by expert on call (297 Posts), Sun Apr 13, 2003 10:28 pm
The definition of preeclampsia depends on protein in the urine. So yes--PIH becomes preeclampsia when sufficient protein in the urine is noted.
Preeclampsia can develop slowly or very quickly, and it is not unusual for someone with high blood pressure to hear a lot of different opinions as to why she is having problems. In addition, there are many different ideas on how to treat preeclampsia. Some doctors treat high blood pressure with medications, others will not. I expect that at some point your blood pressure will become worse and require admission to the hospital, possibly even getting so bad that your doctor will recommend delivery. This is not an unusual course for the disease.
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