Question A B Fluid Retention

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LL - April 28

I’m worried. I went to see my doctor this Wednesday and I mention to him that my feet and ankles had already begun swelling and I’m only at 27weeks. He said they looked okay, mind you my appt was at 8:30am so it was first thing in the morning when you’re least likely to show swelling because you’ve been lying down and your legs/feet have been elevated all night. He did tell me to keep an eye on it because of possible preeclampsia. Anyways, I noticed yesterday when I got home from work that my feet and ankles were swollen and there was a line from my socks and my skin/fat just puffed right over my sock so it looked pretty bad. I immediately put my feet up and kept them elevated all night but the swelling didn’t really go down. This morning they looked better but still swollen some. About an hour or so after I got to work I noticed they were puffy again and I have a tight and tingly sensation in my legs and feet. I sit in front of a computer all day so I’m not on my feet to much except for when I need to walk around the office for something. I also try and keep my feet elevated at work as much as possible. If any of you have dealt with this before do you think I’m overreacting? I don’t know what to do to control the swelling. I’m also having slight headaches along with this. Is this something I should contact my doctor about or should I just wait and see how it goes until my next appt on May 10th? I don’t know if I should continue trying to walk for exercise or not or if that will aggravate the condition. I did Google preeclampsia but it said there’s really no cure and I’m not sure if I even have it. Any advice would be appreciated.

 

dedaa - April 28

Hello LL, I juat went through all that stuff a couple months ago. I don`t think you are overeacting at all it is natural for a mother to worry. I was swelling up alot during my pregnancy what it was for me was water retention caused by eating alot of salts they gave me list of all the things that I could not eat anymore. I was shocked at first because I did not eat salt but then when I got my list there was alot of things that had salt in it that I didn`t know about. I don`t know if this is much help but it could be that as well.

 

mom.2.5 - April 28

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PIH AT AROUND 21WKS, NOT BY SWELLING BUT JUST FROM THE BAD HEADACHES AND THE NIGH BP, I TAKE MEDS NOW BUT STILL GET HEADACHES. I DONE THE 24HR URINE AND IT WAS POS. YOU NORMALLY SWELL, BUT ONE DAY IF WHEN YOU GET UP AND LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE ONE SIDE OF YOUR FACE IS HUGE AND THE OTHER IS NOT, MAKE SURE YOU CALL YOUR DR. THEY SAY ITS MORE COMMON IN THE 1ST PREG. BUT I'M ON MY 5TH, AND NEVER HAD IT BEFORE. W/ MYLAST MY BP GOT A LITTLE HIGH AT THE END BUT THAT WAS ALL, GOOD LUCK

 

ReneeM - April 28

You could just call your dr and run it by him, just to be on the safe side. My ankles and feet also swell after I work, I am 33 weeks and I am still working 12 hour nights where I am up and down alot. But you know I have noticed that if i sit around more with my feet hanging down the swelling seems to be worse than if I had been walking more. Can you elevate your feet when you sit, (if you don't already)? Also, to help with swelling, I drink lots of water, which flushes out the system. That also seem to help. But when my feet and ankles swell it does seem to take several hours of resting to get them to go back down, and sometimes they are still a little puffy. I don't think a little walking is going to hurt either like getting up from your desk and moving around throught the day or lifting your legs and doing some leg exercises like flexxing your feet. Anything that you can do to help with circulation will also help with swelling.

 

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