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What is eclampsia?

What is eclampsia?

Eclampsia: Eclampsia is an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy, characterized by the appearance of tonic–clonic seizures, usually in a patient who has developed pre-eclampsia. (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are collectively called hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and toxemia of pregnancy.). ...Read more

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Eclampsia (Definition)

Seizures that occur during a woman's pregnancy or ...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 long does eclampsia last?

How long does eclampsia last?

Few minutes: Typically, eclamptic seizure lasts only a few minutes and responds to treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for eclampsia?

What are the tests for eclampsia?

Noen are specific!: This is more a clinical diagnosis. Tests that are used look for excess protein in urine, but the picture is this. Typically patients show signs of pregnancy-induced hypertension and proteinuria prior to the onset of the hallmark of eclampsia, the eclamptic convulsion. Other cerebral signs may precede the convulsion such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, and cortical blindness. This is the extreme. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of eclampsia?

So what are the symptoms of eclampsia?

Follows pre eclamsia: Eclampsia means toxemia with seizures in a pregnant woman with out any preexisting brain condition.It is avery serious condition. ...Read more

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What meds do you suggest for eclampsia?

What meds do you suggest for eclampsia?

delivery: Eclampsia is life threatening and usually requires immediate delivery by c-section in addition to aggressive treatment of the mother's hypertension and seizures. ...Read more

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If you are alone, how do you know if you have eclampsia?

Don't be: Eeclampsia is an emergent condition that requires hospitalization, delivery, and control of seizures. If you are pregnant and have risk factors for preeclampsia/eeclampsia, see an OB specialist now. To the hospital if you have headaches, visual changes, swelling (edema), nausea or vomiting, hypertension, or abdominal pain. Please don't stay alone if you gave any of these. ...Read more

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What is pre-eclampsia?

What is pre-eclampsia?

Hypertension: Pre-eclampsia is a constellation of symptoms that arise during pregnancy. It is most likely caused by substances secreted by the placenta causing damage to maternal blood vessels. As a result, blood pressure rises, protein is noted in the urine, liver enzymes may also rise. The only cure is delivery and this is indicated if symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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What is pre-eclampsia?

What is pre-eclampsia?

Pregnany condition: Pre-eclampsia is a constellation of symptoms that can occur during pregnancy . The most common symptom is high blood pressure. You can also have protein in the urine and other blood abnormalities. It can be life threatening and proceed to eclampsia (seizures). The cure is delivery. ...Read more

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What are signs of pre eclampsia ?

What are signs of pre eclampsia ?

Headache, high BP. : Headache, vision disturbance and hypertension are common. ...Read more

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How long does pre eclampsia last?

How long does pre eclampsia last?

Varies: Pre-eclampsia does not resolve until after the affected woman delivers. Then it can resolve in a few hours or a few days. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pre-eclampsia?

What are the signs of pre-eclampsia?

Preeclampsia : Preeclampsia is a disease that develops during the last 20 weeks of pregnancy. Symptoms are elevated blood pressures over 140/80, severe headaches, spots in vision, pain in right upper side, seizures. Other signs would only be detected with lab work including urine testing and liver, blood, and kidney dysfunction ...Read more

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Does pre-eclampsia have lasting effects?

No: Pre-eclampsia usually resolves without any problems once the baby is born. Occasionally you can have elevated blood pressures for a few weeks to months postpartum, especially if pre-eclampsia was severe and may need to take a short course of blood pressure medicine. Women with eclampsia or severe post-partum pre-eclampsia can very rarely have long-term neurologic complications. ...Read more

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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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Will eclampsia stop me from having a normal delivery?

Will eclampsia stop me from having a normal delivery?

No: A vaginal delivery is still possible, however, depending on you specific circumstances, you may need or be at high risk for delivery by c-section. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive cases of pre-eclampsia?

What are the chances of having consecutive cases of pre-eclampsia?

15 %: If you had a preeclampsia previously you are more prone to develop it again, compared to a mother who didn't have preeclampsia before. ...Read more

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I had pre eclampsia with my son. What are the chances I will get it again if I have another child?

25%: Pre-ecclampsia is most common with first pregnancies. Subsequent pregnancies can be complicated by pre-ecclamsia or pregnancy induced hypertension. Thankfully the risk is lower in later pregnancies and is best estimated at 25%. ...Read more

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