When should I become concerned

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When should I become concerned

Postby georgie » Tue Sep 14, 2004 07:25 pm

I went to the doctor yesterday and my BP was 142/70. Normal for me is usually about 118 or 120/68 or 70. My doc is having me come back in a week to recheck my BP - and if it's higher he's going to start me on meds. At what reading should I become concerned? Do people's BP's fluctuate at times, or does it look like I'm on the road to pre-e? He said that all my urine tests have been perfect to date. By the way, I'm 23 weeks and 5 days.

Please advise.
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Re : When should I become concerned

Postby expert on call » Mon Oct 25, 2004 08:27 pm

It is appropriate that your doctor is concerned. Concern is the correct word - not panic. This could be the first sign of a potential problem. On the other hand it could be months before your BP rises further.

• Follow-up with your doctor
• Tell him or her of abdominal pain, headache, nausea and vomiting
• Keep up with the baby moving
• Ask about your baby's growth


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