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Sudden swelling of hands and feet??

I've never had swelling before and all of a sudden today my hands and feet are swollen. This morning I put my rings on just fine and a few minutes ago I had to use soap to get them off. Both hands and both feet are all puffy. What is that and what can I do to make it go away? I'm 28 weeks.
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1523285_tn?1315006718
rest and ur left side a d elevate ur feet I know with the heat and such it will cause swelling but i I would call ur dr in the am to let them know and possiblily check ur BP.  that happened with my last pregnancy at 36 wks and I was induced at 37 wks due having high BP.  good luck
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1666034_tn?1316914853
Try to rest and just put your feet up.
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376739_tn?1317669990
It is so so so hot right now! I would chug water and rest!!! The condition is called edema.
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1666034_tn?1316914853
I'm guessing I have edema as well. I have the same problem. My wedding band is pretty much stuck and my feet and hands r soooo puffy I can't even believe they are mine lol :(
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376739_tn?1317669990
With my first I had swelling on my feet so bad I could feel them jiggle when I walked! But I wasn't pre-eclamptic or eclamptic. Swelling doesn't automatically mean either of those.
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I would def call your doctor and let him know at least.  It may be nothing but it may not be.  Unfortunately, you just never know.  If anything out of the ordinary happens to ME, I call and let my doctor/nurse know.  

Again, it may just be pregnancy in the heat and may not mean anything.  I can get swollen from just the heat alone when I am NOT pregnant.  But it could so I would at least put a call in, if the other suggestions haven't helped you.  

My SIL gets pre-eclampsia almost every time and she rarely has had symptoms.  She is normally at her regular appt. and then bam, she has to be induced right away.  With her first, he had to come out a month early because of it.  With the next, she made it until the week of her due date but still had the pre-eclampsia at the last minute and had to be induced.  With another, she had to be induced a couple of weeks early because of it.  There's one more I am missing that I am not sure about for her, but you get the picture :)

I mean, you don't have a history of it, but I just always like to be on the safe side.  Hopefully  u are feeling better now and won't have to even worry about it.  Be sure to drink tons of liquids and be careful w/ the salt.  May also want to prop your legs up.

Feel better :)

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1330108_tn?1333680904
Exactly what Michele said. Could be nothing but best to check w OB. And drink a ton of water
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349463_tn?1333575176
Thanks for the advice in the meantime I did put my feet up and drink a ton of water. I was planning on calling the ob in the morning since this crept up so late in the day, but now I'm having contractions about every 5 minutes so it looks like I may get my bp checked tonight ;-(
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287246_tn?1318573663
Oh boy!  Let us know!!!
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349463_tn?1333575176
So FYI... my blood pressure was only 130/70 the nurse said the swelling is from the heat. Putting your feet up and drinking plenty of water was the right answer.

Thanks again ladies.
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1523285_tn?1315006718
ok good thanks for letting us know :)  stay hydrated and cool in the horrible heat
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