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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What To Do For Swollen Legs And Ankles When Pregnant?

Hi 35 yes old and I am 20 weeks pregnant and around 64kg and have spent the previous 2 days traveling in a car for approx 10 hours, I did take some breaks and did legs exercises in while sitting, however last night (the end of the 2nd day of traveling) my legs/ankles were swollen and my legs seem to be purple/blue and have a number of spider veins and are sore walking, standing and sitting. Have a family history of DVT.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015
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You have to be more careful. Keep your legs elevated whenever you can. It would be advisable not to travel now. You shoould get a doppler of both lower legs done if you have a history of DVT. pressure stockings may help some. Make sure that your blood pressure is monitired. I suggest seeking medical attention if the spider veins remain.
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What To Do For Swollen Legs And Ankles When Pregnant?

Hi, You have to be more careful. Keep your legs elevated whenever you can. It would be advisable not to travel now. You shoould get a doppler of both lower legs done if you have a history of DVT. pressure stockings may help some. Make sure that your blood pressure is monitired. I suggest seeking medical attention if the spider veins remain.