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Doctor insights on: Upper Inner Thigh Pain During Pregnancy

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Can sex cause vaginal yeast infection in pregnancy and is there any link between yeast infection tablets and upper leg pain?

Can sex cause vaginal yeast infection in pregnancy and is there any link between yeast infection tablets and upper leg pain?

Yeast infection: Vaginal yeast infections are more common in pregnancy because of the hormonal changes and are not usually caused by sex. The back strain of pregnancy caused by the compensation for your center of gravity shifting can result in pain in the upper leg. This is not caused by medicines used for yeast infections. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Upper Leg Pain (Definition)

Before answering this question, it would be better to define what exactly is meant by the term "upper leg". Orthopaedic surgeons (and others) typically use the term "thigh" to mean the area between the hip and the knee. They use the term "leg" to mean the area between the knee and the ankle. Thus, it is important to specify whether we are discussing pain just below the hip or ...Read more


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Is it normal for thighs to hurt and be sore during early pregnancy?

Is it normal for thighs to hurt and be sore during early pregnancy?

Yes: It is normal for just about everything to be sore during the first and third trimesters. If you have muscle soreness, I suggest increasing the calcium and potassium in your diet (e.g. milk, bananas, orange juice with extra calcium) and the amount of water in your diet. You can also use massage and stretching exercises for sore muscles. This is likely to improve later but talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hands with precum touched my clitoris and inner thighs about 4 days after my period ended. Chances of Pregnancy?

Hands with precum touched my clitoris and inner thighs about 4 days after my period ended. Chances of Pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy chances are extremely low with "no ejaculation", regardless of what else is going on. If not married, settled down, and wanting to start a family, why gamble? One can try birth control pills. One can also use condoms. That's the worry-free way to do it, and condoms may also decrease vaginal discharge or vaginal odor that can come from disintegrating semen, if ejaculation happens in there ...Read more

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2 months after wife gave birth, she has a rash on both inner parts of thighs. Postpartum pregnancy rash? What treatment safe while breastfeeding?

2 months after wife gave birth, she has a rash on both inner parts of thighs. Postpartum pregnancy rash? What treatment safe while breastfeeding?

Mixed answer: Rashes are quite diverse in their origin and a diagnosis is best made on physical exam. Most topical preparations are not absorbed in sufficient quantities to get into breast milk, so I would consider them safe. ...Read more

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What causes leg pain during pregnancy?

What causes leg pain during pregnancy?

One cause Veins: Many women have inherited the gene for venous disease. Then with hormones of pregnancy, increased pressure on the pelvic veins and leg veins. There is venous reflux. Please wear prescription support stockings throughout your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome is keeping me up at night. How can I safely manage it during pregnancy?

Restless leg syndrome is keeping me up at night. How can I safely manage it during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is it safe to have big veins on your leg during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have big veins on your leg during pregnancy?

Common: During pregnancy the lover venous system has more pressure on it than other times. This can create a dilation of these veins. ...Read more

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Mutton leg paya soup during pregnancy?

Mutton leg paya soup during pregnancy?

Careful w mushrooms: I would agree with Healthtap Dr. Andrea Brand's answer: "Yes, I believe so, as long as you use mushrooms purchased at the store." Hope that helps ...Read more

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If I have restless leg syndrome during pregnancy, will my symptoms disappear soon after delivery?

If I have restless leg syndrome during pregnancy, will my symptoms disappear soon after delivery?

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 more

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Lower & upper back, shoulder, leg and pelvic pain during pregnancy. What can help this?

Lower & upper back, shoulder, leg and pelvic pain during pregnancy. What can help this?

Swimming or exercise: pregnancy hormones loosen ligaments and joints causing imbalance almost all over the body. Strengthen your muscles with a global exercise like one during swimming. ...Read more

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What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling 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

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Is it normal for my thighs to ache in pregnancy?

Is it normal for my thighs to ache in pregnancy?

Pain : Aches and pains are normal in pregnancy, you are living for two remember! take it easy do mild excercize, rest adequately hydrate sufficiently, and perhaps the most important thing is to decrease stress which is important for the baby inside you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I cure stretch marks....They are from pregnancy in my stomache area...Others are on my thighs but was present before pregnancy?

How can I cure stretch marks....They are from pregnancy in my stomache area...Others are on my thighs but was present before pregnancy?

Multiple ways: Stretch marks are a form of scar. Topical tretinoin, laser, ipl, rf, dermabarsion, chemical peels. My favorite is microneedling, fast and easy to do and takes around 4 sessions space 1-2 months apart each session. ...Read more

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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


Thigh Pain (Definition)

The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to ...Read more