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in the leg veins which may lead to life-threatening consequence if not treated. That swollen and itchy hands are likely from contact allergy (something you use on your hands) which may require a dermatology consultation. ...Read more

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Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot. Ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot. Ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...Read more

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I believe I have a torn ACL. I have swelling arty the knee and under the knee. Now I've noticed from my hurt knee all the way down to my ankle my entire leg /chin/ankle is really swollen. This is new. Is this due to the injury?

I believe I have a torn ACL. I have swelling arty the knee and under the knee. Now I've noticed from my hurt knee all the way down to my ankle my entire leg /chin/ankle is really swollen. This is new. Is this due to the injury?

Be seen: I would be seen. It could be a torn ACL or other ligament or cartilage, there could even be a component of a sciatica to your complaint; but when people begin to complain of swelling in the leg itself, a blood clot is a consideration as well. And, because that is potentially life threatening, you need to be seen to rule this out. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?

I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?

Elevaate that foot: Above heart on bed or sofa to drain it, can use ice pack over a sock too for 30 min of every hour, but if pain and swelling persist need xray or bone scan to see if hairline fracture ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles and my right leg I had a iregular heart beat 4 years ago I went and had a arterial abolation and every thing has been fine the swelling goes down over night I had a ultra sound for my heart and an akg about 3 weeks ago and every thi

I have swollen ankles and my right leg I had a iregular heart beat 4 years ago I went and had a arterial abolation and every thing has been fine the swelling goes down over night I had a ultra sound for my heart and an akg about 3 weeks ago and every thi

The: The good news is that your heart is not failing, which would have been detected on the ultrasound of your heart. When this occurs your heart does does pump blood effectively which ultimately results in fluid accumulation in your lower extremities.
As far as why you have swollen ankles/legs its hard to say. You may need to decrease your salt intake. Also if you have any pain, redness, or tenderness in your leg (s) then your doctor may need to do an ultrasound of your lower extremities in order to rule out blood clots.
I suggest you schedule a follow up visit with your doctor in order to investigate this problem further.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have had ankle swelling in both ankles for 3 weeks I am a diabetic I take my pills and insulin I also take meds for high blood pressure I have never had this swelling before and since it will not go down totally what do you think it may be

I have had ankle swelling in both ankles for 3 weeks I am a diabetic I take my pills and insulin I also take meds for high blood pressure I have never had this swelling before and since it will not go down totally what do you think it may be

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling, ankle pain and popping or snapping sound from joint. The following also describe me: Unable to bend foot down, F...

I am experiencing ankle swelling, ankle pain and popping or snapping sound from joint. The following also describe me: Unable to bend foot down, F...

You should: See a specialist. This does not sound like it will get better on its own. You also need a definitive diagnosis and to figure out if this is one or more than one issue. ...Read more

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How can I get ankle swelling down after two weeks?

How can I get ankle swelling down after two weeks?

After 2 wks??: 2 wks after what? Elevation helps
an ankle support might help as well as knee hi support hose I also frequently have pts wrap the affected ankle with plastic wrap at bed time (several layers) this keeps in the body heat and increased the blood flow and may help with the healing process I have used this on pts for over 30 years with frequent good results good luck. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant severe itchiness in my feet especially around my ankles my vision fades in and out and I've been weak?

I am 35 weeks pregnant severe itchiness in my feet especially around my ankles my vision fades in and out and I've been weak?

See your OBGYN: Advance your next scheduled OBGYN appointment to have a check-up. Especially if these are new symptoms, call ASAP and get advice and as early an appointment as possible. Why wait and worry? Best wishes for a good birth and healthy baby! ...Read more

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The top of my foot feels like its burning at 35 weeks pregnant?

The top of my foot feels like its burning at 35 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy: Causes feet/ankles to carry added weight. Swelling of lower extremities may occur as well, this is turn puts pressure on feet. Try to avoid standing as much as possible and when you do sit to elevate your lower extremity. Make sure your not wearing tight shoes. The problem you describe is pressure on the nerve which causes the discomfort. ...Read more

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My husband has a swollen thigh with no pain but the leg does feel heavy! How can we get the swelling to go down?

My husband has a swollen thigh with no pain but the leg does feel heavy! How can we get the swelling to go down?

Go to the Doctor: Unexplained swelling can represent life threatening problems. This is nothing to just wait on. Please get your husband to your family clinic urgently. ...Read more

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My leg has been swollen on my shin from a bruise I got in a car accident almost two years ago, what or how can I get the swelling down or go away?

My leg has been swollen on my shin from a bruise I got in a car accident almost two years ago, what or how can I get the swelling down or go away?

