I was sitting watching tv with OH just awhile ago when my calf muscle randomly started hurting. It didn't feel like a pulled muscle either jut an annoying pain. I stupidly googled it and came across something about deep vein thrombosis(sp) and now I'm scared. Pregnant women are more at risk for DVT. I'm laying down now and the pain isn't bad just throbbing once in awhile. Do you think it could be a blood clot?
If there is a blood clot there will likely be redness and pain to one specific spot. It will also be warm to that spot. Compare the color and temp of both of your legs to each other. You can also google how to check pulses in your feet and you can compare the 2. If there is a clot it will likely feel weaker, cooler, and more pale to that leg/foot. Minus the area where the pain/clot is, will feel hot. Sometimes the clot will feel like a hard spot on the leg too. But dont massage it if it does feel hard!
Leg cramps/charley horses are really common in pregnancy too so hopefully that is all it is. If you are still worried about it give your doc a call b/c your risk for clots are increased during pregnancy too! They can do an ultrasound of your legs to diagnose.
It could be leg cramps or sciatica. Both are very common during pregnancy.
Also, if you have a blood clot you may get some numbness in your leg too. Best go straight thru to A&E just to get it checked out. They will check the pulse in your leg and do an ultrasound to check the blood flow. You are more at risk of blood clots during pregnancy so best get it checked out straight away. Also the quicker these are found the easier it is to treat too.
I'm sure it's probably nothing to worry about though. GL
It could be leg cramps as they are more common in the 3rd trimester I've read. They are quite painful (well for me anyway!) and come and go and leave the muscle feeling quite sore afterwards. Hope your Midwife can help. x
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