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June 19th, 2011, 08:10 PM
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Hi Ladies,
This is a little but TMI, but where else can you be TMI if not here, right?
So, I didn't experience this with my first pregnancy and I'm wondering if it is maybe a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) pregnancy thing. But...is anyone swollen 'down there'?
I'm especially swollen and aggravated and itchy after DTD, but this is a few days later and I'm still swollen. I feel like when I walk I want to walk with my legs far apart so that I'm not rubbing things and aggravating it more...sorry, tmi...
I guess I'll call my Dr tomorrow, but just wondered if anyone other btdt mums are experiencing this?
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June 19th, 2011, 08:33 PM
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This is my first, but I've been experiencing the same thing. From what I understand it's due to increased blood flow to the region and is perfectly normal.
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June 19th, 2011, 09:11 PM
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It's perfectly normal, although I haven't had the itching. THis is my third and I've been swollen since 10 weeks. The joys of pregnancy!
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June 19th, 2011, 09:12 PM
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Yepper, I have also been swollen with this one. I don't remember if I was or not with DD...
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June 19th, 2011, 10:11 PM
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Yep, I have the same thing. I was sooooo worried that it's just another yeast infection coming, but the itching comes and goes... the swelling stays. It's strange!
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June 19th, 2011, 10:28 PM
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The swelling is normal. I had it before and do now as well, just not as bad.
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June 19th, 2011, 10:32 PM
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Its normal but yeah I don't really remember that part with my first two. This is the first pregnancy I really noticed it.
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June 20th, 2011, 12:19 AM
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Agree with all the other ladies. Swelling is perfectly normal, due to blood flow. I also experience itching, especially after DTD, but if it gets too bad, it could be a yeast infection, so keep your eye on it.
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June 20th, 2011, 05:09 AM
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I have been gettign more swollen after DTD... I believe that to me TOTALLY normal!
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June 20th, 2011, 05:23 AM
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ME! Hate it! Actually is the cause for me disliking DTD. It is all "too much, " but perfectly normal.
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June 20th, 2011, 07:47 AM
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I wasn't swollen with my first pregnancy down there. But I have been since early on this time. Bad. I literally cringe if I have to squat down for anything because the pressure is almost unbearable. And I feel even more swollen for a couple of hours after DTD. I'm scared to see what it even looks like at this point with all the extra blood flow. LOL!
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June 20th, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Me too! I wasn't like this with my first, but now it's crazy...I have ventured a mirror look-see...and I wasn't too impressed! Needless to say, I don't feel to "sexy" in the bedroom, so DTD has decreased significantly!

What everyone says about increased blood flow is exactly what my OB said when I asked her.
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June 20th, 2011, 08:59 AM
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I have it this time too. The funny thing is that I didn't have with my first two.
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June 20th, 2011, 07:23 PM
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its the worst with this one...and was also present with 3rd baby...

so ready for everything to be normal again, lol
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June 20th, 2011, 08:04 PM
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I do remember the swelling from past pregnancies and yup! Sure e ough afterdtd yesterday, holy swollen, ugh.
It is normal due to the extra blood flow, likeeveryone said.
Not sure about the itching, have not experienced that.
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