The Swelling Of The Left Leg Did Not Heal When She Was 4 Months Pregnant So It Was Difficult To Walk?

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Good morning, I want to ask? My wife is 4 months pregnant. How come the left leg is swollen in one side and feels so painful that it can’t walk normally / limp … and if you hold your pee it hurts your thighs, why is that?

1 Answer:

Hello Maharanii, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.


Swelling of the feet in women who are pregnant, is still considered normal. Changes in the body of a pregnant woman are influenced by changes in hormones that support pregnancy. The altered hormone triggers fluid retention / retention of fluids in the body, thus making the body look large / swollen. In addition, a diet high in salt, lack of movement, and the growing size of the fetus, pushing back blood vessels can also increase the occurrence of swelling in the legs. The swelling will automatically press the nerves around it, resulting in pain.


Other conditions in pregnancy can also cause leg swelling, including:


Preeclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnant women), eclampsia (preeclampsia accompanied by seizures)
infections such as cellulitis, swelling of the feet accompanied by redness and a feeling of heat and pain due to infection of the skin of the feet.
Deep vein thrombosis (presence of blood clots in the veins of the legs, preventing blood from returning to the heart, causing the legs to become swollen)
electrolyte disturbances
heart, kidney problems, etc.

Some simple things that are done at home can be tried by your wife to reduce the swelling that is felt, including:

consumption of healthy and nutritious food and drinks
reduce salt consumption
reduce activities that use a lot of leg strength, such as walking or standing for a long time, lifting heavy objects or also squatting for too long, including activities up and down stairs.
avoid using high heels
position your feet higher using a pillow or bolster while sleeping or lying down

If you feel that some of the tips above have been carried out and there is no improvement in a week or two, the hedge is to meet with a gynecologist to be examined directly or if necessary, other additional examinations that can support the diagnosis. So that the cause can be known and the chosen drug can be right according to your wife's condition.


That's all from us, hopefully it's useful. Thanks.


dr. Ciptanti

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