hi ladies - I have a constant pain - like a pulled muscle feeling in my right calf. Never my left. It has been there these past weeks and worse when I have to walk or go up stairs. Plus my left foot is more like a club foot - according to my DH - than my right. Of course I googled it and it mentions blood clots and all sorts so am slightly scared now! Any advise or anyone had the same thing? Am seeing doc tomorrow anyway so was going to mention it as midwife says its just cause baby lying on a nerve? help?!
Definitely be concerned if the leg is hot, swollen, sore or you develop symptoms like shortness of breath etc as it could be a clot. If at all worried, I'd make a trip to your pregnancy assessment unit or A&E if you can, just for some reassurance! It's probably nothing, but clots are serious so better safe than sorry!
i hope that's all it is - to start thinking about blood clots etc is scaring life outta me! its just like ive pulled a muscle and am limping about like an idjit these past weeks. cant move very fast at the minute anyway and this just making it worse. I have to literally haul myself up stairs and then hop on the way down. nightmare
DVT (blood clots) is a concern as you are higher risk in pregnancy. Symptoms include pain, swelling, redness in the calf (but dont have to have all of them). Really easy to find out one way or another - pop to A&E and they will book you an ultrasound of the calf if they think appropriate, quite safe and easy test. Probably nothing, but really not something to risk missing so suggest you get checked out.
ok thanks everyone - i'll ring the midwife when I leave work. Am a bit scared. This pain has been here for at least 3 -4 weeks but at any appts ive had they don't seem to give it much attention... I don't know. But I will ring up to be safe rather than sorry x