38 weeks pregnant an really high blood pressure what does that mean?

Seek help now. Please go see your obstetrician immediatly. Like right now. This is a potential sign of eclampsia and that is very bad.

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My wife have high blood pressure 131/96 she is 41week pregnent. Is it ok?

Pregnancy concern. There are 2 point i have to address here. First one some women have high blood pressure during pregnancy. It is controlled with medications and usually it goes away after delivery. Second point usually delivery is at 40 weeks. So if the delivery is delayed you should consult your gynecologist ASAP to see whats the problem for the delay. Read more...
NO! Normally, pregnant women tend to have LOWER than average blood pressure, so an elevated blood pressure is a cause for concern. Her B/P and urinary protein levels need close monitoring. She should let her OB know ASAP if she gets headaches or other unexplained symptoms. Also, b/c she's past her due date, baby's size & health of the baby & placenta need to be monitored. Best wishes to all! Read more...

From the symtoms listed below what could possibly be the most likely causes my girlfriend & I just found out shes pregnet but shes exspirencing a ringing in both her ears, dizzyness, sweating, allmost past out. She has a history of high blood pressure. 39

She . She needs to be examined immediately by a doctor if she is having ringing in her ears, dizziness, diaphoresis (sweating), and almost passing out and has a history of high blood pressure. She needs to be examined immediately as she is pregnant. She should not drive herself. Please have her evaluated immediately by a doctor. Read more...

Please explain what it means when you have severely high blood pressure and high white blood?

Separate issues. It means (as you know) that your BP is elevated. The high white count usually suggests an infection unless it is very severely elevated (>20,000) which can indicate a hematologic issue. The 2 problems are not usually related unless you happen to have an infection in your kidney or brain. In either case, there would be lots of symptoms pointing in those directions. Read more...

What does it mean to have high blood pressure? Since blood pressure fluctuates all day, how is it correctly disgnosed?

PERSISTENTLY high. You're right, blood pressure (BP) varies. But Hypertension is the condition characterized by PERSISTENTLY high BP. Screening is performed by recording BP> 140/90 mmHg after 5 min in a quiet dark room. (Pre-hypertension at 120/80). Normally, 5 min of rest will lower the BP to its lowest value. In hypertension, the BP is consistently elevated throughout the day. Ambulatory BP monitoring can confirm. Read more...