Anyone else? Should I be concerned?

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Anyone else? Should I be concerned?

Anyone else have unequal swelling? My right ankle swells more than my left (like double). Goes down each night and isn't too swollen (so left is maybe a quarter inch swollen, right is half an inch). With ds1swelling was the ONLY sign of my pre e (massively swollen and never went down - I could make smilie faces in my ankles and was swollen to my thigh! Sitting on my knees felt like my calf skin would split open.... Straight line from knee to ankle). So I'm a bit paranoid...

I do see my doc on Thursday but in the meantime....

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Anyone?

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Sorry, meant to reply last night but got distracted by something!

I thought uneven swelling was a sign of possible blood clot. But it goes down each night? My left always swells a little more than the right, but not double.

Do you have any swelling anywhere else? Any other pains? My midwife said that a pain under the right rib was a bad sign as well, and facial swelling. Do you have any of that? Can you call the doc in the meantime and ask?

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I totally know that distracted feeling!!

No other swelling. Some pain in my hips/lower back but massage or floating in water (tub/pool) makes it better. My left leg is also the one I tend to "put up" more often, so I'm wondering if it's just getting more "rest" and therefor not swelling as much (KWIM).

"raingirl28" wrote:

Sorry, meant to reply last night but got distracted by something!

I thought uneven swelling was a sign of possible blood clot. But it goes down each night? My left always swells a little more than the right, but not double.

Do you have any swelling anywhere else? Any other pains? My midwife said that a pain under the right rib was a bad sign as well, and facial swelling. Do you have any of that? Can you call the doc in the meantime and ask?

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sorry, swelling is something i really don't get unless i'm misbehaving (like doing nothing, getting dehydrated, and sitting down in a car for hours without geting up and moving aorund) i had a little bit of swelling at the end with my son and for a few days after, because i was not taking good enough care of myself. making time to walk, drink my water, and put my feet up for real, like actually higher than my heart, fixed it real quick so i am not very familiar with long term swelling.

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I haven't had much swelling this pregnancy...maybe cause its a winter baby and all my others were in the spring/summer. I know a lot of people swell more in winter though when pregnant. Hopefully its just part of your pregnancy and there isn't anything to be concerned about. Let us know if you find anything out.

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