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What symptoms appear when your blood pressure spikes from preeclampsia?

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Dr. Collette Dominic
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Headache

The most common signs of blood pressure elevation is headache that does not resolve with tylenol, (acetaminophen) vision disturbances, excessive swelling and general not feeling well.

In brief: Headache

The most common signs of blood pressure elevation is headache that does not resolve with tylenol, (acetaminophen) vision disturbances, excessive swelling and general not feeling well.
Dr. Collette Dominic
Dr. Collette Dominic
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eclampsia

Your ankles swell, you get protein in your urine, and, if untreated, it progresses to eclampsia with convulsions.
It's harmful to both mother and baby.

In brief: Eclampsia

Your ankles swell, you get protein in your urine, and, if untreated, it progresses to eclampsia with convulsions.
It's harmful to both mother and baby.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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