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May 25th, 2013, 08:08 AM
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I'm trying to gauge how normal this if anyone else is having the same thing, please let me know.

My feet and legs are visibly swollen and my feet hurt SO bad. It's been this way for a week but progressively getting worse. This morning I could barely walk because it hurt my feet so bad to stand on them (but I know once I get moving around it will feel a little better).

The swelling is to the point of mild pitting edema (on the 1-4 scale, it's a 1); in other words, if I press down on any art of my foot, ankle, or lower legs, it leaves a dent that takes a little while to go away.

Here is what my pitting edema looks like...


Pitting Edema on foot:

Pitting Edema on Ankle (immediate):

After 1 Minute:

After 2 minutes:

After 5 minutes (almost gone):

So, does anyone else have swelling like this?? Is this just "normal pregnancy swelling"? I've never had swelling in any of my pregnancies before, but I know that it's not uncommon to have some swelling. I'm just not sure how much is considered normal.
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