by expert on call (297 Posts), Thu Aug 26, 2004 03:58 pm
What is your BP now? If it was 187/118, this is severe hypertension. It is dangerous. If it has come down, it will go up again. Headaches are serious; abdominal pain is serious.
Your brown urine could be dehydration. But it could represent blood in the urine. If it is blood - this is very serious. They can test with a dipstick.
You have severe hypertension (187/118). Technically, you do not have preeclampsia - your protein is < 300 mg/24 hours. BUT - you have severe hypertension and you will have more proteinuria. With 2+, the 24 hr urine WILL be high. 2+ is certainly preeclampsia!!
How is you baby? growth on US? NST? fetal movement?
What to do:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ If BP is as high as this reading (or even close) you need to be in the hospital on on MgSO4.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ If the brown urine is blood, you need to be in the hospital.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Bad headaches, nausea and vomiting or abdominal pain are serious.
So - you need to be in the HOSPITAL. Ask to be seen at a hospital with an NICU. If all else fails, just go the the L&D at the local hospital that has an NICU. ***** is in Lebanon. University Centers are always good when you are sick. Take care of this today.
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