by expert on call (297 Posts), Tue Jun 24, 2003 04:37 pm
This sounds very much like preeclampsia. It is unusual to have blood pressure and swelling without protein in the urine, but the overall picture is very concerning. Your doctor may want to do a urine collection for 24 hours to detect protein over a longer time period. This is much more accurate at diagnosing preeclampsia than the dipstick urines done in the office. It also may be necessary for you to be started on a blood pressure medication. Ulcerative colitis does not have any specific relationship to preeclampsia that we know of, so it is likely not a factor here.
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