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Overdue expected date, pain, mottling of legs. Concerned? What should i do?

My friend is 5 days overdue her expected due date and she is having some pain but has described some mottling of her legs and said they are purple in colour.i don t want to alarm her as she wants to stay at home as long as possible before labour starts properly but I am concerned about this symptom.can you advise please.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thank you for your query.
Mottling of the legs is definitely not a sign of labour.
In fact it is not normal.
SHe should consult her doctor, because purplish discolouration could indicate venous thrombosis.
It could signify some rare skin disease, or purpura due to deficiency of platelets.
In any condition, it is not a common or normal finding.
Besides, being 5 days overdue, she should definitely consult her OB GYN.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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