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Restless legs syndrome in pregnancy is a frequent disorder with a good prognosis.
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PMID:  21504414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of restless legs syndrome in pregnancy. We distributed a questionnaire to 541 consecutive post-partum patients and received answers from 251 (46%) women. Of the participants 34% reported restless legs syndrome in pregnancy. In 97% of the women where restless legs syndrome had started during the pregnancy, the symptoms disappeared within two to three days after delivery. There was no correlation between pregnancy related restless legs syndrome and low hemoglobin levels in the first trimester, and the incidence of restless legs syndrome was not affected by use of iron supplementation. We conclude that in our population, restless legs syndrome in pregnancy is both frequent and transient, occurring in approximately one third of pregnancies and typically resolving within a few days after delivery.
Authors:
Marit T Uglane; Stian Westad; Bjørn Backe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors AOGS© 2011 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Lillehammer Department of Laboratory Medicine, Women's - and Children's Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, St Olavs University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway.
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