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A 20-year-old male asked about a 34-year-old female:

The feet is very big like its inflated or bruised badly. gave birth 45 days ago. the feet is big before pregnancy but got bigger with the child. help?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pedal edema: Pedal edema is a fancy word to describe your swollen lower legs and feet which can occur from compression of the main blood vessel that returns blood back to the heart from the baby.(inferior vena cava) Since you delivered 45 days ago, a return visit to the OB MD is warranted to be sure the swelling will go away.(6 week checkup), and if not a cause can be determined.
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Last updated Aug 19, 2014


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