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At my last dr. appointment there was +1 protein in my urine.. a week prior there was blood in my urine.. a week before that I had trace protein in my urine.
My blood pressure is always 120/70 , it is never elevated. I have never had any swelling with any of my pregnancies and my previous son was also born in Sept. so I was in the heat alot.
So anyway.. I meet dh up at his work and it was around 9pm, so it was not super hot, I sat on the tailgate of my truck for about 15-20 minutes and when I stood up my lower legs and feet felt so tight It felt like my leg was going to split open at the shin. I had dh feel my calf etc and my whole leg felt tight. Everytime I took a step it hurt my shin area really bad. All the way home it hurt in the truck, it is not tight anymore but my shin still hurts.
I'm not sure. If they don't feel better tomorow, I think you should call. I sat on my DH's tail gate tonight and watched my DS and DD ride bikes. I could feel my feet swelling up. Some sitting postions are worse then standing.
It's harder to get blood flow to pass the knee when you are sitting versus standing/walking (especially walking where your movement helps push the blood). And I'm not sure why, but it's also worse when your feet are dangling (like on the end of a tailgate).
My feet and calves were so swollen yesterday, too. I was told that as long as it's limited to your hands and legs and your blood pressure is normal, it really isn't anything to worry too much about. Aside from it being totally uncomfortable! And one of the best ways to relieve it is to go swimming!
I think it can be very normal, but because of the +1 protein, I'd keep a close eye on it. My legs and hands just swelled out of the blue yesterday, but we were in the van for a while going from one appointment to another. Waking up this morning, the swelling is down quite a bit, but I know it's a little better. Prop your feet up, and even better, lay on your left side. If it's still pretty swollen, call the doc and just get checked out. Better to be safe than sorry.
In all honesty, though, I think it's situational ((HUGS))
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