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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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Eclampsia (Definition)

Seizures that occur during a woman's pregnancy or ...Read more


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Can I still have pre eclampsia with no protein in urine and blood pressure is normal. The only symptom I have is eye floaters.?

Can I still have pre eclampsia with no protein in urine and blood pressure is normal. The only symptom I have is eye floaters.?

Not really.: "preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood pressure. Even a slight increase in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications..." according to the mayoclinic. Com. I agree. Floaters are unrelated totally. ...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

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What are the signs of pre-eclampsia?

What are the signs of pre-eclampsia?

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

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Does pre-eclampsia have lasting effects?

Does pre-eclampsia have lasting effects?

No: Pre-eclampsia usually resolves without any problems once the baby is born. Occasionally you can have elevated blood pressures for a few weeks to months postpartum, especially if pre-eclampsia was severe and may need to take a short course of blood pressure medicine. Women with eclampsia or severe post-partum pre-eclampsia can very rarely have long-term neurologic complications. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive cases of pre-eclampsia?

What are the chances of having consecutive cases of pre-eclampsia?

15 %: If you had a preeclampsia previously you are more prone to develop it again, compared to a mother who didn't have preeclampsia before. ...Read more

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I had pre eclampsia with my son. What are the chances I will get it again if I have another child?

I had pre eclampsia with my son. What are the chances I will get it again if I have another child?

25%: Pre-ecclampsia is most common with first pregnancies. Subsequent pregnancies can be complicated by pre-ecclamsia or pregnancy induced hypertension. Thankfully the risk is lower in later pregnancies and is best estimated at 25%. ...Read more

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What is the first treatnent of pre-eclampsia?

What is the first treatnent of pre-eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia. . .: The only final treatment of pre-eclampsia is delivery. If a woman is within 3 weeks of term, her doctor may consider induction. If she is still early, her doctor will try to prolong the pregnancy as long as it's safe. She'll be monitored through lab tests, ultrasounds, and frequent non-stress tests (monitoring baby's heart rate). She may also receive medications to lower her blood pressure. ...Read more

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Daughter has been diagnosed with pre eclampsia. I had it also. Related?

Daughter has been diagnosed with pre eclampsia. I had it also. Related?

Sometimes: There may be a genetic factor that increases risk of pre-eclampsia, but it hasn't been identified as yet. Certainly, high blood pressure before pregnancy increases the risk of pre-eclampsia and that does run in families. ...Read more

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The likelihood of severe pre-eclampsia, and ways to avoid it before onset?

High: Your risks can be reduced by early prenatal care by an OB md and if it develops, a maternal fetal medicine specialist, nutritional counselling, and fetal non-stress testing (nst) with a biophysical profile. ...Read more

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Had a baby a week ago 5 weeks early because I had pre eclampsia. Why couldn't they wait?

Had a baby a week ago 5 weeks early because I had pre eclampsia. Why couldn't they wait?

Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia is a disease of pregnancy that progressively gets worse over time. The cure is delivery. Depending upon the symptoms and the severity of the process as well as how far pregnant a women is determines management which at times can be conservative or at times merits immediate delivery. If the process becomes severe there is risk to both the mother and the unborn fetus. ...Read more

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What are the different fetal outcomes in cases of pre-eclampsia?

What are the different fetal outcomes in cases of pre-eclampsia?

Of course.: Range: death to completely healthy infants. The main determinant is acuity of care, prompt seeking of medical care, gestational age at diagnosis and luck. ...Read more

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What causes enlargement of the liver in someone with pre-eclampsia?

What causes enlargement of the liver in someone with pre-eclampsia?

Not fully understood: Preeclampsia and eclampsia are not fully understood. Neither are fully understood laboratory changes associated with it like changes in liver enzyme levels or platelet numbers nor why sometimes the liver is enlarged or the kidneys show signs of damage and at other times they don't. Effective treatment in almost all cases is removal of the placenta, with sooner or later recovery of the patient. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a heathly pregnacy after severe pre-eclampsia?

What are the chances of having a heathly pregnacy after severe pre-eclampsia?

75% - higher on ASA!: 25-65% recurrence rates can be expected for severe pree (higher recurrence with more severely affected pregnancies and earlier onset disease) - however you can help yourself by taking 81 mg Aspirin daily preconceptionally (decreases recurrence by 15-75%). Ask your doctor if it is safe for you to take aspirin. ...Read more

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My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia. What causes this and any reremedies? I know it's serious.

My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia. What causes this and any reremedies? I know it's serious.

Pre eclampsia: The cause is unknown and there is no known treatment however, your doctor should be closely monitored for high blood pressure, protein in the urine and possible seizures. ...Read more

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Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Can pre eclampsia cause liver damage in women?

Yes - temporary.: Temporary but potentially severe liver damage can occur with severe preeclampsia and hellp syndrome. Prompt delivery and expert/intensive care are warranted in such rare cases. ...Read more

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