Pregnancy

17 Warning Signs During Pregnancy You Should Be Cautious About

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Leg Pain

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Leg pain in pregnancy can be caused by your sciatic nerve. As you uterus is growing and expanding the weight can put pressure on your sciatic nerve and cause pain to shoot down the back of your leg. You may also be experiencing leg cramps. Although there is speculation as to what actually causes them a few theories include: pressed nerves, decreased circulation, a vitamin deficiency or even dehydration. Your leg pain could also be the sign of something more severe.

It is important to let your OB know if you are experiencing leg pain, especially if it is centered in the back of one leg. This could be a sign of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and is the most severe potential cause of your leg pain.

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