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Leg Swelling (Edema) during Pregnancy

You may have preeclampsia. Call your doctor, nurse practitioner, or midwife now.

With a few simple tests, your health care professional can rule out preeclampsia. These tests usually include a blood pressure measurement, tapping on your reflexes to see if they are hyperactive, a urine test for protein, and often a blood test to make sure your blood count, liver enzymes, and kidney function are normal.

After making the call, you can come back to the guide to learn about other reasons for leg swelling.

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