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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 14:35 PM   1
MamaK
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Swollen (and a bit itchy) legs?!


Another day another symptom haha

I felt it last night but now really feel like my legs are swollen, I even have marks where my socks were.

Its in both legs so I dont think its a blood clot.

Also my ankles are a bit itchy.

Anyone else had this???

I Googled and see that it is pretty normal but can be a symptom of some nasty things too.

I am now in bed with my legs up trying to relieve the pressure but it still feels swollen

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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 16:23 PM   2
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Hi there,

Sounds uncomfy. My legs aren't swollen but they have been really itchy ovr my calves and ankles the last few days. I have recently started swimming though so I put it down to that.

Hope it settles soon.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 16:35 PM   3
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No itchiness on my legs, but for some reason on my back and bum. My ankles and legs do seem a bit larger than normal though, especially in the last couple of days.



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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 16:39 PM   4
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I had this a few weeks back so went to MW for a checkup where she took bloods etc. All turned out fine so its probably nothing to worry about. Its pretty common to get swollen ankles in pregnany, especially later on... If you're worried phone MW and ask her what she thinks... She may want to see you if she thinks theres something to worry about. Try not to google toooo much... It can sometimes scare you for no reason. x x x x x



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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 19:49 PM   5
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I had this 3 weeks ago and it progressed to HUGE pain in my ankle and shin. The doctors have mixed ideas (it's not a clot, I went for an ultrasound and bloods, they ruled this out)Thrombophlebitis or a musco-skeletal prob. The only thing I can do for it is take Tylenol and put heat on it for 15 mins at a time. Hope yours goes away!



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 21:43 PM   6
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i was scratching my leg when i read this thread !
i have been havin the exact same problem, and i asked MW and she said it could well be water retention, and that the itching is probably skin streching
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Old Feb 6th, 2009, 00:07 AM   7
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I have my prenatal on Thursday the 12th, so I'll be asking my doctor about these exact same symptoms.

I originally was wearing socks that went up my calf... and found that my calf swelled to twice its normal size. I switched to ankle socks, which helped for a while, but I noticed tonight that the swelling was back and my socks had also left an indent ring around my ankle. Ichy, oh yes. My entire body gets it bad. But ankles, heels of my feet and between my toes.

As someone else pointed out, water retention? Possibility. Guess I'll find out and will let you know.



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2009, 03:34 AM   8
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Its normal to get swelling in your legs and ankles in pregnancy without it being serious, if you have no headaches then try not to worry, just rest as much as possible. If you are really worried then give your MW a call, she won't mind, I hope it settles down soon, take care XX



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2009, 05:47 AM   9
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Thanks alot everyone!!!!!

Really appreciate it

Today it is much better, however in bed they were still quite swollen.... lets se how they are after a day's work.

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