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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are chances of high blood pressure later if preeclampsia?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
HPN-PREECLAMPSIA: The BP is checked after delivery to make sure mother is fine after preeclampsia. BP usually returns to normal.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Do you have to have high blood pressure to have preeclampsia or hellp?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, a criteria: Preeclampsia is clinically defined as hypertention and proteinuria (protein in urine) with/out edema occuring after 20 wks of pregnancy. So, hypertention is a required component for the diagnosis. Help is severe preeclampsia involing hemolytic anemia, liver dysfuctions, and low platelet count. These are very important illnesses and follow-up with doc asap/regularly is strongly advised...Good luck.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can high blood pressure due to preeclampsia affect someone later their life?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Ancona
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, possibly: After pregnancy, the pressure usually returns to normal and there are no long term effects. However, mothers who have high blood pressure in pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing chronic high blood pressure later in life and should be monitored regularly.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of developing high blood pressure or preeclampsia again?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Many risks-"toxemia": A woman has a higher chance of developing preeclampsia if she has a history of it or hypertension, is diabetic, has certain kidney or autoimmune disease, has >1 fetus, is at an age extreme (young or midlife), etc. If she does develop preeclampsia, complications include the condition progressing to eclampsia (convulsions) or to strokes, kidney damage, bleeding, etc.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is abnormally high blood pressure the best indication of preeclampsia?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes.: Hypertension and proteinuria are the hallmarks of preeclampsia.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

I have high blood pressure and have been using Hypotone and it has been controlling it. Could I still have preeclampsia?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Pre-eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia can occur in women who have a history of hypertension when not pregnant, and in fact, it is more likely in those women than in those who are normotensive when not pregnant. It is important for both mother and fetus to have regular visits with a trained OB provider during the entire pregnancy.

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