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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia = blood poisoning by toxins. Toxemia is also a name for preeclampsia ( ^'ed blood pressure, albuminuria ...Read more


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13 weeks pregnant headache for 3 days doc says not to worry but i am, isn't that preeclampsia?

13 weeks pregnant headache for 3 days doc says not to worry but i am, isn't that preeclampsia?

Unlikely: Headaches are super common in pregnancy. Most often due to not drinking enough. Also due to hormone changes. Drink until your urine is clear, try some tylenol (acetaminophen). If you were someone who had migraines b4 pregnancy, you may need to consult a headache specialist to discuss headache mngmt in pregnancy. Preeclampsia very rare at 13 weeks. Need protein in urine and possibly prob w/ liver or blood too. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux, lower stomach cramps, headache be preeclampsia?

Can acid reflux, lower stomach cramps, headache be preeclampsia?

Unlikely: Preeclampsia, the state before eclampsia, which is seizures in pregnancy, is diagnosed as mild or severe. Mild depends soley on bp, greater than 140/90, or not pre-existing before 20 weeks, and proteinuria. Severe needs the mild conditions, then adds either a higher bp, more protein, visual changes, and headache, with a few others, but elevated BP is required. ...Read more

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My sister has a pheochromocytoma. I've had pancreatitis, cholecystitis, ulcers and a kidney stone, preeclampsia, cluster headaches.Could this be pheo?

My sister has a pheochromocytoma. I've had pancreatitis, cholecystitis, ulcers and a kidney stone, preeclampsia, cluster headaches.Could this be pheo?

No: In 1961 Sipple described a combination of a pheochromocytoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma and parathyroid adenoma, the MEN syndrome. Unless the kidney stones are related to parathyroid disease, your symptoms are GB stones and secondary pancreatitis. You do not have the classic signs of a Pheo which would have to be confirmed on abdominal scan and show presence of serum epinephrine derivatives . ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks pregnant and scared I've got or going to get pre-eclampsia. I have perfect blood pressure, but I get headaches and tightness in hands. ?

I'm 34 weeks pregnant and scared I've got or going to get pre-eclampsia.
I have perfect blood pressure, but I get headaches and tightness in hands. ?

You do have a OB MD?: If you ate currently being treated by a OB MD who is rendering prenatal care, then his/her evaluation will be of great importance. Please let him/her know of your headaches/hand tightness and be reassured that your OB MD will let you know if pre eclampsia is in the offing ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

Until you deliver: The high blood pressure associated with preeclampsia will cause the swelling in the feet and ankles that will usually go away sometime after the baby is born, not before. Congrats on your upcoming birth and hang in there. ...Read more

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How long do flashing lights last with preeclampsia?

How long do flashing lights last with preeclampsia?

Danger sign: Flashing lights are a worrisome sign if pre=eclampsia. This suggests brain swelling, and should be reported to your dr immediately. ...Read more

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How long can preeclampsia last after giving birth?

Up to 6 weeks: 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 ...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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Found out I'm pregnant. I think I'm 3 weeks. One ankle and foot is more swollen. I had a headache earlier. Went away. Should I go to er? Preclampsia

Found out I'm pregnant. I think I'm 3 weeks.  One ankle and foot is more swollen. I had a headache earlier.  Went away. Should I go to er? Preclampsia

No!: You should team up with an obstetrician who will help monitor you and your fetus throughout your pregnancy. You can also at about six months think about choosing a pediatrician. ...Read more