How much water gain is OK?

  1. for women on first cycle of BCP's? Would a 5-lb gain on a 120 lb woman in 2 days indicate need to notify the Dr? No pitting, but all her clothing is leaving little indentations. No headache either, no c/o pain.
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  3. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I'd think that with BCP's or without a 5 lb gain in 2 days, especially if it's not something that had previously happened to her, would call for a call to the doc!
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    i agree with shandylynn...i teach my cardiacs a 2# gain in 24hours or 3# in 48 hours warrents a call!!!
  5. by   NurseyNursey
    I routinely gain/lose 2-5 pounds in a day. I think that you need to factor in other issues such as the amount of clothing and what they had to eat. If they sit and eat 5 pounds of food at a meal, they will have 5 pounds of food in their stomachs.