(Closed) Swelling

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

When you push your finger ontop of your foot, does the finger impression stay, or does it bounce back pretty quickly?  I’d say that’s some pretty severe swelling, and if the impression stays it’s actually called “pitting edema” and you should definitely see a physician.  Maybe they don’t grasp the extent of your swelling?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s probably just a lot of additional fluid accumulating in your feet due to gravity, but it’s always better safe to get looked at.  I’m thinking the doctor’s office just isn’t aware of how severe your swelling is.  I’d call, or better yet- send them your picutre!  Hope you feel better soon 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Anriya:  I would call the doctor back and say it would make you feel so much better if you came in regards to the swelling.  I’ve never been pregnant nor know many pregnant women, but the swelling does seem to be a bit much.  I hope it goes down soon!

Post # 7
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I agree in that you should insist with your doctor on being seen. I can also see how red your feet are compared to the rest of your leg!

How much water are you drinking during the day? I know it’s hard at 35 weeks to drink so much (I’m 34 weeks), but I have at least 80 oz/day. 

I would get back on the horn with your doctor though and tell them you would feel better if they would see you. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have a friend who is not quite 5 months pregnant and also has extreme swelling.  Her doctor recommened support hose and crocs – not the most fashionable option but it might help!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@2PeasinaPod:  The redness would have me concerned too.  

 

I see a lot of cellulitis in patients and that’s always a beginning stage.  I’m not implying that you have this, but I would make sure I had an appointment ASAP.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My friend’s doctor recommend she take a daily magnesium supplement to help with her swelling and it really worked.  I asked my doctor about it and she said it’s perfectly safe, so I take it daily to try and prevent swelling.  So sorry your suffering with this.  

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Pitting edema is ONE of the signs of preeclampsia, but you’d also need to have protein in your urine and high blood pressure. At 35 weeks along, you are probably going in to the doctor’s every 1-2 weeks, and they are monitoring you for those things. I would say that it might be worth a call/visit only because you’re uncomfortable, but there’s not that much that you can do. Edema is normal in pregancy and sadly, it’s not uncommon to have those elephant feet 🙁

I had pitting edema when I was teaching on-site (my feet looked like yours) and thereby eating a lot of dorm food, which is like eating a salt-lick all day long. Plus, I was on my feet for much of the day. When I returned home, the swelling didn’t go away completely, but it looks much less marshmallow-y. So ITA w/ previous posters’ suggestions–drink lots of water, cut down on your salt intake (watch for “hidden” salt in pretty much anything processed, including breads and cereals, canned foods, cheese, and soda), elevate your legs when you can (although I would sleep with them on a pillow and they’d look close to normal…until about 10am). I didn’t bother with support hose, but my doc said that was also an option.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yikes. That looks painful. I’m 35 weeks pregnant too, and I would just show up at my doctor’s office if my feet looked like that. At least one of the nurses can look at you and tell you it’s normal or get the doctor to see you.

I just started swelling this weekend… well my feet did. My hands have been swollen for a little while now. I was surprised at how quickly my feet can swell. I found wearing crocs helped and soaking them in cold water also felt good. I don’t that it did anything for the swelling, but the pain relief was worth it.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Anriya:  Do you have an update? I am starting to swell up today and am worried..

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

A week later and lots and lots of water later, I’m in the same boat as you are! We had our shower on Saturday, and I think I overdid it! My feel are so swollen and I’ve been drinking over 100 oz of water a day! So 35 weeks might be the lucky number!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had this happen with my last pregnancy right around the same time.  I’d just insist on being seen, for your own peace of mind if nothing else.  I was also told to elevate my feet as much as possible and ice packs eased the discomfort.  After my son born, it got worse temporarily, but I think that was due to my not resting enough and being on my feet too much.  Drink that water!  And let the doc know you’re concerned enough to be seen… we’ve got enough things making this stage of pregnancy uncomfortable~ don’t just suffer through it!

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