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Doctor insights on: Swelling In One Foot During Pregnancy

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Why there is swelling over foot during pregnancy?

Why there is swelling over foot during pregnancy?

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

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What causes swelling of the feet during pregnancy?

What causes swelling of the feet during pregnancy?

Among the answers: Is the fact that the presence of the baby puts some pressure on the veins as they exit the leg into the abdomen, resulting in a back pressure that results in water retention. ...Read more

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What is associated with swelling in the feet during pregnancy?

What is associated with swelling in the feet during pregnancy?

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

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How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

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 more

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During 22 week pregnancy, whole body swelling, especially feet and hands, what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?

During 22 week pregnancy, whole body swelling, especially feet and hands, what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?

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 and to check and monitor your blood pressure. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. 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

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What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?

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 more

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What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.

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 more

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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?

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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Swelling of foot in 3rd trimster of pregnancy, treatment needed for 29 yrs. Lady.

Swelling of foot in 3rd trimster of pregnancy, treatment needed for 29 yrs. Lady.

Very common: Lots of people have swollen feet when pregnant. If you have a blood pressure greater than 140/90, call your doc. Otherwise put your feet up, think about getting compression stockings. ...Read more

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What should I do quickly for after pregnancy swelling of the feet and legs?

What should I do quickly for after pregnancy swelling of the feet and legs?

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

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My friend has been experiencing pregnancy-like symptoms such as nausea, headaches, swelling of the feet;No sexual encounter. What are possible causes?

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

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. Sudden swelling of feet and hands. Bp is 128/86. All normal pregnancy symptoms at this stage?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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