thread: Pre-Eclampsia???

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    Brisbane
    48

    Pre-Eclampsia???

    I have had major swelling and headaches and lately i've been getting the black spots in my sight, but each time the doc checks me my bp is normal and urine is fine. They keep telling me as soon as it happens get straight to the doc/hosp but by time i get there my sight and or headache will be better or gone. I can't get there quick enough. Can these just be symptons of something else? I asked the doctors + midwives but they didn't have an answer and just keep telling me to come back in. I live 30mins from the doc and 45mins from the hospital and i don't always have transport. Should i be concerned?


  2. #2
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004
    3,303

    I would say be a little worried when i had pre-eclampsia they always asked about spots before my eyes.
    They will start to worry more if you get high BP and protien in your urine.
    At least they are keeping an eye on everything. They like to get you to the hospital just in case everything does start to go wrong. That's what happend to me.

    How many weeks pg are you ?

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    Brisbane
    48

    I'm just over 30 weeks. The bp and urine are always fine so far though. It is just getting frustrating that they want me to keep coming back in just to tell me that i'm fine, and not have another reason as to why i would have these symptons. I got the headache and spots back this afternoon again but the doc is shut and i really can't be bothered going to 45mins to hosp and pay for parking to get sent home again.
    I'll just wait and see. What other symptons did you have? If I notice anything different i'll go, but i don't know what else to watch for. I got a bit queasy before which never happens to me?
    Thanks

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004
    3,303

    I had swollen feet and hands, high BP and protien in my urine. The day they did my emergancy c-section I had a bad headache and plus 4 protein in my urine with the high BP.
    I was just over 30 weeks when mine started and I had Kimberley at 35.5 weeks.

  5. #5
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2004
    Wales, UK
    606

    When I first had Pre eclampsia I didn't have high bp or protein - the swelling was a huge give away. It starts gradually. I would definately keep a close eye on it.

    Good luck xx

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    Platinum Member

    Nov 2004
    Victoria
    857

    I had black spots and other weird things in my sight when I was pg. I was told that it was a visual migraine. Sometimes I couldn't see the computer screen and just had to go home from work. My protein reading were always normal.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2005
    Sydney
    440

    I'm wondering if you can rent BP monitors? That way you can check it yourself at home while it's happening. I hope you get an answer soon

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    BellyBelly Professional Support Panel

    Nov 2005
    QLD
    3,068

    Hi mel

    PIH can be very dangerous for both you and your baby. This may sound nasty but it can kill both of you. It is very very important that you are ckecked out EVERY time that you get the spots before your eyes.
    No one at the hospital is going to think that you are stupid for keep going to see them.
    I'm not sure iff you can rent a BP monitor but you can buy then for less that $100. Also another option it to go to the chemist thay may check your BP for you. If you do check your own BP and the reaing is 130/90 or more you need to go to the hospital. This is only a guide, for me to give you a more accurate number I would need to know what your BP has ben throught your pregnancy.

    At the moment it sounds like you are having warning signs. This does not mean that you will get PIH but it does mean that you need to keep a close watch on it.

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    BellyBelly Professional Support Panel

    Nov 2005
    QLD
    3,068

    Hi Shannon

    There is a blood test that can show if you have PIH but I don't know of anyone not showing other symptoms. I supose it is possable but it would be uncommon.