See a orthopedic Dr.: Swelling that lasts two years is cause for concern. You need to see an orthopedic dr. That specializes in knee pathology. It may be fluid retention that needs to be drained but I would think that an MRI of that area is indicated at this time as well. ...Read more

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Right leg is swollen and hurts. Hurt it years ago running and it keeps swelling and then goes down and swells again. What could cause this?

Right leg is swollen and hurts. Hurt it years ago running and it keeps swelling and then goes down and swells again. What could cause this?

Swelling of leg: If the leg swelling is recurrent and subsides overnight but reoccurs later in the day, I would be suspicious of chronic vein damage which might be an aftermath of the old leg injury which may have caused phlebitis. If the leg swelling is not in the leg or ankle, but in the knee, it suggests cartilage damage. If it's not a knee problem, consult a vascular surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hurt ankle 3-4 mos ago. Was swollen the first few days swelling went down. Pain has never went away & makes a loup pop wen rotating it. What is this?

Cartilage injury: Pain and popping sounds when moving your ankle several months after an injury may indicate cartilage damage. An x-ray to rule out a fracture followed by an MRI is indicated. ...Read more

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Could this swelling be just a possible sprain? I was told last night that I have a possible blood clot in my leg and possibly that is why it is so swollen. They checked and there wasn't any. I've tried everything to get it to go down but it hasn't and won't

Could this swelling be just a possible sprain? I was told last night that I have a possible blood clot in my leg and possibly that is why it is so swollen. They checked and there wasn't any. I've tried everything to get it to go down but it hasn't and won't

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have swelling that started behind my knee with lots of pain. Today my whole knee is swollen, with pain doing thru my leg. From knee cap down. What can?

I have swelling that started behind my knee with lots of pain. Today my whole knee is swollen, with pain doing thru my leg. From knee cap down. What can?

Baker's cyst: You may have developed a baker's cyst. Fluid from knee has moved to the back of the knee and can be very uncomfortable. Have orthopedic check it out for you. ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause I'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause I'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

Blood clots: Depending on how bad your clot was the leg could be larger forever. Though some of the swelling will go down. I don't know how long you have had this but it could be months before it improves. Your doctor can recommend pain meds based on what medication you take. ...Read more

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Can't stand more than 5 minutes right leg is numb down front of thigh to knee. Very sharp pain feels like inside of bone. Sitting helps but numbness never leaves. Sometimes feels like thigh and knee are swollen but isn't any swelling?

Can't stand more than 5 minutes right leg is numb down front of thigh to knee. Very sharp pain feels like inside of bone. Sitting helps but numbness never leaves. Sometimes feels like thigh and knee are swollen but isn't any swelling?

Nerve: Sounds like you have a nerve entrapment in the leg. Something could be pressing on the nerve. Need to see a doctor for exam, possible imaging or vascular testing to find what is causing the problem.
There maybe a problem with the circulation that is causing the leg to feel swollen but you can't see anything.
See a doctor for further work up. ...Read more

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Elderly diabetic black man taken in the emergency room with a swollen left leg. How do docs get the swelling down?

Elderly diabetic black man taken in the emergency room with a swollen left leg. How do docs get the swelling down?

Depends on the cause: The 2 most dangerous reasons for swelling in this patient are an infection and a blood clot. If it is infection then he will need to be on antibiotics. If it is severe enough he will need to stay in the hospital on IV antibiotics. If it is a blood clot (which could be found with an ultrasound) then the treatment is blood thinners for at least 6 months. The swelling will go down slowly. ...Read more

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I woke up one morning and when I went to walk my ankle popped and I noticed swelling this was Sunday. Its still swollen and so is the top of my foot?

I woke up one morning and when I went to walk my ankle popped and I noticed swelling this was Sunday. Its still swollen and so is the top of my foot?

Ankle Sprain: Hi, if there is no redness and warmth there then you most likely have sprained your ankle, taking Motrin, elevation, ankle brace, taking it easy could help, although I suggest you see your PMD to rule out other serious conditions, good luck. ...Read more

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One leg swelling and painful. Negative ct and 3 negative ultrasound for blood clots. Elevated ddimer. What could this be. It's really swollen and hurt?

One leg swelling and painful. Negative ct and 3 negative ultrasound for blood clots. Elevated ddimer. What could this be. It's really swollen and hurt?

If left leg: Is the swollen one, then you need further evaluation of your iliac vein for compression from overlying arteries. This is called May Thurner Syndrome. Further info at sir web. Org. Also doctor finder if you need a referral to an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more