I hope this pic works. Anyway, I have no idea how much fluid is normal. But I have never seen my ankle (other one is a tiny bit less) so swollen.
If push comes to shove Ill call the hospital, but I wanted to see what you guys with a bit of experience thought.
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30-07-2012 18:35 #1
How swollen is too swollen?
30-07-2012 18:43 #2
I had pre eclampsia with my DD and what my doc told me was that if my feet were swollen like this when i got up first thing in the morning and say id been standing a bit and after sitting down feet up for 1 hour they were still like this to go and get my BP checked my feet got that bad it felt like it was going to split into two but if they stay up like that id definetly get checked out or just ring your clinic and see what they say how far along are you
30-07-2012 18:44 #3
That's swollen... I'd call and get checked out.. If nothing then you'll feel better but if it's something youll be happy you called and and got checked out...
30-07-2012 18:47 #4
Thank you for sharing, and for the advice. I'm 36 weeks in 2 days.
30-07-2012 18:47 #5
Your ankle looks pretty puffy.
I had pitting oedema with DD but I don't think it was quite that bad - if you push in & hold it for a second does it spring out or stay in?
Rest & put your feet up. If it doesn't start to go down after an hour or so like the PP said get it checked out.
30-07-2012 18:52 #6
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That looks like the ankles I had (or didn't have at that time. They had blended in with my leg ) They were that swollen from about 28 weeks. I thought it was the heat causing it, but it wasn't.
It was because of this fluid, that I was told to go to the pharmacy every 2 days and have them write down my bloodpressure on a card. I had to take that card to the midwife when I had my checkups.
Yes, my bloodpressure went up in the last 2 weeks, but I was already admitted anyway for other reasons, so they kept a close eye on me.
I would definitely get my BP checked if I were you. Just to be on the safe side xx
30-07-2012 19:52 #8
Yep that's a bit swollen I reckon - especially for Winter. I had pitting oedema which was caused by high BP and the heat in January definitely didn't help! I'd get checked out and have your blood pressure checked. I was always on the edge of pre-eclampsia and I think at 36 weeks you should definitely get checked.
30-07-2012 21:10 #9
Yeah, i agree! Go get checked out as soon a possible, that does not look like notin to me. If anything it looks freaking painfull!
30-07-2012 21:45 #10Senior Member
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I would definitely get checked
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