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Signs Of Preeclampsia At 39 Weeks
39 weeks pregnant been haveing a headache for about 5 days on right side, went to hospital and I don't have preeclampsia what else could it be?
Headaches, high BP: 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
Lots: There are several signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. These can include high blood pressure, protein in the urine, visual disturbances, headaches, low platelets, elevated liver function tests, kidney failure, or fetal growth restriction. It is important to remember that these symptoms can occur in other conditions and none of these alone means you necessarily have preeclampsia. ...Read more
I'm 11 weeks and was told I was showing sign of preeclampsia. Is this possible this early? I went to the doctors recently for a check up on my pregnancy. I'm 11 weeks now and having major concerns about my health. I was diagnosed with sinus arrhythmia and w
Hello.: Hello. My understanding is that preeclampsia is defined as the new onset of elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine after 20 weeks of gestation. It often develops during the second half of a pregnancy or up to 6 weeks after the birth. It may be detected through blood pressure elevation and evaluation of blood/urine in the early stages. If you feel that nurse is being less than professional and the doctor is not willing to address it; you can talk to the medical facility's patient contact representative who is there to assist with this type of situation. I am sorry, I don't have a recommendatio for the urine sample problem. Congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more
Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia is a disease that develops during the last 20 weeks of pregnancy. Symptoms are elevated blood pressures over 140/80, severe headaches, spots in vision, pain in right upper side, seizures. Other signs would only be detected with lab work including urine testing and liver, blood, and kidney dysfunction ...Read more
Pregnancy high BP: Preeclampsia (also called "toxemia") is a triad of findings (high blood pressure, swelling, and protein in the urine) usually seen in the third trimester of pregnancy. Typically seen in first pregnancies, younger pregnant women, multiple pregnancies, and other risk factors, pre-eclampsia can lead to serious complications. Treatment: bedrest or hospitalization. Cure: delivery. ...Read more
Bedrest: Preeclampsia is most common in first pregnancies, younger and older mothers, multiple gestations and women whose mother had preeclampsia. Women who already have high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease are also at increased risk. Exercise and eat a healthy well balanced diet before and during your pregnancy. ...Read more
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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! ...Read more
Pre eclampsia: If you have had pre eclampsia before you should find a high risk obstetrician to help you with your second baby. Good luck! ...Read more
Its the same!: It would be the continuation of the same preeclampsia! ...Read more
Sister has been incredibly sick- high BP and symptoms of preeclampsia. Will they take the baby early?
Yes: If she has preeclampsia, the treatment is delivery. ...Read more
I'm planning to get preggy again after 2011 severe preeclampsia stillbirth. But im afraid it will happen again. Any advise? Please help
It could please: Discuss with your OB and a peri-natologist. ...Read more
I have preeclampsia 2011 im fat that year my baby is stillbirth 6 months and I was planning to have a baby next 2014 will it happen again?
You should see: Your obgyn and have some testing done before and see a perinatologist as soonas u get pregnant as u will need close following as u would be more at risk to get it again esp if it was severe enough to cause a still birth and u need to make sure u do not have any chronic hypertension now. ...Read more
Lastyear I had preeclampsia with my 1st child at19thweek. Baby died inside of me at d week of 27th. Now we r planning. Tell me will I have itagain?
I have preeclampsia 2011 and stillbirth 6 months. What test should should be done before I get pregnan to tell if im going to have preeclampsia again?
Please make an appt: To see your OB as your OB has your old records or can get them, and can refer you to a perinatologist for a consult before you get pregnant and based on your health and your previous pregnancy they will order any appropriate testing, but they will not be able to predict with certainty one way or the other if u will definitetly get it again but just from your hx u are at higher risk to get it again. ...Read more
Born 3mths. Premature. I had kidney issues up until age 6. I was on kidney meds but grew out of it. I'm 26&want babies. What's my chance of Preeclampsia?
Depends: If your kidney function is totally normal (tests can be done to check this) and you have no blood pressure issues at all, then the chance of getting preeclampsia should be about the same as that of the general population, which is approximately 15%. See your doctor to have kidney function and blood pressure assessed before you start trying to get pregnant. ...Read more
Vision changes, HA: 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
Risk of bleeding!: 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
Familial: The pathogenic mechanisms underlying pre-eclampsia remain to be elucidated; however, immune maladaptation, inadequate placental development and trophoblast invasion, placental ischaemia, oxidative stress and thrombosis are all thought to represent key factors in the development of disease. Furthermore, all of these components have genetic factors that may be involved in the pathogenic changes. ...Read more