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17 weeks and headaches/high blood pressure issues

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17 weeks and headaches/high blood pressure issues

Postby gruenberg » Tue Apr 06, 2004 07:15 pm

by gruenberg (1 Posts), Tue Apr 06, 2004 07:15 pm

My daughter is 17 weeks pregnant. Though her blood pressure has been an issue (60% kidney function) this week she has begun to have nightly headaches, a rise in blood presssure unless she lays down, swelling, vision issues.

Can she potentially carry this baby to term? Is there such a thing as 5 months of bedrest?
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Re : 17 weeks and headaches/high blood pressure issues

Postby expert on call » Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:55 am

by expert on call (297 Posts), Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:55 am

I cannot really tell much from the information in the e-mail.

High blood pressure and renal problems at 17 weeks could easily develop into a serious problem.

It is important that your daughter be evaluated by a specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

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