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How do doctors diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension?
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Dr. Collette Dominic
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: High blood pressure
A blood pressure over 140/90 with or without edema, excessive sudden weight gain, lab abnormalities, headache not relieved by tylenol, (acetaminophen) upper abdominal pain, vision disturbances, seizure or stroke.
The most important sign is elevated blood pressure.

In brief: High blood pressure
A blood pressure over 140/90 with or without edema, excessive sudden weight gain, lab abnormalities, headache not relieved by tylenol, (acetaminophen) upper abdominal pain, vision disturbances, seizure or stroke.
The most important sign is elevated blood pressure.
Dr. Collette Dominic
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: By monitoring BP
Pih is so common it is part of the routine screening of all ob's.
The BP is taken & urine is screened for any evidence of the disorder. If hypertension begins to show, it is treated. However, some cased come on suddenly on or near time for delivery & some require extraordinary measured for control, up to and including premature delivery to save mom's life.

In brief: By monitoring BP
Pih is so common it is part of the routine screening of all ob's.
The BP is taken & urine is screened for any evidence of the disorder. If hypertension begins to show, it is treated. However, some cased come on suddenly on or near time for delivery & some require extraordinary measured for control, up to and including premature delivery to save mom's life.
Dr. James Ferguson
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