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Tingling In Legs During Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
When my wife sleeps she has pain in both her legs, sometimes l eft sometimes right. This began during pregnancy and after, its been 10 months. Why?
Leg pain: It could be a circulation issue. Some pregnant women get restless leg like pain. Varicose veins ache at night. Less likely a blood clot in the leg (would usually hurt all day) Try propping up her lower legs on a pillow to elevated and see if it helps. She certainly can take some tylenol before bedtime for the aching and if unable to sleep, I tell my pregnant patients to use tylenol pm. ...Read more
Several things: Have your doctor check on whether you might be iron deficient, or have certain vitamin deficiencies (folic acid), both of which can increase RLS symptoms. Avoid caffeine, esp after noon. It is usually transient in pregnancy. Meds used in treatment are cat. C, which means while they have not been proven safe, they haven't been proven harmful in human beings in usual doses. Hot packs may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likely not: As long as they were cooked well, there is little likihood of any harm to the baby. Also, i'm assuming you didn't eat 500 pounds of them either.The caution with fish and seafood during pregnancy is mainly related to mercury contained in them, and if you just ate them a few times in normal quantities, you did not put the baby at risk. Always cook your food well an dwash hands, esp. When pregnant! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Restless legs syndrome has been known to be associated with low ferritin stores in the body. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron and releases it in a controlled fashion. Most pregnant women have iron-deficiency anemia and may have low ferritin levels. If this is addressed the restless legs symptoms often resolve - your symptoms may improve after you deliver. If it doesn't, seek medical help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anyone develop bloodclots in legs during pregnancy even though no history of blood disorders and is healthy?
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. ...Read more
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