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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Eclampsia (Definition)

Seizures that occur during a woman's pregnancy or ...Read more


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How do doctors diagnose cause of stillbirth?

How do doctors diagnose cause of stillbirth?

With difficulty: Unfortunately it's not always evident. Examination of the stillborn sometimes shows us cord problems or obvious birth defects. The placenta is examined for problems, an autopsy can be ordered on the infant looking for birth defects. Chromosomes & blood tests looking for abnormalities (diabetes, lupus, infection, etc) are also done. However, many times the reason is unexplained or unclear. ...Read more

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What is the cause of viral propagated eclampsia?

What is the cause of viral propagated eclampsia?

Not science: This term is not a medically recognized one. Eclampsia is not caused by a virus. ...Read more

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What are causes that could result in stillbirth of a 34 weeks fetus?

What are causes that could result in stillbirth of a 34 weeks fetus?

Several.: Obstetric complications (abruption, multiple gestation, preterm birth - 29%), placental disease and fetal growth restriction (fgr - 24%), fetal genetic/structural abnormalities (14%), maternal/fetal infection (13%), umbilical cord abnormalities (10%), hypertensive disorders (9%), other maternal medical conditions (8%). One third/fourth of cases remain undiagnosed/idiopathic. @34 weeks fgr likely. ...Read more

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What causes eclampsia?

What causes eclampsia?

Pregnancy.: Some pregnancies are afflicted by preeclampsia, a condition of widespread endothelial malfunction under the influence of placental products. In essence, the placenta never implanted well in the maternal uterus; as the fetus grows the placenta becomes increasingly stressed to provide adequate nutrients to the fetus and the maternal pressures increase. When the disease is severe, convulsions occur. ...Read more

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How often does toxoplasma cause stillbirth?

Chances: If you become infected during around the time of conception there is a less than 5% chance that your baby will also be infected. During the 3rd trimester there is a 65% chance your baby will also be infected. However, babies infected duirng later pregnancy are less likely to develop serious health problems. ...Read more

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Hi I want to ask if you have Eclampsia and you give normal birth to your baby can it cause to baby's hart to just give in with no medical reason?

Hi  I want to ask if you have Eclampsia and you give normal birth to your baby can it cause to baby's hart to just give in with no medical reason?

Reformulate: Reformulate your question. It's not clear what's being asked. If you have eclampsia but have a normal baby after birth, the baby will not hurt. Ecalmpsia, however, cause complications with labor and delivery and the rate of baby's complications/untoward outcomes is definitely higher than in women without eclampsia. ...Read more

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What causes enlargement of the liver in someone with pre-eclampsia?

What causes enlargement of the liver in someone with pre-eclampsia?

Not fully understood: Preeclampsia and eclampsia are not fully understood. Neither are fully understood laboratory changes associated with it like changes in liver enzyme levels or platelet numbers nor why sometimes the liver is enlarged or the kidneys show signs of damage and at other times they don't. Effective treatment in almost all cases is removal of the placenta, with sooner or later recovery of the patient. ...Read more

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My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia.What causes this and any reremedies? I know it's serious.

My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia.What causes this and any reremedies?    I know it's serious.

Pre eclampsia: The cause is unknown and there is no known treatment however, your doctor should be closely monitored for high blood pressure, protein in the urine and possible seizures. ...Read more

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Hi I need to know can eclampsia be the cause of my baby's hart giving out at birth with no medical reason to why her hart stoped?

Hi I need to know can eclampsia be the cause of my baby's hart giving out at birth with no medical reason to why her hart stoped?

Eclampsia: first so sorry for your loss. Eclampsia can cause decreased blood flow to baby causing death, in essence causing baby heart to fail becasue of poor flow to it from placenta. Not sure if this is the cause or not in your case. As former ob doctor having dealt with still births I know how painful this can be for family. You will be in my family's thoughts and prayers. ...Read more

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I gave normal birth and the baby's hart just stoped right after and she died with no medical reason for it? could Eclampsia be the cause?

I gave normal birth and the baby's hart just stoped right after and she died with no medical reason for it? could Eclampsia be the cause?

I am very sorry: to hear about that. Ecclampsia is a maternal condition characterized by very high vessel tone (blood pressure, kidney failure, fluid retention among other symptoms). Congenital conditions are a very common cause of death soon after delivery. Stillbirth is a catch-all term for a LOT of conditions. but frequently, no clear cause is found. http://www.marchofdimes.com/loss/stillbirth.aspx ...Read more

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There R multiple causes of stillbirth, cord knot, infection, IUGR etc, but in those with unknown causes, is there a theory on what might be thecause?

Unknown=unknown: The more advances we make in genetic analysis & general study of fetal development the more of these cases will move from unknown to known. I watched a monitor abnormality during labor turn out to be a baby gripping his cord hard during contractions, causing a dangerous reduction in heart rate.That kid turned out fine, but it points out that sometimes we can't find evidence after the fact ...Read more

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Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Yes - temporary.: Temporary but potentially severe liver damage can occur with severe preeclampsia and hellp syndrome. Prompt delivery and expert/intensive care are warranted in such rare cases. ...Read more

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I had a stillbirth due to a placenta abruption. NO known cause.One healthy birth previously. Would I be likely to have another abrupt or healthy preg?

I had a stillbirth due to a placenta abruption.  NO known cause.One healthy birth previously. Would I be likely to have another abrupt or healthy preg?

Abruption chances: First of all, I am sorry for your loss. The risk for a recurrent complicated placental abruption in your next pregnancy is about 33/1000. Special surveillance would need to be undertaken about 3 months prior to the gestational age of the baby you lost due to the first placental abruption. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Can blunt abdominal trauma cause stillbirth?

Yes: Yes trauma can cause stillbirth. If you have been attacked or injured please seek medical attention. If you are being abused please seek help. Your life and your baby's life are at risk. There are many options available. ...Read more

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Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Eclampsia: This is unusual, but can happen. Eclampsia is preeclampsia with seizures. It is unusual for these seizures to cause brain damage, but not impossible. Early treatment will usually eliminate that problem. ...Read more

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Is it likely that my infection with legionnaires' disease will cause a stillbirth?

Is it likely that my infection with legionnaires' disease will cause a stillbirth?

No: Although legionnaires' can have long-term effects, particularly on the elderly or the chronically ill, these effects are typically fatigue or neurologic symptoms. In the immunosuppressed (hiv patients, those on certain medications, or the severely ill), the bacterium has been known to spread to several organs only on very rare occasions, and no involvement of the uterus has been reported. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

Stillbirth =death of fetus e after ...Read more