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How to treat nose bleed and swelling of legs and feet?

My sister was induced for labor 2 days ago and she was sent home from the hospital with a healthy diagnosis for herself and the baby. This is her second child, in which she underwent toxcimia with the first pregnancy and she had lots of extra water weight. She is 21 years old, her height is 5'7 and probably weighs about 185 lbs. With both pregnancies she was given an epidural. She does not smoke, drink alcohol, or use any other substances. Today is her first morning at home and she has swollen legs and feet and directly after noticing so she had a nose bleed. What are these symptoms the result of and what kinds of precautions does she need to take?
Wed, 22 Jul 2015
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Hello Welcome to Health Care Magic.
you should go to hospital as soon as possible. she is probably hypertensive and it needs emergency correction. edema legs and bleeding nose can not be ignored. and start on anti-hypertensive.
Don't sit hanging your legs. take good rest. put the pillow below your feet during sleep. swelling will reduce by next 24 hrs. and this precaution will help you further also.
keep eye on your blood pressure. it may be early sign of high blood pressure.

Hope this information helps you.
Best wishes.
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How to treat nose bleed and swelling of legs and feet?

Hello Welcome to Health Care Magic. you should go to hospital as soon as possible. she is probably hypertensive and it needs emergency correction. edema legs and bleeding nose can not be ignored. and start on anti-hypertensive. Don t sit hanging your legs. take good rest. put the pillow below your feet during sleep. swelling will reduce by next 24 hrs. and this precaution will help you further also. keep eye on your blood pressure. it may be early sign of high blood pressure. Hope this information helps you. Best wishes.