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Doctor insights on: Itchy Swollen Ankles During Pregnancy

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What can I do for swollen ankles and feet during pregnancy?

What can I do for swollen ankles and feet during pregnancy?

Up Up Up: Sorry not much you could do wear ted house and keep elevated.

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Dr. Wenjay Sung Dr. Sung
Podiatry
10 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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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.

Dr. Norman Chideckel Dr. Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
38 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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How long does swollen ankles associated with pregnancy last?

How long does swollen ankles associated with pregnancy last?

Support hose: Support hose will reduce this problem. If it persists see your doctor.

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Dr. Amy Herold Dr. Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How can I prevent swollen ankles and feet in pregnancy?

How can I prevent swollen ankles and feet in pregnancy?

Avoid salt: Swollen feet and ankles are common in pregnancy. As the uterus gets bigger it puts pressure on the blood vessels in the pelvis returning the blood from the legs back to the heart. This can make blood flow slower and increase swelling. Avoiding salt, drinking plenty of water, and elevating your feet can help reduce swelling. Be aware it may not go away until a few weeks after the baby is born.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Sore breasts, swollen ankles, tired all the time, moody.2 and a half weeks late. Home pregnancy test negative. Could I still be pregnant or what els?

Sore breasts, swollen ankles, tired all the time, moody.2 and a half weeks late. Home pregnancy test negative. Could I still be pregnant or what els?

See details: You are not pregnant and the possible causes are many. See a doctor. You will not find the answer without an exam and lab tests.

Dr. Stuart Winkler Dr. Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Dr. Scott Shields Dr. Shields
Podiatry
25 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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I have severely swollen ankles. It does not clear up during the night. No pain. What can I do other than walking, stockings, lymph drainage, ozone?

Do not ignore: Edema can be pitting or brawny. Press around the ankle firmly - hold and release. If there is a indentation that stays around it is pitting edema. If you can not dent the flesh it is brawny edema and much harder to deal with. Support hose, elevation, sequential compression, diuretic meds and decrease in salt are a good start. If this does not work pt specialized in lymph-edema can help.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Swollen ankles and fingers during the evening and night. Sore aching feet. Very physical job walking all day, I work at a medical clinic. What is it?

Could be: It could be osteoarthritis considering that it is at the end of the day, but it could be inflammatory such as rheumatoid in light of the swelling. See you doctor to confirm what it is.

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter Dr. Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
38 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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My body feels itchy. I had this during my pregnancy. Took allerid n felt better. But the itch has started again...Its from head to toe. What to do?

My body feels itchy. I had this during my pregnancy. Took allerid n felt better. But the itch has started again...Its from head to toe. What to do?

Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines are usually the most helpful medications you can take for itching. You can get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, allegra, Claritin and other ah otc now. Any of these may help itching, but Claritin might be the least effective; results are individual. If the itching continues or worsens over time, see an allergist for help figuring out why you are itching. It could be a disease that needs attention.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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Itchy on legs during 22 weeks of pregnancy, any ways to solve this problem?

Itchy on legs during 22 weeks of pregnancy, any ways to solve this problem?

Find the cause: Different conditions can cause itchy skin durin g pregnancy. If your skin is dry- applying hypoallergenic lotion should help. Eczema can be worse during pregnancy. Increase level of estrogen in some women can also cause redness and itchiness on the skin. If you have also symptoms like nausea, decrease apetite, mild jaundice etc- intrahepatic cholestasis should be ruled out. Discuss with your ob.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Is it safe to use savlon during pregnancy? Too itchy bottom due to progestrone suppositry dishcharge and piles problem..

Is it safe to use savlon during pregnancy? Too itchy bottom due to progestrone suppositry dishcharge and piles problem..

Salvon in pregnancy: Cetrimide, a component of Salvon, is contraindicated. There is not enough safety data in pregnancy and with lactation. Please see your physician for hemorrhoid treatment if needed. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-answers/hemorrhoids-during-pregnancy/faq-20058149

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Dr. Roseller B. Tapangan Dr. Tapangan
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Itchy sore clitoris during early pregnancy. Should I be worried or is this normal? Also noticed feeling like that makes me reach orgasms faster...

Itchy sore clitoris during early pregnancy. Should I be worried or is this normal? Also noticed feeling like that makes me reach orgasms faster...

Exam: The best thing to do is to schedule a visit with your obgyn so that they can do an examination and make sure everything is normal. Yeast, trichomoniasis, herpes and other infections can cause itching and soreness.

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What to do for raised red itchy bumps on hands and fingers during pregnancy?

What to do for raised red itchy bumps on hands and fingers during 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.

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

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