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What can I do about swollen feet and ankles after almost a week after birth

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In brief: Time

Elevate and give your body time.

In brief: Time

Elevate and give your body time.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Below knee stockings

If you have calf pain you have to make sure you don't have a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by getting an venous ultrasound.
Otherwise, swelling is very common and below knee compression stockings (15-30 mmhg pressure) will do the trick. Leg elevation also helps in the evenings. It is also common to develop varicose veins during pregnancy and swelling can be associated with these.

In brief: Below knee stockings

If you have calf pain you have to make sure you don't have a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by getting an venous ultrasound.
Otherwise, swelling is very common and below knee compression stockings (15-30 mmhg pressure) will do the trick. Leg elevation also helps in the evenings. It is also common to develop varicose veins during pregnancy and swelling can be associated with these.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: Elevate legs

You should have your blood pressure checked.
If it is ok, then cut down on salty foods and elevate your legs whenever possible. If this doesn't help, you may want to try support hose.

In brief: Elevate legs

You should have your blood pressure checked.
If it is ok, then cut down on salty foods and elevate your legs whenever possible. If this doesn't help, you may want to try support hose.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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