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What causes swelling of the feet during pregnancy?

What causes swelling of the feet during pregnancy?

Among the answers: Is the fact that the presence of the baby puts some pressure on the veins as they exit the leg into the abdomen, resulting in a back pressure that results in water retention. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Causes of swelling of the feet when pregnant?

Causes of swelling of the feet when pregnant?

In general, normal: It's not uncommon for swelling in the legs and feet during pregnancy, but one of the things to make certain is that your blood pressure is under control, especially check for preclamsia/eclamsia (which can be an emergency). ...Read more

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What can cause sudden bulging of veins in hands and forearms and swelling of feet and ankles at the same time while suddenly feeling bloated and Exhau?

What can cause sudden bulging of veins in hands and forearms and swelling of feet and ankles at the same time while suddenly feeling bloated and Exhau?

Please see your Dr!: Your symptoms may be due to several different disorders or, less likely, one disorder.Fluid retention in the lower extremities is extremely common in premenopausal women and is called idiopathic edema.The exact cause is unknown and the edema can be made worse by diuretics. Less likely but possible are more serious conditions: congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disorders.See your physician! ...Read more

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What are the causes of swelling frim the legs ancles and feet at night ?

What are the causes of swelling frim the legs ancles and feet at night ?

Swelling Leg Foot: There are many causes of swelling in the legs and feet. We must worry about your venous return or lymph drainage. Best to see a vascular specialist to see why you are having a hard time getting that fluid out of there, when it is typically the night time that we can get the fluid out as we get off our feet. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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What is associated with swelling in the feet during pregnancy?

What is associated with swelling in the feet during pregnancy?

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

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What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

simple cause: First and foremost, infection is out. Does anyone else in your family have this, do you stand on your feet a lot, does it get better when your legs are elevated or worse as the day progresses? Look up the terms venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Stop the water pills, stop the antibiotics, and get into a good pair of 20-30mmhg compression stockings and wear them when you are up. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my feet and hands are swelling. Is there any food to avoid/can trigger the swelling of my feet and numbness of my hands?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my feet and hands are swelling. Is there any food  to avoid/can trigger the swelling of my feet and numbness of my hands?

Not really.: Edema is not unusual in advanced pregnancy and may be related to hormonal effects. Unless you are hypertensive there is no reason to change your diet; mention this to your obstetrician, as all you need at this point is an excuse to deliver. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could blood pooling happen solely in the bottom of the feet and not the rest of the legs? Both my feet ache and are red on the soles when standing.

Could blood pooling happen solely in the bottom of the feet and not the rest of the legs? Both my feet ache and are red on the soles when standing.

Blood pooling: It is not likely that you are getting pooling of the blood only at the bottom of the feet. Most people note blood pooling, or Venous Insufficiency first in the lower legs and ankles, and, usually not at your age (usually beginning in the late 30's to late 40's). You may be having increased blood flow from a high activity level which has increased your capillary return, thus making them red ...Read more

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My feet are in severe pain and also sometimes itchy. The tips of the toes, the ball of the foot, and heel are extremely tender. No redness or swelling?

My feet are in severe pain and also sometimes itchy. The tips of the toes, the ball of the foot, and heel are extremely tender. No redness or swelling?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes including an abnormality in the feet themselves verses a vascular, rheumatologist, or neurological disorder. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can likely determine the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Injured hemi cp effected ankle.foot is red at night and after walking. Veins in ankle and foot potrude. Excessive dryness bottoms of both feet,causes?

Injured hemi cp effected ankle.foot is red at night and after walking. Veins in ankle and foot potrude. Excessive dryness bottoms of both feet,causes?

Lack of motion : usually motion will help circulation and with cp the motion is limited and the you get more pooling of blood and they will effect the size and color of the area. I recommend that you see a foot doctor for possible compression sock after arterial Doppler that's is within normal limit ...Read more

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Swelling of the hands and feet--worried?

Swelling of the hands and feet--worried?

MEDICAL ISSUE: If it's both hands and feet, my first impression is an underlying medical condition. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Hands and feet are swelling and itching in the night after handling weight in day time?

Hands and feet are swelling and itching in the night after handling weight in day time?

Tx by Derm: If you are handling weight during the day and symptoms arise at night you need to evaluate what you are doing during the day. List your foods and how much water you are drinking as well as any medication you are taking or any enhancement drinks. Make a list of your training schedule for the physician so he can help you. And make your appointment to be seen by a dermatologist/ sports medicine sp. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the feet and legs?

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

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There is swelling in my toe and this small swelling because of the shoe and the many hours of work and this leads to great pain in my feet?

There is swelling in my toe and this small swelling because of the shoe and the many hours of work and this leads to great pain in my feet?

Try and find : The cause of the swelling. Are the shoes the correct size? Is there an ingrown toenail? Is there any cracks in the skin? Is it possible you broke the toe? If you are unsure...See a foot doctor for help. ...Read more

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What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

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

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