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Posted by: Lize | 2012-11-15

Excessive Swelling During Pregnancy

My sister is 26 weeks pregnant att the moment and she is experiencing excessive swelling. To the point where her feet and legs turn purple.

She has been to the GP (they live in a small town) to check it out. He check for protein in her urine and for the past week she had her BP taken daily to rule out pre-eclamsia.

She has an appointment with her gynae next week. Any suggestions on what she can do in the mean time or what could possibly be causing this?

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If the blood pressure and urine are normal, this may just be normal swelling of pregnancy. Elevation of the legs should help.

Best wishes

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