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18 Apr 2006

Swollen ankles and legs after birth
Dear GynaeDoc

I delivered a 4kg baby last Tuesday - I retained a lot of water during the third trimester in my ankles but this looks reallyreally bad.

i was also hypertensive during the pregnancy and have been put on Aldamet just to ensure no further hikes in BP.

Is this swelling normal in after-birth - will it go away or should i be concerned ?

What about the dark pigmentation on my neck and back - will that go away soon too ?
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01 Jan 0001

The swelling should go away. The pigmentation may not, though it usually fades a bit.

Best wishes
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