A 47-year-old member asked:
My doctor is running tests for toxemia but my blood pressure isn't always high..could i still have it?
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Dr. Joseph Schifillitianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: This is a disease with varied presentations. Although there is a classic list of symptoms and findings they can vary from patient to patient.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zachariasanswered
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Sure!: Toxemia is an older term for preeclampsia - pregnancy-related hypertension that can lead to convulsions (eclampsia), acute liver or kidney failure, placental abruption, pulmonary edema or stroke. In order to meet the criteria for diagnosis your blood pressure does not have to be consistently increased - two episodes >140/90 mmhg at least 6 hours apart suffice (along with proteinuria).
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Last updated Nov 8, 2015
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