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Pregnancy Problems

During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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Thrombophlebitis During Pregnancy

What the heck is thrombophlebitis anyhow? And how can you prevent and treat it? We've got answers.

What can I do to prevent thrombophlebitis during pregnancy?

Switch positions every hour or so, since sitting and/or standing too long can cause blood to pool in the legs, and can increase your odds of developing a clot. Quitting smoking can also decrease the risk of thrombophlebitis.

What do other pregnant moms do when they have thrombophlebitis?

“My doc said I have a case of Superficial Thrombophlebitis. He said not to worry, to elevate my leg and use a heat compress.”

“The NP thinks [I have] Thrombophlebitis especially because of my knee pain, but she was a little concerned because I felt pain in the calf when she flexed my foot, so they set up a ‘stat’ ultrasound.”

“I recently was having some shin pain that wouldn’t go away and so, after a visit to my GP, I was diagnosed with thrombophlebitis (basically inflammation of the blood vessels under the inside of my right shin). I took two weeks off from running, but continued on my elliptical at a hard pace and was on a higher dose of anti-inflammatories for a week.”

Are there any other resources for thrombophlebitis?

US National Library of Medicine

Plus, more from The Bump:

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Blood Clots During Pregnancy

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-- Deborah Ottenheimer, MD, ob-gyn at Ottenheimer Healthcare in New York

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