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What are the symptoms/dangers of pre-clampsia?

What are the symptoms/dangers of pre-clampsia?

Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia is the disorder of late pregnancy manifested by elevated blood pressure, increased excretion of urinary protein, and/or edema. There are other optional manifestations such as elevated liver enzymes. Preeclampsia, if left untreated, will progress to eclampsia, the hallmark thereof, is seizures. It's very important that pre-eclampsia be identified and treated promptly. ...Read more

Dr. George Kingsley III
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Eclampsia (Definition)

Eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy in which a pregnant woman suddenly and often unexpectedly has seizures. It may be life threatening. Risk factors for eclampsia in pregnant women include having high blood pressure during pregnancy and having ...Read more


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Hi, im 22 years old and pregnant currently 25 wks. Do I have pre-clampsia or gestational hypertension since my BP rised to 135/90?

Hi, im 22 years old and pregnant currently 25 wks. Do I have pre-clampsia or gestational hypertension since my BP rised to 135/90?

Possible: If blood pressure is accurately checked and confirmed to be elevated, without prior history of high blood pressure, you may have gestational hypertension. Diagnosis of preeclampsia requires detection of protein in urine in addition to high blood pressure. You should be closely monitored by your ob. ...Read more

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Im 32 weeks pregnant, and when i was voiding, i sat forward a little bit to finish urinating , and i had a sharp pain from my up pre-clampsia 2008?

Im 32 weeks pregnant, and when i was voiding, i sat forward a little bit to finish urinating , and i had a sharp pain from my up pre-clampsia 2008?

Call your OB: Could be round ligament or other, it should have nothing to do with you being pre-eclamptic in 2008, your OB should check u to make sure everything is ok and to re-assure u. ...Read more

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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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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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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