13 Weeks and HBP...

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13 Weeks and HBP...

Postby 1sttimemommy26 » Tue Mar 04, 2003 07:41 am

I just went in for a monthly checkup yesterday and they told me my blood pressure was high (150/80) when I usually run about 120/70. They told me to come back in a week to have it checked again. I have had a few headaches off and on, and a few times when my vision gets spotty (like I usually get with migrain headaches, but this few times I don't get the migraine). Could I already have preeclampsia so early?? What can be done this early? Should I call my doctor and tell him about the other symptoms or wait until my appointment next Monday? This is my first pregnancy and this is making me very nervous.

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Re : 13 Weeks and HBP...

Postby expert on call » Tue Mar 04, 2003 09:36 am

Preeclampsia usually is not called that until after the 20th week and if your blood pressure is 140/90 on two separate occasions over 6 hours apart, and if you are spilling protein (when they have you pee and dip the stick in the urine--that is what that is checking for) at 2+.

How far along are you?

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Re : 13 Weeks and HBP...

Postby expert on call » Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:52 am

Hello. Thanks for answering my question below. I was going to respond back in my first message, but I couldn't figure out how...topic locked, whatever that means. I am 13 weeks along today.

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