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preeclampcia 2 questions

what are signs other than the obvious swelling and high BP? .... i am 37 weeks and doc just did tests to see if i am ok should i call and get the results today??? i had some small signs with my 1st but the high BP is what got them to induce me

 
navywifemomkoch

Asked by navywifemomkoch at 1:55 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (5)
  • Signs and Symptoms

    Hypertension
    Swelling or Edema
    Proteinuria
    Sudden Weight Gain
    Headache
    Nausea or Vomiting
    Changes in Vision
    Racing pulse, mental confusion, heightened anxiety, trouble catching your breath
    Stomach or Right Shoulder Pain
    Lower back pain
    Hyperreflexia
    http://www.preeclampsia.org/symptoms.asp
    ali_1107

    Answer by ali_1107 at 2:34 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • blurred vision, severe headaches, protein in urine (this is the big one)
    reflect1light

    Answer by reflect1light at 2:15 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • i just got my results back today from my test because i was swelling so bad had severe headaches feeling sick often and swelling. but its not just in your lower legs and feet, it will be in your face, eyes hands wrists arms and upper legs as well.

    mine is HORRIBLE pitting very badly... but i dont have preeclampsia!!! yay
    i just have EVERY symptom of it.

    EXCEPT i do not have high blood pressure or protein in my urine.
    my dr just told me today at my appt that u must have high blood pressure in order to have pre eclampsia.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:35 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • If it were bad at the test today, you wouldn't have gone home, you would have been put in the hospital. At least, that was my experience....
    halfpint_ny

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 3:45 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • i found out I had it today and they scheduled to induce me on thursday but i would call if your really worried about it. better safe than sorry.
    mamatobe1989

    Answer by mamatobe1989 at 4:11 PM on Jan. 19, 2009