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What can cause high blood pressure in a female who was perfectly fine before pregnancy?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Pre-eclampsia maybe
There is a disease of pregnancy called pre-eclampsia or toxemia.
It is described as occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy and it often involves elevated blood pressure (BP) & protein in the urine. This is the most worrisome condition which would be considered as a reason for elevated bp. However elevated BP may be related to other causes also, however it most certainly requires medical assessment.

In brief: Pre-eclampsia maybe
There is a disease of pregnancy called pre-eclampsia or toxemia.
It is described as occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy and it often involves elevated blood pressure (BP) & protein in the urine. This is the most worrisome condition which would be considered as a reason for elevated bp. However elevated BP may be related to other causes also, however it most certainly requires medical assessment.
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
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Dr. Xin-Nong Li
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many reasons
Like genetic, body mass, emotional affect, drugs, etc.

In brief: Many reasons
Like genetic, body mass, emotional affect, drugs, etc.
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
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Dr. Liza Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Preeclampsia?
Preeclampsia is the most common cause of elevated blood pressure in the latter part of pregnancy.
It is especially concerning if your blood pressure rise is associated with headache, vision changes, or nausea and vomiting. See your doctor for evaluation.

In brief: Preeclampsia?
Preeclampsia is the most common cause of elevated blood pressure in the latter part of pregnancy.
It is especially concerning if your blood pressure rise is associated with headache, vision changes, or nausea and vomiting. See your doctor for evaluation.
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