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I've got some pitting edema on my legs.. it's been really hot here and I've been rather active (cleaning, walking a mile to pick up the boys, etc..) and I thought maybe that had something to do with it. It's only on my shin bone nowhere else and it's very mild. I always get swelling in late pregnancy and usually if it's hot when I'm not pregnant. My blood pressure has been great this whole pregnancy so have my urine tests. I'm just really worried about this.. I go in to the doctor in a couple hours and I'll definitely mention it to him. I'm really hoping it's not pre-e. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><br><br><br>
ETA: updated below \/
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I hope it is not pre-e Nic. Hopefully just annoying swelling.<br><br>
I have noticed more and more myself...and never had it with my other two..but it is very warm here, so hopefully that is all it is for you..just the heat!<br><br>
Let us know how things go at the doc!
 

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Keep us posted, Nic! Hopefully everything looks beautiful and this is just a heat/late pregnancy-induced problem.<br><br>
For swelling in general... my doc recommended a one hour soak in water up to the neck. It's supposed to be one of the best remedies for the problem!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Just was coming to update:<br><br><br>
My bp was slightly elevated, absolutely no protein in my urine, I did have a big jump in weight but the overall picture is I'm fine. Doctor says the swelling I have going on is totally normal for this stage of pregnancy and how warm/humid it's been the past few days. I do feel better about everything now.. just had to spaz about everything at first. The nurse midwife said the same things (I see her first then him.. separately). Baby is head down but hanging out in my right hip and her little hand is punching into my cervix. He said she feels like a good size baby.
 

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Woo - good news all 'round.<br><br>
Now go take a deep bath! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I wish I could fit in our bath tub. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I wonder if the lake is warm enough yet for a swim.. somehow I doubt it.
 
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