How Long Can The Effects Of Preeclampsia Disappear?
I previously had a baby and had to be born at 33w. a month after that thank God the blood pressure returned to normal. it is now 2 months after delivery but the leg is swollen to the knee (unusually swollen) is still there and the urine is still foamy (protein + 3). usually when the effects of preeclampsia will disappear?
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Swelling in the legs and protein in the urine after childbirth in patients with preeclampsia during pregnancy generally disappears 1 week postpartum, but if the complaint is still felt to be prolonged, then there may be prolonged consequences for the body due to preeclampsia, such as heart problems. or kidney problems.
Because of the consequences that can occur after experiencing preeclampsia during pregnancy and these consequences can be bad for the long term, it is advisable to continue to exercise control with obstetricians during the puerperium (40 days postpartum) and can also after the puerperium if complaints settled for further examination whether there is damage to the organ in the organs at high risk of side effects from this disease. If deemed necessary, your obstetrician may also treat you together with a specialist in internal medicine to maximize the therapy needed and to overcome your complaints.
In the meantime, continue to follow the therapy given by your obstetrician and exercise regular control of the doctor. Also make sure you get adequate fluid and nutritional intake every day. You are also encouraged to continue breastfeeding and take care of your child as usual until there is another suggestion from your doctor.
I hope this helps.