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What is it like to have primary lymphedema in the legs/feet during pregnancy?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Compression a must

As dr. Morrison said, compression is essential, as is lymphatic massage and regular exercise.

In brief: Compression a must

As dr. Morrison said, compression is essential, as is lymphatic massage and regular exercise.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One would have

Swelling of the lower extremities.
This could cause a heaviness type of feeling! can cause legs to feel tired and achy.

In brief: One would have

Swelling of the lower extremities.
This could cause a heaviness type of feeling! can cause legs to feel tired and achy.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Nick Morrison
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cause of swelling

Swelling can be temporary during pregnancy due to fluid overload.
"dynamic insufficiency in which the lymph flow exceeds the transport capacity of the lymph glands". You should see a phlebologist- a vein doctor. You can be fitted for medical compression stockings, walk at least 30 minutes a day, elevate your legs whenever you can, and visit www.Phlebology.Org and www.Morrisonvein.Org.

In brief: Cause of swelling

Swelling can be temporary during pregnancy due to fluid overload.
"dynamic insufficiency in which the lymph flow exceeds the transport capacity of the lymph glands". You should see a phlebologist- a vein doctor. You can be fitted for medical compression stockings, walk at least 30 minutes a day, elevate your legs whenever you can, and visit www.Phlebology.Org and www.Morrisonvein.Org.
Dr. Nick Morrison
Dr. Nick Morrison
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