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Can gestational hypertension turn into preeclampsia, later on?
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: OB hypertension
Hypertension in pregnancy can lead "pre-eclampsia" as it is one of the components which also include a syndrome of elevated blood platelets, pedal edema, and decreased kidney filtration etc.
You will need to be examined more frequently by your OB md during this pregnancy.

In brief: OB hypertension
Hypertension in pregnancy can lead "pre-eclampsia" as it is one of the components which also include a syndrome of elevated blood platelets, pedal edema, and decreased kidney filtration etc.
You will need to be examined more frequently by your OB md during this pregnancy.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: GHTN > PreE > Severe
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

In brief: GHTN > PreE > Severe
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
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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