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i had puffy ankles last night.

(25 Posts)
misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 07:49:04

should i call my midwife today or wait and see if it happens again? have had trace of protein in urine tests for last few weeks, but last night was first time my ankles went puffy. they have gone down now tho.

nailpolish Mon 31-Jan-05 07:54:50

hi misdee

youve nothing to lose by calling her, i would

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 07:55:18

oh pants. thought you'd say that

nailpolish Mon 31-Jan-05 07:57:25


i called my mw about everything. she was cool and came round to the house, so i didnt actually ever have to get off my arse!

if you are not that worried then dont!

noddyholder Mon 31-Jan-05 08:01:38

definitely call her protein and swelling is a sign of strain on the kidneys just get it checked out can she come to you considering your situation ATM?

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 10:04:36

will call in a bit.

1st time i've ever had puffy ankles in my life. just wondering if its because i was on a feet a lot yesterday. my dad keeps telling me to take it easy but its kinda differcult atm.

TheBearWhisperer Mon 31-Jan-05 13:52:12

(its popsy)

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:11:15

i cant yet. am going to see dh first, then will call. dont want to get stuck at maternity for hours and miss visiting dh.

my blood sugers are up as well. not gonna be a good week.

i have consultant appointment weds as well.

nailpolish Mon 31-Jan-05 15:12:00

get her to come to you misdee

beachyhead Mon 31-Jan-05 15:14:14

please call - you really don't need pre-eclampsia this week!!!!!or ever, actually, speaking as one who has had it!!!!!Nip into the maternity at the hospital where your dh is, if possible, and they can run some tests...

noddyholder Mon 31-Jan-05 15:15:04

please don't wait too long

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:15:36

good idea beachy. i'll take my notes with me! will call maternity unit here and ask if they can get me the number for stevenage.

popsycal Mon 31-Jan-05 15:16:21

m ankles are up, and i have protein too,,,,my bp is behaving though...
do take your notes
good luck

Sponge Mon 31-Jan-05 15:19:36

Please do get it checked. I had pre-eclampsia and swollen ankles were the first sign for me. However it's encouraging that yours have gone down - mine didn't.
Still, better safe than sorry.

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:20:02

they said not to worry, speak to consultant on weds. panic over

popsycal Mon 31-Jan-05 15:20:24

do misdee - you know my history....very important

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:21:18

do panic? or do worry?

as my bp is generally low they arent worried. for once.

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:21:47

if they puff up again tonight or tomorrow i'll go in. i promise!

beachyhead Mon 31-Jan-05 15:22:49

if you are going in to a hospital anyway, do go and have it checked out......

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:23:23

i'll ask cardio to check my bp

popsycal Mon 31-Jan-05 15:23:38


misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:27:03

how r u popsy?

popsycal Mon 31-Jan-05 15:28:14

fat and anoyed!!

mears Mon 31-Jan-05 15:31:45

misdee - always good to get things checked out but as a bit of reassurance, ankle swelling is a poor sign of pre-eclampsia. It is extremely common, especially when you have been on your feet. It is also good that it went down again after rest. The most important factors are blood pressure and proteinuria. Most pregnant women will have a trace of protein and swollen ankles, but if it is something that dramaticaaly changes then you definately need to get seen. Just don't want you worryng too much misdee when you have so much on your plate at the moment.

misdee Mon 31-Jan-05 15:33:12

i'm gettign fat lol. apparently i only look 5/6months pregnant. thats good eh lol.

cheers mears. i'm sure they'll check everything thoroughly weds. and no doubt i'm due some blood tests this week as well grrrrrrrrrrrr. well it has been a while lol.

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