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Swelling In One Foot During Pregnancy
Swelling in one foot/ankle significantly more than the other during pregnancy. Also some tightness in the calf on that side. Is this normal?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Swelling: Pressure on the inguinal veins from the growing fetus puts pressure on the veins and makes a backlog into the lower extremities and feet. ...Read more
Water, exercise: Swelling in pregnancy is pretty hard to avoid. The increased blood volume and lower blood pressure dilate the distal vessels and they become "leaky". Keeping your blood moving via exercise, drinking lots of water and periodically elevating your hands and feet will help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
During 22 week pregnancy, whole body swelling, especially feet and hands, what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?
When should I worry about swelling during pregnancy? My hands and feet are already swelling. This didn't start until 7 months with my other son.
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. Also, check your blood pressure frequently. If still a problem after a few days, see your doctor.
Same applies if pregnant, just make sure you get to your doctor soon, and check blood pressure twice daily. If >140/90, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?
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 stockings 20mmHg. Also, elevate your legs/feet when in bed or at home. Usually it gets better after the baby, residual disease can be treated with ablation in future if it persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.
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 unilateral and/or accompanied by pain, would recommend seeking evaluation to confirm not a deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremity, which has potential serious medical complications (e.g. Pulmonary embolus). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whole body swelling especially hands, face, feet, during week 22 pregnancy, bp is 115/70, no proteins in urine, urine pH is 7, why swelling? Any diuretic?
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 to reduce it: avoid caffeine, limit salt intake, rest with your legs elevated, use support stockings, avoid being outdoors when it's hot, consume potassium containing foods like banana and orange. Good luck ...Read more
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Sudden swelling after 1st pregnancy in ankles & feet been 15 mos now walking is alnost impossible. Burning stabbibg pain when stand or sit to long?
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
My friend has been experiencing pregnancy-like symptoms such as nausea, headaches, swelling of the feet;No sexual encounter. What are possible causes?
Nausea, headache: Your friend has significant symptoms that require medical attention. She should see her doctor for an examination to determine the cause. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant. Sudden swelling of feet and hands. Bp is 128/86. All normal pregnancy symptoms at this stage?
More than likely: More than likely swelling of feet and hands is a normal sign of the third trimester. However, if you develop a severe headache, severe pain in your right upper abdomen, or start having spots in your vision that are new, you should immediately be seen by your obgyn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had swelling in my hands and ankles and feet. I told my doctor about the swelling in my feet and he said that's part of pregnancy. But what about hand?
Could be Pregnancy: As your fetus develops, there will be pressure exerted on the big veins, which return blood to the heart (the vena cava). This is particularly true after lying on your back for a time. Although more commonly seen in the lower extremities, pressure within the vena cava can slow down return from the arms as well. Try sleeping on your side, with a pillow to help hold your position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
11 weeks pregnant, 3rd pregnancy. Sever lower back pain no matter what position I'm in. Can't sleep due to pain, also extreme feet swelling. Please help?
See your obs: There are not normal symptoms and you need to be examined and have tests and an ultrasound. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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