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Causes of swelling of the feet when pregnant?

Causes of swelling of the feet when pregnant?

In general, normal: It's not uncommon for swelling in the legs and feet during pregnancy, but one of the things to make certain is that your blood pressure is under control, especially check for preclamsia/eclamsia (which can be an emergency). ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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I m 5 months pregnant my bp is 120/80 hb is 10 but i have swelling in both feet?

I m 5 months pregnant my bp is 120/80 hb is 10 but i have swelling in both feet?

Not uncommon: In pregnancy to have swollen feet....you may want to wear compressive hoosiery.... ...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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My hands an feet are swelling im 9 mth pregnant is this normal?

My hands an feet are swelling  im 9 mth pregnant is this normal?

Possible problem: While fluid retention can occur with pregnancy, late term edema may be a sign of a serious problem. Please call your OB doctor and have them check this out. You may have pre-eclampsia which puts you and your unborn child at risk. ...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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A bee stung me on the foot and im pregnant 28 weeks , what can I do to reduce the swelling?

A bee stung me on the foot and im pregnant 28 weeks , what can I do to reduce the swelling?

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

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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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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?

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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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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I'm pregnant and my feet are swollen what can I do to help prevent or help the swelling go down?

I'm pregnant and my feet are swollen what can I do to help prevent or help the swelling go down?

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 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