Swelling in early pregnancy
Pregnancy And Childbirth / / August 12, 2017
Swelling in the first trimester
What causes swelling in early pregnancy, what to do if they occur?Interesting position in the first weeks is accompanied by various changes in the body.Some women have morning sickness, while others complain of frequent urination, but what others tell us about the swelling in the first trimester.
Where does the swelling?In fact, for an accurate diagnosis doctor experienced enough conversation with the patient and her inspection, even just visual.What draws the attention of a doctor?First, on the patient's face.Causes of edema in the early stages may be to thyroid disease - hypothyroidism.Every woman, getting up on the pregnancy registry, be sure to designate a blood test for TSH, to identify the disease, which can occur hidden.If the blood test is not OK - prescribe special medicines.And if they are not taken, there is a very great risk that the child will be born with poor mental abilities.
But more often in the early stages of pregnancy appear edema due to physiological reasons.Gynecologist and sometimes the therapist, the expectant mother is sent to the delivery of a number of blood and urine tests that can help detect abnormalities in the body, if they exist.As well as swelling in the later stages of pregnancy, swelling in the first few weeks after conception can be caused by problems with the kidneys.If a woman has a bad urine, for example, defined by red blood cells, white blood cells high, protein - it is sent to the urologist.And that, in turn, sends a renal ultrasound.
If detected, for example, pyelonephritis, then appointed the safest for pregnant women antibiotics.What if swelling during early pregnancy is known to the fetus are dangerous - no.However, the real danger is infection, which can sit in the mother's kidneys.From it it is necessary to get rid of.
If the pathology is not, and the re-commissioning tests proved more successful in terms of results, many urologists to prevent appoint a slight diuretic and anti-inflammatory drugs.For example, "Kanefron".It consists of herbs.However, according to supporters of the position of evidence-based medicine - is inefficient or ineffective.
If under normal test results, normal blood pressure, swelling of the legs appeared in early pregnancy, what to do, how to remove it?Usually enough to lie down to take it, and the legs must lie slightly above the level of the head.
To further prevent the swelling, it is necessary to wear comfortable, not narrow shoes with a small heel or flat shoes.At the same time try not to be long in the vertical position, and often perform a workout for the legs.
Typically, these swellings are a sign of varicose veins, problems with veins.Good help in this case, compression socks or stockings.1 compression ratio, is usually enough to prevent swelling.However, you need to wear a compression garment immediately after getting out of bed in the morning.
need to pay attention to it, if only one leg swells when she blushed, this may be a sign of surgical pathology - thrombosis.