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A 38-year-old male asked:

Why there is swelling over foot during pregnancy?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 48 years experience
Swelling: Swelling in the feet is a common problem of pregnancy. Physicians used to associate it with pre-eclampsia, but it occurs in too many women who don't have pre-eclampsia to be a sign of pre-eclampsia. It's probably caused by the increased blood volume and changes in the blood biochemistry that occur during pregnancy.
Last updated Jun 23, 2013
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