Sudden Swelling :(

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  1. Mummy_Mel

    Mummy_Mel Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies

    I have to go to hospital today because I woke up at 4am with sudden really bad swelling in my hands and feet. They said they will check my BP and urine and that if my blood pressure is up they will send me to the "day assessment unit". Does anyone know what that is? Any idea what might happen?

    Thanks x
     
  2. Rachaellius

    Rachaellius Well-Known Member

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    Swelling as well as raised BP is a sign of pre eclampsia hun, if it is the case you have this they will more than likely induce you or tell you to get bed rest.
    Hope everything is okay hun, let us know how it goes xx
     
  3. hugsy

    hugsy Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me like the need to monitor you in case you developing pre eclampsia I think but thats just a guess from what MW has told me as i was at risk of it due to my mam having it with both pregnancys

    Try not to worry hun it is normal to swell in your hands and feet at night to a certain extent and at least your going in to get checked out

    Think the day assesment unit is just as it says where you go in for the day and get put on a monitor to keep track of your BP ect ( but again thats a educated guess lol )
     
  4. Verity2011

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    Awwww good luck honey. I hope all is well - what the there girls have said is right and that is why they will be monitoring you but hopefully it will turn out to be something easier than pre-eclampsia. fx for you! Let us know how you get on xxxxx
     

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