(Closed) swollen feet during 24 weeks

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2599 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m 21 weeks and last night looked down at my feet and realized that I was cankle-elephant-footgirl. I feel your pain.

I have no medical degree, so I can’t diagnose preclampsia or anything, but basically from what I’ve read, edema is one of those things that *might* be a symptom of preeclampsia, but is also quite common in healthy pregnancies as well. The rates of preeclampsia worldwide are less than 10%, so it’s statistically unlikely that that’s you, but there’s no way for you to know until your doctor tests your blood–which I’m assuming s/he will do at some point anyway. But I wouldn’t preemptively deicde it’s that condition because that’s just premature freaking out. 

Try elevating your legs for a bit, doing some exercise, drinking water, and curtailing the salt–that should help mitigate the effects.

Post # 4
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Mine started about then. If you’re worried, there is no harm in getting checked out. Mine turned out to be nothing.

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