Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community
swelling in just one leg?
About This Community:

A community of expecting mothers (18 to 24 Years Old) offering support through pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

swelling in just one leg?

so i know about ankles and feet swelling during pregnancy but for the past 2 days ive had swelling in just one leg? just one ankle is huge and my foot and today my knee started hurting pretty bad. any had this happen? know what may cause it? im not to worried yet as where the swelling is it isnt painful and my knees have always been bad so it "may" not be related... but just in case im asking for input=)
thanks ladies!
Related Discussions
16 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
383382_tn?1323490991
Hi,

I would definitly call the doctors.  Im not sure but i think swelling in just one leg is unusual.  It could be somthing non pregnancy related.
Good luck and keep us posted

Kazwel
Blank
378557_tn?1233252992
My left ankle and foot is way more swollen than my right, and has been for weeks (I started swelling around 28 weeks). I have no idea why it's only on one side, but my doc said it's nothing to worry about. If you've always had bad knees, the added weight and shift in center of gravity probably is causing the knee pain. Sorry to hear that! You may be able to alleviate some swelling by staying hydrated and propping your feet up at night.... ahh, the joys are never-ending! :-P

Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I would call the doctor... you could have something else going on like Kazwel said.  Better to be on the safe side :)
Blank
276983_tn?1308577648
I never had any pain associated with the swelling, but any time my feet/ankles would swell, it was always worse in my right leg than my left... and in the beginning, the right ankle and foot would swell while my left leg stayed the same.  Very weird.  Sorry no advice... but I did have the same thing happen.  
Blank
412969_tn?1224337848
i tried to call my doctor but it was past 5pm i left a message, unless it gets really big guess ill wait till there open tomorrow
Blank
363110_tn?1340924019
ShadowSerpent,

A couple questions: Is the leg hot to the touch? Painful?  
if so you need to get it checked out ASAP. K?

it can be symptoms of a DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis or a blood clot of the leg. They're more common in pregnant women as we have more blood to move and sometimes our hearts aren't strong enough to pump it all sufficiently.

It's better safe than sorry!! They can do an easy test called a Doppler which is an ultrasound of your leg that goes from groin to ankle to make sure it's NOT a blood clot.
Blank
296738_tn?1236000003
Do you lay on that side with the swollen leg when you sleep?  I noticed that one leg would swollen more than the other if I stayed on that leg the whole time I slept
Blank
412969_tn?1224337848
actually i do lay on that side more, but when i sleep the swelling goes away, but the doctors called back and said as long as there was no redness, heat, a fever, spots in my vision or headacxhes, and no pain, that i should be ok. since i have none of those symptoms just have the swelling ill just elevate my legs as much as possible and drink fluids!
Blank
363110_tn?1340924019
that's great that the doctor called back!!!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Shadowserpant

I had the same issue in my left leg, calf area only. I went in to the ER and they did an ultrasound on my leg to make sure I didnt have a clot. They didnt find a clot but they said I have pregnancy related CVI- Chronic Venous Insufficiancy(sp). It is when the vein in my leg refuses to close, therefore my blood in my leg doesn't circulate very well. I have to make sure I dont get an injury because I have to treat it as if I was diabetic.
Blank
412969_tn?1224337848
wow bts that messed up! i swear i was freaking out because right as this all started my car became unable to drive and my hospital is 30 minutes away! so if something is wrong i have hardly any way to get there! but as long as i dont see any worsening symptoms im gonna tough it out! hope your cvi goes away for you!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thanks, Take it easy on that leg lol, dont want to end up being a 1 legged pregger woman lmao thats what my DH always says. I hope the swelling goes away for you. I know my doc said to go to the ER ASAP if there is heat and pain where the swelling is, I guess it is a sign of a clot. I wish ya luck and hope all goes well, drink plenty of water and have your DH/DB do all the work while you sit on your bum and relax lol.
Blank
363028_tn?1222234568
I had that as well.

My doctor told me it was because the baby was sitting mostly on the one side. Nothing to be concerned about unless it gets painful.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
ok i am 4 weeks and 5 days and am having the samething so i was glad to read this and i feel better ! espically with it being summer it is even harder to deal with the swelling! good luck everyone on your journey !
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi, I spoke with 3 doctors and none of them help me whatsoever, one said that is because baby sitting on the left side, another said ''keep your leg up'' another said me that is normal, drink wather. Honestly I don't believe that they really care about patients. Bad impressions.
Blank
1815473_tn?1336174800
It could be blood clot related. Which it could be genetic and issues with blood clots can be more dangerous during your pregnancy due to blood circulation. Since we make like more blood when pregnant. I would suggest you get that checked immediately with a doctor. Just to be in the safe side. God bless and good luck!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
1816154_tn?1433484088
Blank
hansen20 commented on hansen20's status
2 hrs ago
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on KTowne's status
3 hrs ago
1816154_tn?1433484088
Blank
hansen20 if you have a 36 day cycle ... Comment
10 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Octmommy2015
10817881_tn?1422291120
Blank
Emalee132
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Mommy2be_06_03
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Tavi12
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Roxxxy915
8377023_tn?1399512760
Blank
Allocate
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Octmommy2015
10817881_tn?1422291120
Blank
Emalee132
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Mommy2be_06_03
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Tavi12
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Roxxxy915
8377023_tn?1399512760
Blank
Allocate