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Legs and feet swollen after c section

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Swollen legs: Tis is not unusual as fluid redistributes from the pregnant state. Check your blood pressure and restrict your salt intake. This may be transient but... Read More
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: Your body is going through a number of physiologic and hormonal changes after giving birth. If you didn't have any problems with the pregnancy (i.e. ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Fluid accumulation: After delivery, fluid redistribution finds its way to the lower body areas. This is aggravated by sodium rich diets. Avoid canned goods and take out. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Edema of extremity: Depending on whether you had pregnancy induced high blood pressure, swelling of the lower extremities is very common after delivery, and should rapidl... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
OK: Sounds like you are doing the right thing. When you have concerns, you are letting your physician know. Things should gradually improve. Good luck.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: Would want to discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. That being said, it is not unusual for patients who have surgery to swell over 2-3... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Get checked: Swollen armpit could be milk starting to form some of breast tissue actually extends into axilla if feet swelling does not improve with elevation of... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Get checked: She could have a blood clot. I would recommend going to the emergency room to rule this life threatening condition out.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Swelling common: Swelling in the legs is common after a cesarean section. It usually is gone by about a week after delivery. Sit with your feet up and avoid salt. H... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get back rechecked: Assuming you had an epidural or some anesthesia for the c-section, you should talk to your OB about the possibility of residual pain from that procedu... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: It depends somewhat on the degree of swelling and time from csection. It is fairly normal to have some degree of swelling in the legs after csection ... Read More

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