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Does Preeclampsia Cause Oligohydramnios
I'm almost 32 weeks. Saw Dr today. My BP was 141/92. Got steroid shot for baby's lung. Being monitored now for preeclampsia and borderline low amniotic fluid. Dr said I'll likely deliver between 36-38 weeks. How long will baby need to stay in nicu?
The baby will be assessed clinically and then a decision regarding when the baby can go home will be made.
It is really difficult to predict, I hope that you feel well. ...Read more
Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia causes seizures. This is called "eclampsia" and is quite serious, even deadly for both mother and baby. The exact cause of these seizures is not known. The treatment is immediate delivery once the mother has been medically stabilized. Delivery can be vaginal, but is usually by c/s because of the time involved. ...Read more
Neither: There is no definite etiology known for pre-eclampsia. The predominent theory is that the placenta is a significant factor in the development of pre-eclampsia, how or why is not known. It is clear that the cure for pre-eclampsia is delivery - so something about the pregnancy is clearly involved. To further complicate the picture, about 25% of pre-eclampsia cases arise after delivery. ...Read more
Several mechanisms: Severe high blood pressure can cause the heart to perform less efficiently causing "cardiogenic pulmonary edema" and the release of chemicals which promote inflammation (cytokines) cause the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the lungs to become leaky causing "non cardiogenic pulmonary edema) both mechanisms can be at work. ...Read more
How many weeks after giving birth do you expect high blood pressure caused by preeclampsia to go back to normal?
Not known: There are many theories but know one knows for sure. Many thins probably contribute. ...Read more
What cause high blood pressure after giving birth? Not sure if I should go to the hospital. I have not been diagnosed with preeclampsia.
Post partum high BP: Even though you did not have elevated blood pressure prior to delivery, it is still possible immediately post partum to have pre-eclampsia (Pregnancy induced hypertension- PIH). If you are more than 4 weeks post partum then other causes of high blood pressure should be investigated by your MD, as you should see him/her as soon as possible. ...Read more
Preeclampsia is caused by high protein in urine. Is that caused by eating too much protein, as is too much egg, milk, etc? Please explain. Avoidable?
What could possibly cause "sparklers" in my eyes (exactly like the ones I had when I was pregnant and had preeclampsia) tubes tied, not pregnant.
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
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
My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia. What causes this and any reremedies? I know it's serious.
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
Pre-Eclampsia: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mold: This is claimed to be a cause of everything from infertility to insanity. Now pre-eclampsia. You will not be able to "prove" this in the scientific sense, but if you can find sufficient statistical correlation you may be able to convince a jury. This is a constant issue in litigation and one of the things that helps to enrich tort lawyers. ...Read more
What are ways to prove mold exposure to be the cause of pre-eclampsia toxemia complications? Http://www. Altmeds. Com/toxicitytoxemia/description
Unknown: There continues to be much research and scientific debate about the causes of preeclampsia. The web- site you note suggests toxemia and toxicity can be interchangeable---that is not true in the obstetric community. It also suggests preeclampsia may be caused by "toxins". That is an over simplification. There is no good data to prove mold exposure causes preeclampsia. ...Read more
Decreased perfusion: Oligo can be either loss of fluid or decreased production. A stressed infant will shunt oxygenated blood to more vital organs, less renal perfusion, therefore less urine produced. Anything that decreases placental perfusion can cause it (abruption or placental separation, poor implantation, vascular problems, clots, uterine abnls, etc). There are too many causes to list here, ask your ob. ...Read more
Are pre eclampsia, blood clot and AVM only cause of stroke in Pregnancy? Can I get tests done to see how likely a blood clot would develop? AVM?
Stroke in pregnancy: There are many causes of stroke in pregnancy, some unique to being pregnant. The list is quite exhaustive but include all the things that would make young people art risk. Diabetes, HTN, smoking, bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, collagen vascular disease, trauma, cardiac conditions, DVT with paradoxical emboli, hematologic malignancies, inherited disorders of connective tissue, congenital A ...Read more
Sometimes small, etc: Babies of women with preeclampsia might be smaller because they did not grow well (due to higher blood pressure) or were born early because the women needed to be delivered preterm. There are other possible effects that are known or being studied, but those are the main ones in developed nations. ...Read more
Familial: The pathogenic mechanisms underlying pre-eclampsia remain to be elucidated; however, immune maladaptation, inadequate placental development and trophoblast invasion, placental ischaemia, oxidative stress and thrombosis are all thought to represent key factors in the development of disease. Furthermore, all of these components have genetic factors that may be involved in the pathogenic changes. ...Read more