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Doctor insights on: Swelling Of Face Hands Feet Early Pregnancy Signs

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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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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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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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What could be causing pronounced swelling of face, hands, feet several weeks after stopping oral cortisone therapy. renal, heart, sugar normal?

What could be causing pronounced swelling of face, hands,  feet several weeks after stopping oral cortisone therapy. renal, heart, sugar normal?

Start over: You left out the most important information. Why taking cortisone? Exactly which med at exactly which dose for how long? Was the cortisone [prednisone?] used to suppress a condition which now emerges again without the cortisone? Do you notice the effects of prolonged, daily, high-dose steroid? Consult the Dr[s] who prescribed the cortisone. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about my son he has hives i took him to ER for swelling of face hands and feet.. They gave him bdrill and a steroid he is now not able to hold any thing down what should I do

Should i be worried about my son he has hives i took him to ER for swelling of face hands and feet.. They gave him bdrill and a steroid he is now not able to hold any thing down what should I do

I : I am answering this question well after you wrote it, so my response may or not be of any benefit. If he still has these health complaints by the time you read this, please have him seen. ...Read more

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I have early stage pkd. I have been having swelling in my hands and feet at night. I don't drink a lot of liquids. Is that why I have swelling?

I have early stage pkd. I have been having swelling in my hands and feet at night. I don't drink a lot of liquids. Is that why I have swelling?

HTN & Proteinuria: by the 4th decade of life most of those with PKD will develop HTN +/- proteinuria. This could be the cause of your swelling. Also you must be careful with your salt intake. Have your doctor keep a close watch on your BP and be aggressive in treating it to keep it under control. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


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