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Thank you Ms.Anne

Postby kay » Wed Apr 23, 2003 00:00 am

by kay (5 Posts), Wed Apr 23, 2003 00:00 am

Dear Ms.Anne

Thank you so much for the explanation. It really is very scary. Every single minute is filled with tension even though we don't show it before her. No one knows the real reason except my dad, my brother in law & me. We live in Tiruppur, Coimbatore District, in the State of Tamil Nadu, INDIA. In our area, my relatives & my sis's in laws all blong to the village, hence a light revealation of the seriousness of the situation will bring disastrous effects. That might not prove good for my sister.

She is admitted in the Kovai Medical Care Hospital, Coimbatore commonly known as KMCH, under the care of one Ms.ShanthaKumari, gyno. My sister's name is Ms.Anusuya Rayvathi. I would like to know if there are specialists for treating preeclampsia. They are scanning her today.

In preeclampsia affected pregnancy, are there any maximum no. of days the baby cld be allowed inside the womb?...or does it depend on the situation?..

Yesterday, her BP was constant. There was no variation. She is adviced not to walk, talk, & read. Would talking & reading affect a person's BP?. I would like to know. She loves reading.

on 22.04.2003. she was scanned, the doctor told us that the baby has gained in weight 4.46lbs. earlier it was 3.5lbs. She also told us that the edema in the face has slightly increased but the baby is quite nromal & we will wait for some more time.. I am scared Anne... she still has not disclosed to us that my sister has preeclampsia. she is rarely found in the hospital too.. only 4hours does she stay in the hospital.. I would like to get the opinion of an expert.


with best rgds
Kay


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Re : Thank you Ms.Anne

Postby expert on call » Fri Apr 25, 2003 09:34 am

by expert on call (297 Posts), Fri Apr 25, 2003 09:34 am

From this amount of information, it is difficult to tell how sick your sister is. It is a good thing that she is in hospital. It also suggests that she is fairly ill.

When is her due date? How high are her blood pressures? There are many good medical centers in India, but I am not familiar with this area of the country.

The average length of time from diagnosis to delivery for a woman with preeclampsia is two weeks. This really depends on the woman. Some women can be kept safely pregnant for several weeks and deliver at term.

I have never heard of talking or reading being restricted. Perhaps they just want to keep her quiet and unstressed.

We have forwarded your message to colleagues who are more familiar with India.

The most important thing is that you be sure that after the delivery of the baby you watch to make sure she is losing the swelling. One week postpartum (after delivery) is when she is most at risk of having a seizure but anytime from delivery out to six weeks she should be under watch to be sure she is recovering.

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Re : Thank you Ms.Anne

Postby expert on call » Fri Apr 25, 2003 07:12 pm

by expert on call (297 Posts), Fri Apr 25, 2003 07:12 pm

A baby of this size would do well in most centers in the United States. It would do well in many centers in India, but not necessarily all.

I would not expect changes in environment or diet or lifestyle to reduce the BP. Medications could reduce the BP in some cases, but the physicians on hand need to determine how aggressively they can treat her and be safe. Magnesium sulfate might be appropriate if available.

It is good that she is in the hospital and that the baby and mother are being watched constantly. She certainly sounds as if she has preeclampsia.

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