by momaofson (180 Posts), Sun Mar 01, 2009 03:50 pm
Who do I call? My doctor is not on call this weekend. They ran lab work on Wednesday when I was in there. They said everthing came back just fine. I forgot to mention the pitting edema when I was in there yesterday cause we were only there to see if I was dialated anymore.
The +2 was at the hospital. I asked what it could mean and she told me that skin cells could make that reading. Is that true? I thought it was only for protein.
Also along with my feet and legs swelling I have been noticing that my hands get really hot and feel like they are swelling and do swell. I cant tell how much. I know that when I go to bend my fingers my skin feels really tight and it hurts.
I have not done any other lab work or anything since wednesday. I think I might call my doctor tomorow morning before my stress test to tell her about the pitting edema in my legs. The nurses that do my NST dont seem to worry to much or care when I bring up my symptoms to them.
Any other input? Has anyone else had these signs with no high blood pressure? Headache, flashing lights (visual disturbances), swelling, protein in urine. Do you have to have the high blood pressure before they will take all the other signs seriously?