Swelling 3 days after c-sec

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Registered: 05-16-2003
Swelling 3 days after c-sec
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Sun, 10-26-2008 - 7:50pm

My feet & calves look like water balloons-my skin is soooo stretched out. Is it normal? How long will it last? anything I can do to help it? They looked ok the first 2 days. Even when I was pg with #2 in an Oklahoma August I wasn't this swollen.

TIA

Andi



Andi


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Registered: 08-23-2005
Sun, 10-26-2008 - 8:55pm

Yes! This happened to me after my 2nd -- which I thought was really strange b/c with my first I was swollen within the first 24/48 hours. My doctor told me that it was from all the fluid that they pumped into me as part of the C section. I eventually sweat it all out through those horrible night sweats. In the mean time, if you watch your salt intake and think eating about diuretic foods (you can look them up on the internet) your body will release the fluid faster!


Congratulations on your new little one!

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Registered: 11-01-2008
Mon, 11-03-2008 - 6:10pm
I swelled up like a balloon after my second c-section. My doctor also said it was from all the fluid they pumped into me as well.