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A 38-year-old member asked:

does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Any blood pressure problem in pregnancy can cause an abruption.
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Pih or pregnancy induced hypertension may be associated with toxemia of pregnancy. These are serious conditions that may cause pregnancy complications. These may be associated with proteinuria, headaches, swelling of hands and face, abruption or placental separation, iugr intra-uterine growth restriction, fetal distress, preterm delivery, and brain injury to the newborn.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: High blood pressure is associated with abruption. So report immediately to your OB the following symptoms: onset of frequent, strong contractions, very firm uterus that does not feel like it relaxes, and/or dark or bright red bleeding from the separation of placenta from uterine wall (coming through vagina). Because this can be an OB emergency, patients at risk may already be under surveillance.

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Chances of getting pregnant from sex on last day of period -if 31 day cycle?

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A 46-year-old female asked:

I ve had hbp ranging from 170 /110 and pulse at about 100 120 most of the time for about a week despite taking BP drugs. Ekg was negative. Thoughts?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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Check with the doc: Many blood pressure medications take longer than a week to have their full effect. Check with your doctor as you may need a higher dose or another medication. Hbp is damaging over the long term most of the time and not over a few days so check with your doctor.

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