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Swollen feet and hands during pregnancy ?

I know that swollen feet and ankles are normal in pregnancy because of poor circulation, but I heard something about there could be problems if your face and nose or hands are swollen. Is it true if it is not true thank god what if it is true what should I do. Please help me doctor.
Asked On : Mon, 30 Nov 2009
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The medical condition that might want to know is Preeclampsia. The symptoms you describe are partly indicators of Preeclampsia. This is a pregnancy-related condition occurs usually after 24 weeks of pregnancy, in which your blood pressure goes up to dangerous levels, causes water retention [therefore the swelling], and high levels of protein excreted in your urine. If left untreated, it might progress to the potentially deadly Eclampsia, in which the fore mentioned symptoms worsen and the woman starts to experience seizures. The high blood pressure might cause the placenta to detach from the internal wall of the womb [placental abruption]; this will disrupt oxygen supply to the baby, ultimately causing its death if a cesarean-section isn't performed immediately. The mother's life can also be in danger because of the profuse bleeding associated to placental abruption, and/or the convulsions. Right now you should not bother if you are following correctly with the doctor.
Answered: Thu, 10 Dec 2009
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