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Does your blood pressure stay high with preeclampsia or will it go back to normal and go back high?

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Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
It may: Usually the blood pressure will go down after delivery but not always.
Dr. Alison Stuebe
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
If you have had preeclampsia, you are more likely to have high blood pressure later in life. Let your primary doctor know you have had it, and get your pressure checked regularly.
Sep 6, 2013
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Fluctuating possible: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reaction where the vessels spasm and platelets are drawn away (thrombocytopenia). The spasm causes high BP, HA, liver dysfunction, vision changes, and protein in the urine; leads to maternal seizure, decreased baby growth, and sometimes placental abruption

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