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swelling in legs and hands during pregnancy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Some patient will have edema through delivery and for a few weeks after birth. Others who have mild edema will find that in the even ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Pena
24 years experience Fertility Medicine
If unilateral - DVT?: While it is common to have swollen lower extremities postpartum as fluid shifts occur after delivery, this is usually bilateral. If the swelling is u ... Read More
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not unusual: Now that you have delivered, your body is in the process of returning to its normal fluid balance. You may push fluid into the tissues before it ulti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Time: Stockings, elevation, anticoagulation, and time. Hopefully, the PICC was also removed?
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
See your OB: Swelling of feet and hands can be normal or a sign of preeclampsia or eclampsia, please see your OB to check your urine for the presence of protein an ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Pregnant now?: If you aren't pregnant, just note if the swelling is gone in the morning but recurs by afternoon/evening, especially if you are on your feet all day. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Usually in pregnancy both hands swell and not just one side. Talk to your OB MD about this problem, and he/she may search for a cause.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Several things: Exercise helps maintain muscle tone which can help with swollen feet. Avoid excess salt intake. You can wear stockings. Swimming is one of the best ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand swelling: One of the conditions that can produce recurrent finger/thumb swelling, redness and pain is a recurrent infection and typically a paronychia. While th ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Compression stocking: The pressure of the baby on to draining system- veins is one of the causes for venous reflux. To prevent swelling, pain, and cramps use compression s ... Read More
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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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