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Child has swollen foot after birth, turning purple red occasionally. What questions should be asked?

My Grandchild developed a swollen left foot 12 hrs after birth, pedal swelling decreases at times but bottom of foot does not,it looks twice the size of right foot, Doctors say it might be positional but I am not really believing it. She is now 2 weeks and no change turns purple red like cellulitis at times. What or where should I take her for further investigation and what questions should I be asking doctors Thanks Paula
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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only one foot is affected so it seems like local problem , so it can be due to some local trauma , or due to malposition of baby just before birth is these condition is seen in prolapse of particular body part or in some case extravasation from iv site can cause these type of swelling. keep swelled feet higher position by keeping small pillow undernith. watch for any infection.
get well soon
Answered: Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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