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Sparkles temporarily in my field of vision? 38 weeks pregnant

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Go to ER!!!

You may be experiencing preeclampsia symptoms (scotomata).
Please have someone drive you to the emergency room (or call 911) as soon as possible, as you may require expert care to avoid complications! best of luck!

In brief: Go to ER!!!

You may be experiencing preeclampsia symptoms (scotomata).
Please have someone drive you to the emergency room (or call 911) as soon as possible, as you may require expert care to avoid complications! best of luck!
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Time to call OB/L&D

Seeing flashes of light can be associated with eye problems or high blood pressure.
In pregnancy it can be associated with preeclampsia also. At 38 wk or whenever symptoms occur, obs want to be told asap. A physical exam and evaluation of blood pressure and tests can help determine what's occurring. Monitoring of the baby and evaluation of expectant mom on labor and delivery is often recommended.

In brief: Time to call OB/L&D

Seeing flashes of light can be associated with eye problems or high blood pressure.
In pregnancy it can be associated with preeclampsia also. At 38 wk or whenever symptoms occur, obs want to be told asap. A physical exam and evaluation of blood pressure and tests can help determine what's occurring. Monitoring of the baby and evaluation of expectant mom on labor and delivery is often recommended.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Visual changes can be a symptom of severe pre-eclampsia which is a potentially life-threatening condition of the third trimester of pregnancy. Prompt medical attention must be sought.
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