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Itching wrist, now swollen feet and cramping calf muscles

hi alex, i`m age 39 near 40 and i`m jst on 36wks pregnant. I have 2 children age 18 and 12, big gap yep. This pregnancy is definately different. My concern is about a mth back I developed an unbareable itching on my left wrist and back of hand which rose up to elbow throughout night, rash and blistering. The hospital believe redback spider bite. The itching has started again on back of wrist and alternates to my right hand as well. Last night my feet and ankles were swollen, a bath and feet up did not correct. I woke thismorning to a calf muscle cramp and the swelling is still there. Never expierianced any this before.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You need to see your carer for a check up. The swelling is fairly common in late pregnancy and can be difficult to bring down. The itching may also be due to extra fluid. It is best to be checked over. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 22 Feb 2008