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Swelling on the face during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   I am six months pregnant into seventh month. Last period date was 26.06.2010.
Doctor :   ok
User :   since a week i am having swelling on my face, neck and hands
User :   some time it is there and some it is not
Doctor :   are you getting your antenatal checkups
User :   also i am having alot of vomitting generally after meal
User :   is this normal
User :   i am having general chackups done
User :   last one was on 14.12.2010
User :   it was ok
Doctor :   and ths swellings is on your feet too ?
User :   not on my feet
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
User :   no
Doctor :   and how many times you are vomiting
User :   once or twice generally after meal
Doctor :   since how many days ?
User :   about a week
Doctor :   do you have body pains when you have swelling ?\
User :   no body pain, just my eyes feel heavy in the morning as i feel swelling on my face
Doctor :   you got your sugar tested ?
User :   ya, it was fine. never have any problem with that
User :   just that a month back my blood showed low HB count of 8.9
Doctor :   ook
User :   but my doctor said nothing serious, just suggest to eat alot of green vegeies
Doctor :   Swelling during pregnancy is quite common. In fact most if not all pregnant women will experience swelling during some part of their pregnancy. Some women tend to swell more than others
Doctor :   yes thats true
User :   ok
User :   need to have any medicine
Doctor :   During pregnancy your body will produce roughly 50% more blood and fluids than normal to accommodate your growing baby. This can contribute to swelling and bloating, but is important to help nourish and protect your baby. During pregnancy hormone fluctuations can also contribute to edema, which involves swelling of the hands, face, ankles, neck and other extremities
Doctor :   no nothing is required
Doctor :   Water retention during pregnancy helps keep our bodies flexible, allowing ample room for expansion during pregnancy. The extra fluid contained in the tissues and muscles of the body also help our joints prepare for labor and delivery. Water retention can contribute up to 25% of the weight gain women experience during pregnancy
User :   ok
User :   need to have any urine or HDL LDL test
Doctor :   whats your age ?>?
User :   29 yrs
Doctor :   otherwise are you in good health ?
User :   yes, but a bit overweight, at present i am 78kg
Doctor :   you need to keep your self active
Doctor :   and avoid fried and fatty food
User :   this is my first baby
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   all first time mothers have this concern
Doctor :   just take proper diet
Doctor :   thats crucial
Doctor :   and get regular checkups
User :   can you suggest any diet cahrt
User :   diet chart
Doctor :   if the vomiting are getting more
Doctor :   then you need to see your gynecologist
User :   i am having little movement feelings like a butterfly in my stomach
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if the antenatal are all fine
Doctor :   then you have nothing to worry about
User :   ok doc. thanks
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   taken care
Doctor :   good bye
User :   bye
Doctor :   and all the best
User :   thanks
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