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I just gave birth by c-section due to blood pressure and severe edema. Will preeclampsia return?

I just gave birth by c-section due to blood pressure and severe edema. Will preeclampsia return?

Maybe: Pre-eclampsia can reoccur in future pregnancies but are most common in young women, advanced maternal age women, those with preexisting medical problems like high blood pressure, obese women, and those who got pregnant with fertility treatments. Preeclampsia can start in the postpartum time for some or continue with high blood pressures for several weeks after the baby is born.

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I'm almost 40yrs old, had c-section 3 1/2 months ago. Preeclampsia after birth, may be about 7 weeks pregnant again. Still nursing. What are the risks?

I'm almost 40yrs old, had c-section 3 1/2 months ago. Preeclampsia after birth, may be about 7 weeks pregnant again. Still nursing. What are the risks?

Few: Early on, there may be issues of nausea and vomiting that limit fluid intake and will lead to decreased production. Later on, the breast feeding might actually stimulate contractions. We often encourage patients in your situation to stop breast-feeding by 20-24 weeks - talk to your doctor.

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Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Trial of labor: There is no right or wrong answer. A trial of labor with timely c/section if there is inadequate progress of cervical dilatation would be a reasonable approach.

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No time soon do I plan to have baby #2 but, what are my chances of having a VBAC after a c-section due to a breech baby & Preeclampisa?

No time soon do I plan to have baby #2 but, what are my chances of having a VBAC after a c-section due to a breech baby & Preeclampisa?

Pretty good: The breech presentation is almost a sure c-section since the head is the largest body part to travel the birth canal & getting stuck is a disaster.Vaginal delivery after c-section is routine in most delivery centers but usually done with a surgical suite nearby if the need to switch to c-section becomes necessary. If your pelvic structure & baby size are normal this is likely to happen.

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My first child was delivered by emergency c-section because I had a complete abruption caused by toxemia that was not treated. I was given high doses?

My first child was delivered by emergency c-section because I had a complete abruption caused by toxemia that was not treated. I was given high doses?

Abruption: Abruption and toxemia commonly are seen together because of the high blood pressures seen in toxemia. I'm not sure what you were given high doses of but Pitocin (oxytocin) in very high doses can contribute to abruption also. Hopefully your next pregnancy will not be so complicated.

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Why my BP is high150/100 even taking BP pill after c-section due to a week before sudden preclampsia at 32 weeks gave birth at 33 weeks before no bp?

Why my BP is high150/100 even taking BP pill after c-section due to a week before sudden preclampsia at 32 weeks gave birth at 33 weeks before no bp?

Pregnancy related: You do not indicate when you delivered but if it was less than three months the elevated BP is likely related to the pre-eclampsia. It can take several months for the BP to normalize after having developed pre-ecalmpsia. The fact that you delivered at 33 weeks suggests that you BP was quite high and may even have been almost out of control. Be patien and continue your BP medication.

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Can you get preeclampsia after you deliver?

Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia can develop after delivery. It is rare and usually occurs in the first one to two weeks after delivery. The farther you are from delivery the lower the chance.

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Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Start with this link: Https://www.preeclampsia.org/health-information/faqs in the mother... It can be from bleeding, strokes, liver problems, seizures and several other mechanisms.

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Is preeclampsia associated with other medical conditions?

PREECLAMPSIA: Pregnant mothers go for checkups every month to their OB to prevent complications like hypertension, proteinuria, pedal edema, excessive weight gain, etc otherwise preeclampsia sets in and they are listed in high risk category.

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Can a person with preeclampsia and bilateral papilledema be okay?

Can a person with preeclampsia and bilateral papilledema be okay?

No.: Preeclampsia and bilateral papilledema suggest intracranial hypertension from brain edema or a stoke and prompt delivery is inidicated to avoid permanent neurologic injury or maternal death!

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I have postpardum preeclampsia and my BP is down to 115 / 75 what does this mean?

I have postpardum preeclampsia and my BP is down to 115 / 75 what does this mean?

Resolution.: 15% of pree occurs postpartum; your bps suggest gradual resolution. Your maternal-fetal medicine doctor can tell you when you are out of the woods completely. Do not drive until then!

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Why does platelets go low in preeclampsia?

Platelets...: ..Get chewed up by the inflamed blood vessels. Preeclampsia is basically an inappropriate immune reaction of mother to fetus that causes blood vessels in the mother to narrow and clog. High blood pressure and drop in platelets both result from that.

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Preeclampsia during pregnancy, what to do?

Very Important: To follow your doctor's instructions to the letter. Keep all of your appointments and be sure to let your doctor know if anything changes. Get plenty of rest, do not exert yourself.

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What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

Danger: Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It consists of retained fluids, high blood pressure and the kidneys not being able to control protein loss. Delivery is the cure. Medications can be used to stabilize the event and to gain a little lung maturation time. The greatest complication is a seizure and transient liver damage.

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What is the best treatment for preeclampsia patient?

What is the best treatment for preeclampsia patient?

Delivery: The only reeal cure for preeclampsia is delivery. We use Magnesium Sulfate to prevent seizures.

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How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

Diet & exercise: A proper diet, exercise and following the OB MD's instructions will tend to minimize the risk unless you already had either hypertension or a previous pre-eclamptic pregnancy.

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If I am feeling out of breath, could I have preeclampsia?

If I am feeling out of breath, could I have preeclampsia?

Not typical: Classic signs & symptoms of preeclampsia include swelling, especially in hands and face, protein in urine, elevated BP and possibly (w advancing, more severe forms) severe headaches, visual disturbance and right upper quadrant pain. See your doc immediately. Sob is most commonly related to normal changes in respiratory/cardiac function and weight changes-check w your doc for persistent sob, though.

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What blood tests do dr's run if they suspect preeclampsia?

What blood tests do dr's run if they suspect preeclampsia?

One of the: Best tests is to determine the protein in the urine after its collected for 24 hours. If over 300 mg then a positive test. Bloodwork to include a chemistry panel and for elevated liver enzymes blood count to check anemia and platelets. These are the routinely performed labs, good luck.

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What are the chances of getting preeclampsia in pregnancy?

What are the chances of getting preeclampsia in pregnancy?

Risk factors: First pregnancy, young age, advanced maternal age, obesity, diabetes, pre-existing hypertension, renal disease, lupus, are all risk factors.

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