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Today i was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at the er. I am only 11 weeks pregnant. How is it possible to have at only 11 weeks?

Today i was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at the er. I am only 11 weeks pregnant. How is it possible to have at only 11 weeks?

It is not: By definition preeclampsia can not be diagnosed until after 20 weeks so something is not correct. Perhaps the doctor meant that you had high blood pressure which coincidentally is present when you are pregnant. Schedule a visit and let your obgyn help sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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


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26 weeks pregnant: blood pressure - 123/70. Is this within range? At what point do I need to worry about pre-eclampsia?

26 weeks pregnant: blood pressure - 123/70.  Is this within range?  At what point do I need to worry about pre-eclampsia?

140/90: The blood pressure criteria for pre-eclampsia is 140/90 however a diagnosis also requires protein in the urine. Nevertheless having high blood pressure alone is also associated with complications so you make sure you continue to consult w/ your OB. ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks pregnant and i just had my steroid injection ill be travelling by air at 30 weeks is this safe. I have a history of pre eclampsia?

I am 28 weeks pregnant and i just had my steroid injection ill be travelling by air at 30 weeks is this safe. I have a history of pre eclampsia?

Preterm labor: Physicians generally reserve steroids for high-risk pregnancies and those at risk for preterm labor before 34 weeks. If you received steroids, you might be considered high-risk and therefore may want to reconsider traveling unless you have access to a hospital capable of caring for high-risk mothers and newborns. ...Read more

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I had eclampsia on my first pregnancy. Delivery on 35 weeks, my baby girl dead after 5days delivery. What causes dead n what d best week to delivery?

Abruption: Most likely cause of fetal death in the setting of hypertension is an abruption where a part or all of the placenta shears away from uterus due to high blood pressure. When baby loses placenta, baby loses oxygen and can't live for very long after that. Best is to be monitored closely in next pregnancy and have frequent blood pressure checks, understand signs/symptoms and possibly medication. ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant with pre-eclampsia. Blood pressure is averaging 140/100. On lebetalol 600mg 2x a day. Ob just added hydralazine. How long to work?

27 weeks pregnant with pre-eclampsia. Blood pressure is averaging 140/100. On lebetalol 600mg 2x a day. Ob just added hydralazine. How long to work?

Pre-eclampsia : Most medications for blood pressure should take effect within a 24 hr period but realize that it is important to monitor your blood pressure over time and not just spot measurements. Some people may be resistant to some medications but you are on the correct regimen. Continue to take them as prescribed and it would be helpful to keep a daily log for your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.

Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to  prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.

Pregnancy and BP: Pre-eclampsia features protein in the urine and high blood pressure. Atenolol is a very good BP lowering medication but is not a first choice medication in pregnancy. Labetalol is safer. Preventing pre-eclampsia requires careful diet, low salt, rest, and low stress. Talk to your obstetrician about taking aspirin also. Don't take any medication without OB clearance. ...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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Symptoms of pre-eclampsia and how serious it is in pregnancy?

Symptoms of pre-eclampsia and how serious it is in pregnancy?

Preeclampsia.: The typical symptoms of preeclampsia are: nausea/vomiting, visual changes (scotomata), headache, right upper (liver) abdominal pain, photosensitivity, swelling and decreased fetal activity (especially if the fetus is too small). If untreated (delivery, magnesium sulfate), it can lead to eclampsia (epileptic seizures), pulmonary edema, stroke, blindness (temporary), placental abruption, fetal death. ...Read more

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How do I lower bp after pregnancy? Already on meds. And why is it still up? No pre eclampsia but bp did start to creep up at end.

How do I lower bp after pregnancy? Already on meds. And why is it still up? No pre eclampsia but bp did start to creep up at end.

Tincture of Time: Persistent hypertension is fairly common after delivery with pregnancy induced hypertension. It usually resolves after pregnancy. How soon is somewhat variable; anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months. Stay on your medications and keep your appointments. When your blood pressure starts to drop, your doc will probably take you off blood-pressure medications. Best wishes! ...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