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 Ankle swelling during pregnancy

Ankle swelling during pregnancy

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Swollen ankles are common during pregnancy, and although uncomfortable, they are usually not a cause for concern.Taking simple steps can help you to deal with ankle swelling in pregnancy such as avoiding tight fitting clothes or avoiding standing for long periods of time, etc.

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Ankle swelling can get worse as you are near to your due date particularly during hot weather or near the end of a day.Stay cool in hot weather, as heat can make swelling worse.

Factors That Contribute to Ankle Swelling During Pregnancy

Ankle swelling can get worse as you are near to your due date particularly during hot weather or near the end of a day. Stay cool in hot weather, as heat can make swelling worse.

Swelling of the Ankle during pregnancy can be due to:

  • Hormonal changes that your body undergoes during pregnancy.
  • The extra fluid that your body produces and retains during pregnancy.

When to Contact Your Doctor?

Although mild swelling of the foot and ankle is normal during pregnancy, contact your doctor immediately if you notice sudden or severe swelling on your face, feet or hands. It could be a sign of serious condition called pre-eclampsia or pregnancy-induced hypertension

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