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Should I worry if I have a lot of swelling?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause

Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication.
Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Depends on cause

Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication.
Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

Swelling is normal postpartum and usually resolves within 2 weeks as the uterus shrinks and takes pressure off the pelvic blood vessels.

In brief: No

Swelling is normal postpartum and usually resolves within 2 weeks as the uterus shrinks and takes pressure off the pelvic blood vessels.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Swelling is very common in pregnancy, but if you are pregnant and have high blood pressure or sudden onset of significant swelling it can be a sign of pre-eclamsia.
If you have other symptoms including headache, vision changes and abdominal pain let your doctor know, they will check your blood pressure and do a urine test. If one leg is swollen and not the other you should also let your doc know.

In brief: Yes

Swelling is very common in pregnancy, but if you are pregnant and have high blood pressure or sudden onset of significant swelling it can be a sign of pre-eclamsia.
If you have other symptoms including headache, vision changes and abdominal pain let your doctor know, they will check your blood pressure and do a urine test. If one leg is swollen and not the other you should also let your doc know.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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