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Pregnant. Swollen leg and feet, hurts while walking, avoided salt. Should i go for treatment?

hello! I am 26 weeks pregnant and my legs & feet have been swelling for about 2 weeks now. Currently my right foot hurts really bad by the arch and inside/ side of my foot. The top feels like jiggly when I am walking. It just started to swell worse on my right side & im sitting at work most of the time. Should I goto the doctors? I hate salt so I avoid it as much as possible. I have only been up & moving for about 2 1/2 hours & my right foot is already so swollen- that it looks like my ankle is broken & my top of my foot looks like a water bag is on top of it hanging over my toes! The left foot is not even half as bad as the right one?
Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear madame

swelling of feet is very common during pregnancy which should not be a worry. what i suggest is you put your feet in a raised position when you are sitting to work and put a pillow under your feet while sleeping. this will help with the swelling. you regular antenatal visit should be in a week or two and you should discuss this problem your doctor and see what she has to say. if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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