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A 26-year-old female asked:

Fluctuating blood pressures range from 130 to 200 systolic. recent onset of seizures. eeg came back normal. 4 months postpartum. can it be eclampsia?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
No.: Eclampsia occurs during pregnancy, not afterward. New onset seizures requires investigation, including brain imaging (e.g., MRI). Rarely adrenal tumors can cause wildly fluctuating blood pressure. You need thorough medical assessment.
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Dr. Charles Flippen
Neurology 31 years experience
Post partum preeclampsia has been reported up to six weeks after delivery but 4 months would be too long an interval for this to be pregnancy related. I agree that the possibility of other causes for your high blood pressure and seizure should be considered.
Aug 3, 2014
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Yes these are features of eclampsia with high level of protein in urine. Get a full workup
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Last updated Aug 6, 2014


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