35 weeks pregnant, my vaginal walls are so swollen i cannot see inside and my pelvis hurts?
I am 35 weeks pregnant today my vaginal walls are so swollen i cannot see inside and my pelvis hurts so bad I can barely walk. Should I go to er or is this normal for pregnancy?
At 35 weeks pregnancy,you are almost on the verge of delivering a baby. Due to peak effect of the hormones at this time,your body has swollen. This,and the pelvic pain, is normal for pregnancy and is expected. If you have any other difficulty related to urinary tract,then you can contact ER. Otherwise, all the symptoms will fade away after delivery.
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It’s quite common but not always normal – the area has a higher blood supply so some swelling is common. In some cases it can also be caused by vulvar varicosities, which are varicose veins in the vaginal area, and aren’t always visible to the naked eye.
If you have recently developed a thrush then you must check for trichomonas with a doctor..
To treat that try the following..
Apply medicated cooling pads.
Dont use soaps to wash it ..just water.
Avoid sitting for long time and change your position continiuosly
Put a pillow while sleeping between your thighs.
If there is any other symptoms please reply for this post..
PAINFUL PELVIS DOES OCCUR AT THE END STAGES OF PREGNANCY AS THE SIZE OF THE BABY INSIDE IS INCREASING. THIS CAUSES STRETCHING PRESSURE ON THE PELVIC LIGAMENTS. SWELLING TOO IS EXPECTED OVER THE LABIA,BUT YOU SHOULD BE BLE TO SEE INSIDE FOR SURE. THIS MAY HAPPEN DUE TO SALT AND FLUID RETENTION IN YOUR BODY. CONSULT YOUR OBSTETRICIAN AND GET BLOOD INVESTIGATIONS DONE IF ADVICED.
in later stages of pregnancy,due to back pressure of the baby over the inferior vena cava,the venous blood accumulates to a large extent in the legs and genital region. This may cause such kind of swelling. It will gradually wear off after the delivery. pelvic pain is expected due to pressure from the baby inside . analgesics are not recommended. You can apply local creams.