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I go to the doctor regular and im 21 weeks preg.I have chronic high blood pressure and take methyldopa twice a day..Could severe preeclamsia occur suddenly and me not know it or would there most likely be symptoms?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

High blood pressure is a risk factor for preecclampsia.
Lower extremity swelling, edema, uncontrolled blood pressure , visual problems, stomach pain nausea vomiting. Protein in the urine and other blood abnormalities.

In brief: See below

High blood pressure is a risk factor for preecclampsia.
Lower extremity swelling, edema, uncontrolled blood pressure , visual problems, stomach pain nausea vomiting. Protein in the urine and other blood abnormalities.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes, symptoms

Severe pre-eclampsia is most commonly defined by and associated with symptoms, such as headache, visual changes, and right upper abdominal pain.
Usually severe swelling also may develop.

In brief: Yes, symptoms

Severe pre-eclampsia is most commonly defined by and associated with symptoms, such as headache, visual changes, and right upper abdominal pain.
Usually severe swelling also may develop.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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