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Doctor insights on: Can I Take The Pill Safely With My Preeclampsia Medical History

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia is also known as Preeclampsia. Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more


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Is preeclampsia associated with other medical conditions?

Is preeclampsia associated with other medical conditions?

PREECLAMPSIA: Pregnant mothers go for checkups every month to their OB to prevent complications like hypertension, proteinuria, pedal edema, excessive weight gain, etc otherwise preeclampsia sets in and they are listed in high risk category. ...Read more

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How long on average do the symptoms of preeclampsia, hypertension and protien in urine take to go away completely after birth?

How long on average do the symptoms of preeclampsia, hypertension and protien in urine take to go away completely after birth?

Post-eclampsia Elert: Usually signs of preaclampsia disappear 1-2 wks after birth. If you have symptoms persisting beyond delivery, it would be called post aclampsia, which should be viewed seriously for potential of complications such as hypertension, seizures and kidney disease. Besides your BP, your OB doctor may want to test your blood for platelets (for clotting ability), urine and BP and you may benefit from meds ...Read more

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Can procardia mask preeclampsia if you take it for ptl and start having symptoms of preeclampsia once med is stopped, such as abdominal pain & nausea?

Can procardia mask preeclampsia if you take it for ptl and start having symptoms of preeclampsia once med is stopped, such as abdominal pain & nausea?

Abdo pain and nausea: Are more symptomatic of premature labor, you should be asking this ? To your OB doc. The most common symptom of pre- eclamp is elevated BP along with other signs, u need to call your OB as you may need to get back on it or a diff med if u are still early and it is easy to get your BP checked. ...Read more

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Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.

Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to  prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.

Pregnancy and BP: Pre-eclampsia features protein in the urine and high blood pressure. Atenolol is a very good BP lowering medication but is not a first choice medication in pregnancy. Labetalol is safer. Preventing pre-eclampsia requires careful diet, low salt, rest, and low stress. Talk to your obstetrician about taking aspirin also. Don't take any medication without OB clearance. ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Pre-eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia is more common in first pregnancies. Recurrence risk is about 15%. Recurrence may be higher if you have high blood pressure outside of pregnancy or if you have a multiple gestation. Most obstetricians manage a patient with a history of pre-eclampsia without the help of a high risk specialist. ...Read more

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Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Too some degree: Family history does play a role in tendency towards high blood pressure. But you can exert some control over your risk by sticking to a healthy diet and staying close to your ideal body weight. ...Read more

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Cld mild preeclampsia cause brain aneurysm formation in someone with family history or does blood pressure have to remain high for a longer period of time?

Cld mild preeclampsia cause brain aneurysm formation in someone with family history  or does blood pressure have to remain high for a longer period of time?

Not cause - rupture.: Preeclampsia cannot cause brain aneurysms, but can certainly make them rupture and cause massive strokes. Berry aneurysms in the brain vessels pre-date the pregnancy, but when it is complicated by pree they can leak or rupture with catastrophic consequences. The longer the preeclamptic hypertension goes untreated, the higher the risk of stroke (hemorrhagic, massive, occasionally lethal). ...Read more

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Preeclampsia (Definition)

Preeclampsia is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more