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Water Retention after c-section

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    southside852 is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2008

    Water Retention after c-section

    I just had my c-section a week ago. As a result, my ankles and legs are a little swollen from the IV drip etc...that helps prevent blockage during surgery. Does anyone have any good natural ways of getting the swelling down or any natural diuretics? I have heard watermelon helps as well as soaking your feet in warm water with ginger, but would love to hear other suggestions!


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    elle is offline Registered User
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    May 2010
    hk south side

    Just drinking a lot of water (2L+ per day) did the trick for me - its supposed to flush the excess fluid out of the system. Seems counter intuitive but it did work. Got the advice to drink the extra water from my OB.

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