What were your symptoms of preeclampsia or eclampsia?
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What are the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia and eclampsia?
Most women with mild preeclampsia do not have any symptoms. The hallmark
signs, as mentioned previously, are the presence of protein in the urine and
elevated blood pressure.
Swelling of the feet,
legs, and hands is also common,
but this can occur in normal pregnancy and is not necessarily related to
preeclampsia. Women with preeclampsia may experience sudden weight gain over 1
Other symptoms and signs that can occur with severe preeclampsia are
headaches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, vision changes, changes
in reflexes, altered mental state, fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), and a
decrease in urine output. Symptoms of eclampsia include those of
preeclampsia along with the development of seizures. When seizures occur, they
are most often preceded by neurologic symptoms like headache and vision
disturbances. Women with severe preeclampsia may have a reduced platelet count
Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia go away within 1 to 6 weeks after delivery
of the baby.