by expert on call (297 Posts), Thu Oct 28, 2004 09:06 am
The question of whether or not preeclampsia is present can be difficult since hypertension and proteinuria are required to make the diagnosis. To the best of my knowledge, there is no evidence in the obstetric literature that there is lasting damage to the kidneys with preeclampsia. There can be abnormalities picked up in fancy testing as long as 6 months after delivery until the effects of the pregnancy are gone. You should do well, and your story is similar to others that we see while in the quandary over whether there is enough evidence of preeclampsia to risk a premature delivery.
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