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What Does Excessive Swelling Feet Mean When Your Pregnant
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
Elevate, ice, wrap: Best approach for anyone with bee sting is remove stinger, elevate the stung body part, apply a cold pack, and wrap with elastic bandage to reduce swelling. Local pain, swelling and redness is normal. If these travel more than a few inches from the sting or don't improve within 2-3days, then seek care. ...Read more
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
37 weeks 3 days pregnant and i noticed my feet are swelling. Is that normal? Is there anything i can do to help the swelling come down?
Yes, normal: Swelling at this point in pregnancy is quite normal. The best you can do is wear compression stockings (tight stockings you can get at drugstore). Elevating feet can help a little, but honestly, i didn't notice that it helped very much in my pregnancy. Make sure that you let your doctor know at your next visit and that your blood pressure's normal. Staying off feet can help a little. More r&r! ...Read more
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COMPRESSION STOCKING: Compression stockings at 10-15 mm hg (therapeutic grade) can help control edema during pregnancy. They may not be fun to get on and off, but they will prevent swelling, varicosities, and help with day end fatigue (you won't feel like you've been wearing lead shoes). I hope this helps relieve some discomfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 12 weeks pregnant with my second child is it normal that it feels like my feet are slowly swelling?
I'm pregnant and my feet are swollen other than elevating my feet and not eating salt what else can I do to reduce the swelling ?
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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