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    Question on swollen nose during pregnancy

    Hello everyone,

    I am an oldtimer here but have a friend who is currently 28 weeks and her nose appears to be larger than normal. I have heard of other women having this condition but was unable to find info on it on the web. Does anyone know if there is a medical term associated with it. Its the physical size of the nose that appears swollen, not the nasal passages.

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    I'm not sure if theres a medical term associated with it but my nose is definitely swollen & red. when i was pg with my dd it wasn't but with my ds & this pregnancy it is. i guess since we swell all over that's just another perk of being pg?!?


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    I don't know what it's called but it happened to me while I was pregnant. Thankfully my nose shrunk back to normal size after delivery!


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    From what I heard it is the hormones combined with lots of extra blood circulating on our body making some body parts to get swollen.
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    Poor girl. I feel for her as I had the exact same thing happen to me with my dd. I also had a huge balloon head towards the end. I hope she can escape that part.

    The good news is that it all went away about 2 days after delivery.
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    ugh..i had this when i was pg with my dd. it did go back to it's normal appearance right after delivery.
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    I don't know what's it's called but my sister's nose got huge when she was pregnant with both of her boys. Luckily my nose hasn't gotten swollen. Her nose is back to normal now.
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    Mine got huge in the last 10 weeks of my first pg. I hated it. It did go down a couple days after delivery. I don't think it ever went back to it's same size, but neither did I ! HA HA HA. I kept about 20 extra pounds so I think that's why my face and nose look a little bigger to me then they did before Cai, but not nearly as big as during the last weeks of pg.

    I feel for you!!!! But to tell you the truth, you'll get used to it for now and then you'll look back at pics and be amazed!!!
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    It is because the same hormones that soften the cartilage in the pelvic area to allow for the passage of the baby's head soften ALL cartilage, of which the nose is almost 100%. Noses usually get a smushed, spread-out look during late pregnancy.

    Normal. And they do go back afterwards!
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    Yep I had it too with my DD. Not with my son though.
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