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I am pregnant and just diagnosed with hypertension. Can there be complication with the birth?

I am pregnant and just diagnosed with hypertension.  Can there be complication with the birth?

Management helps: A woman who develops high blood pressure during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has some different risks than one whose blood pressure becomes elevated after 20 weeks. An OB might refer either one to a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist for consultation and ultrasound studies. Those visits will help develop a plan for evaluation of the woman and fetus and for treatment and timing of delivery. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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I been diagnosed with hypertension but am not on anything for it yet can I use birth control and will it still protect me from getting pregnant?

I been diagnosed with hypertension but am not on anything for it yet can I use birth control and will it still protect me from getting pregnant?

See your doctor: Birth-control will still work if you have hypertension. Hypertension medicines don't keep birth-control pills from working. But birth control pills can make your hypertension worse. Also, the combination of hypertension and birth-control pills can increase the risk of stroke and other problems--especially if you smoke or have diabetes. Your doc knows your history and can advise. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had preclampsia in the last 2days of my pregnancy I gave birth naturally with no pain relief still suffered after with high blood pressure and 3+++ ?

I had preclampsia in the last 2days of my pregnancy I gave birth naturally with no pain relief still suffered after with high blood pressure and 3+++ ?

Symptoms: The treatment for pre-eclampsia is delivery. While that is the treatment, return to normal is never immediate. You may also be someone that has an underlying propensity for the development of hypertension. Pregnancy unmasks underlying conditions that would develop later in life. Be thankful that you and your child are fine. you may end up on long term antihypertensive meds. ...Read more

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I had twin boys about 8 months ago since i fell pregnant i had swollen feet and developed high blood pressure during my pregnancy since after i gave birth the swel;ling in my feet went away but i have noticed that after a work day my feet swell?

I had twin boys about 8 months ago since i fell pregnant i had swollen feet and developed high blood pressure during my pregnancy since after i gave birth the swel;ling in my feet went away but i have noticed that after a work day my feet swell?

Swollen ft s/p birth: Likely from the pregnancy you have venous insufficiency due to the weight of the babies . This is not uncommon after birth. Do you have visible varicose veins? That would be a similar process. Would check you blood pressure , chec kcreatinien and renal ( kidney function) make sure it has returned to normal, limit salt intake , discuss use of supportive hose with your doctor. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Fetus & mother: Fetus: slow growth & development, prematurity, death mother: kidney disease, liver disease, anemia, bleeding, seizures, coma, death. Note: most cases are mild and can be managed very effectively. Close followup is needed with your obstetrician! ...Read more

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Does pcod causes any complications when I am pregnant? Now I dont have diabetes , hypertension.

Does pcod causes any complications when I am pregnant? Now I dont have diabetes , hypertension.

PCOS: can slightly increase your risks of early termination, etc. but should be limited risk if you work closely with your doctors. ...Read more

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Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

See Cardiology, GYN: Primary pulmonary hypertension is one of the rare conditions that makes specialists in mfm and cardiology say, "don't get pregnant" some studies have shown that around half the women with it die during or shortly after pregnancy. Women should 1) see their heart specialist for regular exams and get records, 2) visit their gynecologists for birth control, 3) ask them to collaborate on care and meds. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the examples of drugs use to treat hypertension in pregnancy?

I was wondering what are the examples of drugs use to treat hypertension in pregnancy?

Rx: The favorable ones are those that have minimal harm to the fetus such as methyl-dopa. A thorough discussion with a physician is best , to discuss risks and potential harm to the child. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

Still a mystery: My OB chairman told us this about a famous hospital where pioneers in pregnancy worked and studied complications like toxemia. It was called chicago lying-in hospital; it evolved into labor and delivery of the u chicago medical center. Nearby is a row of plaques of famous researchers. There is one for the person who discovers the cause of preeclampsia. After all of these years, it is still empty. ...Read more

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How can you prevent hypertension during pregnancy?

Pregnancy HTN : There is no one way to prevent hypertension during pregnancy, but do your best to eat healthy, limit salt intake and exercise regularly throughout your pregnancy. Doing this will keep you healthy and lessen weight gain during the pregnancy and this will help to prevent hypertension. Also take prenatal vitamins! ...Read more

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What are the causes of pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the causes of pregnancy-induced hypertension?

PIH: There are four types of high blood pressure (hypertension) that can occur in pregnancy: preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension and gestational hypertension. Please see this link for complete info: http://bit.Ly/extems. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Should I be concerned about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Yes: This process can cause harm to the baby and kill the mother. It is something that should be closely managed with meds and followup. ...Read more

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Does my weight have an impact on pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Does my weight have an impact on pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Yes: Certainly, there are risk factors identified for pih (pregnancy-induced hypertension). Women at higher risk for developing pih are teens, african-american women, and those struggling with obesity. ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I have pregnancy induced hypertension?

Hypertension : Go see your primary care or obstetrician for that determination. ...Read more

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After going through pregnancy induce hypertension when can I get pregnant again?

After going through pregnancy induce hypertension when can I get pregnant again?

2 years, but depends: It depends on how high the blood pressure was, if medications was needed, etc. It's always best to wait 24 months before getting pregnant again, but this is a question for someone familiar with all the details of exactly what happened with you. that being said , there are reasons related to this that would make getting pregnant again dangerous to you, and in turn your baby. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more