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Pregnant and feet are swollen. How to overcome this problem? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jul-2013
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:nice to talk to you sir
User:i need to ask about my wife's pregnacy can i go on
Doctor:Please proceed.
User:she is 6th month pregnant and she dont have much problems but her feet areswollen from 4th month ending itself how can she overcome this problem
Doctor:A few women experience swollen feet during pregnancy.
Doctor:This may be part of pregnancy effects.
Doctor:However her blood pressure and albumin levels need to be checked
User:is there any complications with that swollen feet
User:her bp is varying like it is 130/80 sometimes and sometimes 120/80
Doctor:to make sure we exclude conditions that needs medical attention.
User:is there any problem with her bp varying
User:what tests have to be made sir...
Doctor:She needs to be physically examined first and note the type and severity of odema.
Doctor:based on clinical examination, a thyroid profile, hemoglobin level and serum albumin levels need to be checked.
User:i heard that if the feet is only swollen there is no problem if it is bit up side its not good is it so sir?
Doctor:I suggest you to discuss with her gynecologist and plan the tests as needed.
User:ok sir
User:can you suggest good diet for her sir?
Doctor:As I said, the seriousness of the problem will be decided based on physical examination and tests.
User:ok sir thank you
Doctor:In view of pregnancy, she needs iron XXXXXXX diet - green leaves, millets, dry fruits, non vegetarian diet, etc.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:nothing sir thank you for your suggestions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:bye sir
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