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Is it safe to take water pills for swelling while pregnant

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Not advisable: Water pills are given for too much fluid accumulating in your lungs or legs due to heart or kidney problems. Generally the fluid that pregnant women ... Read More

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Swelling of LE's: many reasons -Congestive heart failure -incompetent veins in the LE's - keeping your legs down prevent fluids from going back into circulation -... Read More
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Many causes and RX.: Leg swelling is a common complaint with many causes including problems with the heart, lungs or kidneys, as well as medications, lymphedema, dvt, cell... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Podiatry 46 years experience
Need to know cause: You need to know what is causing the edema in order to treat it. There are some forms of edema known as lymphedema that is very difficult to get rid ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I would of asked : The doctor what he felt was causing the swelling and what could be done about it. Communication is important in any relationship whether marriage or... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There : There is a lot that is not known here. Don't know how long you have been on a trial of the current medication regimen. Don't know how high your blood... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Questions: Does swelling go down after elevating or sleeping? If so you may benefit from elastic stockings. I assume your doctor has ruled out congestive heart ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Diuretic dose: Please go back to your doctor -- he needs to adjust your diuretic and medical program.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Hmmm: It may have rheumatoid arthritis if your swelling involves your joints of the fingers.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Podiatry 26 years experience
Decrease salt intake: and avoid sitting or standing long periods of time. Elevating and walking are helpful. When you are stationary, put your foot up and down repeatedly a... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Swelling : Swelling in the legs can be caused by several different things. If one leg becomes swollen suddenly, a blood clot must be considered. It sounds like... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Edema in pregnancy: Following your last question, if your swelling is not acute in onset it may just be a normal process in pregnancy, there are a few things you can do t... Read More

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