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What are the symptoms of preeclampsia?

What are the symptoms of preeclampsia?

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

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more


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How long on average do the symptoms of preeclampsia, hypertension and protien in urine take to go away completely after birth?

How long on average do the symptoms of preeclampsia, hypertension and protien in urine take to go away completely after birth?

Post-eclampsia Elert: Usually signs of preaclampsia disappear 1-2 wks after birth. If you have symptoms persisting beyond delivery, it would be called post aclampsia, which should be viewed seriously for potential of complications such as hypertension, seizures and kidney disease. Besides your BP, your OB doctor may want to test your blood for platelets (for clotting ability), urine and BP and you may benefit from meds ...Read more

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For high blood pressure and other symptoms of preeclampsia, what can I do to prolong the pregnancy?

For high blood pressure and other symptoms of preeclampsia, what can I do to prolong the pregnancy?

High blood pressure: For high blood pressure anything that you can do to lower your blood pressure will help. Things such as lying in bed, relaxing, remaining calm will help, in addition avoiding salty foods and those with caffeine will also help. The only treatment for preeclampsia is to deliver the baby before other symptoms develop. ...Read more

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What causes rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other symptoms of preeclampsia?

What causes rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other symptoms of preeclampsia?

Not known: There are many theories but know one knows for sure. Many thins probably contribute. ...Read more

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Can procardia (nifedipine) mask preeclampsia if you take it for ptl and start having symptoms of preeclampsia once med is stopped, such as abdominal pain & nausea?

Can procardia (nifedipine) mask preeclampsia if you take it for ptl and start having symptoms of preeclampsia once med is stopped, such as abdominal pain & nausea?

Abdo pain and nausea: Are more symptomatic of premature labor, you should be asking this ? To your OB doc. The most common symptom of pre- eclamp is elevated BP along with other signs, u need to call your OB as you may need to get back on it or a diff med if u are still early and it is easy to get your BP checked. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for people that had preeclampsia did you know before the doctor told you what were some of your symptoms?

Only one: The only symptom you can detect on your own is swelling in the legs but not all swelling is due to preeclampsia. The other symptoms are: hyperreflexia, protein in the urine, and high blood pressure. You can't detect these very easily on your own. ...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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