Stroke/TIA's & Preeclampsia

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Stroke/TIA's & Preeclampsia

Postby kim » Wed Apr 23, 2003 09:16 pm

I'm curious to know if it is possible to have a minor stroke or TIA with preeclampsia and not know it. My bp was over 170/110 at 2 weeks postpartum during a random bp check, and I know they were probably higher the week before. I feel like I've had memory loss or that I'm "not all there" and, my right eye vision goes blurry and the right side of my face sometimes feels numb.
I also started having anxiety/panic attacks right after delivery, and so I've been attributing these symptoms to that, but my mom is concerned that I had a TIA in my sleep or something...
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Re : Stroke/TIA's & Preeclampsia

Postby expert on call » Thu Apr 24, 2003 02:48 pm

It is possible. An opthamologist can address any problems with vision. Is you blood pressure better now? If not it can be treated. Numbness in your face could be due to a TIA or to compression of the facial nerve from swelling. If the neurological symptoms are still present a neurologist can address them.

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