Written by Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
Swollen ankles and feet are a common feature in late pregnancy. It is more common in late pregnancy than in the first two trimesters.
It is usually worse by the end of the day, when you have been on your feet for some time and much better in the morning after you've been lying in bed the whole night.
Ankle edema can also occur more often if there is excessive increase in weight during the pregnancy.
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Swelling in only one leg is also dangerous. If it is accompanied by pain or tenderness in the calf or thigh, it could indicate a blood clot or other underlying condition.
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