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Doctor insights on: Itchy Swollen Ankles During Pregnancy

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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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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Swolen adbimen, during period painfull swollen stomach, first time

Swolen adbimen, during period painfull swollen stomach, first time

Hello, : Hello, many women develop abdominal bloating before or during their period. You have bowel movement tagged but not specific details. Either constipation or gastroenteritis could give you abdominal problems. ...Read more

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Cauge ofvlegs sweling during pregnancy?

Cauge ofvlegs sweling during pregnancy?

Veins: The valves in your veins get pulled apart and the blood can't get back to the heart like it should. Thus, the fluid leaks out into your legs. ...Read more

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Vagina lips sore and itchy during period. Why is this ?

Vagina lips sore and itchy during period. Why is this ?

Possibilities: Could be a yeast infection or even stds. You can try over-the-counter antifungal like monist at, but if it keeps coming back, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

Hormones: Changes in liver contribute to itching. There are several rashes associated with pregnancy, papular pruritic pupp, impetigo herpetiformis, as well as eczema which can worsen in pregnancy. Topical Sarna can be helpful for first line symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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Why do breasts become swelled and painful in early pregnancy?

Why do breasts become swelled and painful in early pregnancy?

H-O-R-M-O-N-E-S: Yep. Hormones rule, even during pregnancy. In fact, there are even hormones produced by the placenta! so women should be expecting not only a baby but also lots of changes in their bodies during and even after pregnancy in order to grow and nourish that baby. ...Read more

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Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Needs Attention: There can be a number of things that may be causing these symptoms. Some causes could be serious and should be checked out by a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Very itchy all over, expecially at night, itchy pimple rash on wrist and fingers, worried could be scabbies!?

Very itchy all over, expecially at night, itchy pimple rash on wrist and fingers, worried could be scabbies!?

Scabies: You are probably right. Get a skin scrape by a derm and a prescription and you'll recover quickly. ...Read more

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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly. ?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.   ?

Stasis dermatitis : Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

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I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?

I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?

Lumps aching joints: F of unknown age or location or medical Hx notes: I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an? ANS: Many things can do. Do u live with ticks carrying Lyme disease? Are you in age range/location for acute rheumatic fever? Always provide at least this information. See local Dr now. ...Read more

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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me..i got red rashes after 2 days of itching..tq?

My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me..i got red rashes after 2 days of itching..tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more

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It itchy skin normal during pregnancy?

It itchy skin normal during pregnancy?

Skin that is being: stretched can itch. So, when breasts, abdomen, buttocks enlarge - itching may occur. ...Read more

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Around my ankles are itchy, tight and slightly swollen?

Around my ankles are itchy, tight and slightly swollen?

Varicose : Sound a bit like varicose veins may be responsible. See a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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The inside of my vagina is puffy and swollen. Not currently sexually active, week before period. Feels tight and when masturbating swollen uncomfy. ?

The inside of my vagina is puffy and swollen. Not currently sexually active, week before period. Feels tight and when masturbating swollen uncomfy. ?

Vaginal swelling: Many things could be at issue. You may have varicose veins, engorgement, or even issues associated with prolapse. I do not expect anything bad. To diagnose the problem, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late pregnancy?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause itchy ankles. Really itchy ankles that are more itchy when scratched?

Derm or pod: You might want to see your local podiatrist or dermatologist and have it biopsied. It could be numerous etiologies such as contact dermatitis to eczema. As a result, treatment differs. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
351 doctors shared insights

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