High Blood Pressure And High Hb At 21 Weeks Gestation?

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Doctor, I want to ask: u003cbr u003eI am a 24-year-old woman, I have never had a history of high blood pressure. I am currently pregnant, my first trimester is normal, but when I entered the second trimester, my blood pressure was high 140/70 with the results of my Hb lab test 17.2, currently at 21 weeks of pregnancy. Please help, thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Indah, thank you for asking.


The condition you are experiencing is called preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition in which there is hypertension (blood pressure above or equal to 140/90 mmHg), protein in the urine, and sometimes accompanied by an increase in liver enzymes. The exact cause of preeclampsia is unknown. Preeclampsia may occur in every pregnant woman, but it is more common in the first pregnancy. There are two degrees of preeclampsia, which is mild and severe. Preeclampsia occurs at more than 20 weeks' gestation.


Preeclampsia causes symptoms of headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, swelling in the legs, and changes in the quantity and quality of urine. The condition of preeclampsia is a high-risk condition that must receive routine treatment from a midwifery doctor. The doctor will routinely perform antenatal examinations and perform blood sample checks in the lab. The treatment will be adjusted to the conditions of each individual. You must routinely control your doctor, because if not controlled, preeclampsia can continue to become eclampsia, a condition where pregnant women experience seizures. Eclampsia is very fatal risk for both mother and fetus. Therefore, do not underestimate the preeclampsia. Discuss properly with the doctor who treats you.


Hopefully this information can be useful. Regards.

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