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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
Category: OB GYN
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I am 36 weeks pregnant and past couple of days my

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Hi I am 36 weeks pregnant and for the past couple of days my left ankle (like top part) which radiates to the top foot hurts. It doesn't hurt upon rest or even when I stand but when I bend my foot to the take the next step. Its bothering me. I am worried what could this be. I did not injure it at all. Neither of my feet are swollen at all. I think maybe (not sure) but the left foot is a tiny bit swollen. What could this be?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
HelloHave it examined.It is most likely muscle, tendon or ligament strain, that is all.If there is swelling, a blood clot must be ruled out by your doctor's exam.If you press on the swelling and it leaves a pit, better to have an exam today. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No it doesn't leave a pit. Is this common during pregnancy? I am worried about cancer or a tumor
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
It is common during pregnancy.I see we have addressed this several times on the site.No one thinks this has anything to do with cancer or tumor.Anxiety, yes.Please click a positive on this post. I don't know if you understand that this is the only way we are paid: per rating.Do that, and we can address the anxiety.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

doctor please do not rely on other doctor's opinions. I want yours.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 10 months ago.
You have it above.Please click a positive if you want to continue with me.