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Swelling In One Leg 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 more
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
Swelling in one foot/ankle significantly more than the other during pregnancy. Also some tightness in the calf on that side. Is this normal?
What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?
Compression stocking: The pressure of the baby on to draining system- veins is one of the causes for venous reflux. To prevent swelling, pain, and cramps use compression stockings 20mmHg. Also, elevate your legs/feet when in bed or at home. Usually it gets better after the baby, residual disease can be treated with ablation in future if it persists. ...Read more
I am 31 yr old with jca. My pregnancy test at home came positive for one week I had no symptoms. Of jca but now I hav rt knee swelling shud I worry?
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
Depends: Some patient will have edema through delivery and for a few weeks after birth. Others who have mild edema will find that in the evening with elevation of feet the swelling goes down. If you are pregnant and have swelling inform your md as it may also be seen with high blood pressure. ...Read more
Could I have an pregnancy with hCG levels too low for hpt&blood tests to detect even after 9weeks stomach looks a bigger swelling on leg? Bhcg =1.2m
Many things: Leg vein disease. A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis also can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. Have a Dr. Evaluation. ...Read more
What may be the diagnose if one had a leg swelling with severe pain that he cant sleep and his BP is 170?
Hi, salycilic acid 5% during pregnancy. I used it in thighs & legs as scrub, then discovered my pregnancy, one month fetus, is it safe, worried? Thnx
Yes: Systemic absorption of skin applying Meds should be minimum. Not enough to harm fetus ...Read more
I am getting leg swelling during ovulation and menstruation. BP and BW fine, my dr prescribed lasix (furosemide). Is this something I just have to live with?
Lasix (furosemide) or diet change: If you eat or drink a lot of sodium/salt daily, you can retain more fluids. Try cutting down on salt intake and checking labels for sodium. Drinking more water and walking can be helpful as well. Seeking medical attention if no improvement is wise. Lasix (furosemide) can be a short term fix but not usually necessary unless you have other medical issues. ...Read more
What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?
Uncertain: This is something you should take your physician. The swelling in one leg or an ankle may be related to the venous return from the lower extremity. The pain and numbness in one arm and leg could suggest a neurologic system. This is why you should take this to your physician. ...Read more
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?
Yes: Swelling is common, as the fetus takes up so much room that vascular and other body parts are being moved and squeezed, so it is common to have a back up of fluid, especially in the extremities. At 38 weeks you should be seen by your OB for anything however. You are close! Congratulations and good luck! ...Read more
Pregnancy gingivitis: A surge of estrogen during pregnancy is expected. Estrogen breaks down in your body and produce estradiol, which helps p. Gingivalis bacteria to grow. This result in gum inflammation and thus termed "pregnancy gingivitis". Treatment involved good thorough cleaning and good oral hygiene would help to alleviate the gum bleeding problem. ...Read more
Swelling: Pressure on the inguinal veins from the growing fetus puts pressure on the veins and makes a backlog into the lower extremities and feet. ...Read more
P.G. leg swelling: The developing fetus in the uterus is putting pressure on the main blood vessel bringing blood back to the heart. (inferior vena cava). As a result, the blood pools in your legs and the fluid "escapes" into the tissues. Elevate your spirits and your legs during pregnancy as this is temporary and is "cured" by delivery. ...Read more
Swelling: Swelling in the feet is a common problem of pregnancy. Physicians used to associate it with pre-eclampsia, but it occurs in too many women who don't have pre-eclampsia to be a sign of pre-eclampsia. It's probably caused by the increased blood volume and changes in the blood biochemistry that occur during pregnancy. ...Read more
Labia swelled during pregnancy & sex was painful. 6 mos post csearean, swelling gone but labia longer now & sex still hurts. Am I normal? Remedies?
Hello dr in my arm I noticed swelling during pregnancy. I feed my baby now I noticed that swelling is minimum but still it is visible. What should I do?
Water, exercise: Swelling in pregnancy is pretty hard to avoid. The increased blood volume and lower blood pressure dilate the distal vessels and they become "leaky". Keeping your blood moving via exercise, drinking lots of water and periodically elevating your hands and feet will help. ...Read more
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
Breast tenderness: This is a common symptom of pregnancy. There is no magic solution. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen (maximum 1 gram every 6 hours). Wear a sports bra. Your symptoms should improve as the pregnancy progresses. Don't take motrin, alleve, or Aspirin in pregnancy. ...Read more
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
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