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Since I had my son, I am always hot. At night I keep the thermostat very low, my bedroom window open and I sleep with little to no covers and I sweat. I had a lot of pitting edema the last 3 months of my pregnancy and for about 2-3 weeks after I had the baby. Is this hormones and the excess of fluid continuing to come out? Could there be an underlying issue? I feel great, other than being a bit tired from getting up with a baby during the night.

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replied June 6th, 2007
General Q&A Answer A2841
Excessive sweeting, pitting edema (a so called "idiopathic" edema) in pregnancy or in the months after the childbirth is normal, physiological and has a hormonal background.

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