by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Tue May 04, 2004 08:20 pm
Welcome. I am so sorry for your experience. You are in that rare % that get PE after delivery. And just because it doesn't happen as often doesn't mean that it doesn't happen or that you don't need to be just as viligent. Most of the time if post partum PE happens it will happen within the 1st few weeks after delivery but, it can happen up to 6wks post partum. The thing to be aware of is your symptoms which include headaches, visual disturbances, pain in the upper right quadrant, pain in the shoulder area, hyperreflexia etc. You don't have to have all of the symptoms. But, I agree your doc should be taking hyperreflexia more seriously. When is your appt? Ask the doc about a referral to a neurologist. It is something that should resolve itself and if it is not, it would be good to find out why. Take care. Keep us updated. I'm curious as to what the doc says.
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