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
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!
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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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.
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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