Is It Okay To Get Pregnant Again After Experiencing Preeclampsia?
Greetings Doctor, my name is Vivi, aged 32 years, I had preeclampsia in my 2nd pregnancy, 27 weeks of pregnancy, because high blood pressure and protein in the urine reached +4, after surgery my baby died, and after a month I had a mild stroke, can I get pregnant again?
Hello, Vivianti. