A 24-year-old female asked:
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i go to the doctor regular and im 21 weeks preg.i have chronic high blood pressure and take methyldopa twice a day..could severe preeclamsia occur suddenly and me not know it or would there most likely be symptoms?

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Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, symptoms: Severe pre-eclampsia is most commonly defined by and associated with symptoms, such as headache, visual changes, and right upper abdominal pain. Usually severe swelling also may develop.
Answered on May 1, 2018
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: High blood pressure is a risk factor for preecclampsia. Lower extremity swelling, edema, uncontrolled blood pressure , visual problems, stomach pain nausea vomiting. Protein in the urine and other blood abnormalities.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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