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A 32-year-old female asked:

just had c-section few days ago. yesterday noticed swollen legs, feet, ankle. called drs office was told swelling normal after birth. ?

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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.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 35 years experience
Should be evaluated: Edema after c-section could be normal. However, swelling of the extremities after a major abdominal surgery could be a sign of DVT and should be further evaluated.
Dr. Ted King
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I think that Dr. Worthinton-Kirsch is absolutely right.
Feb 27, 2013

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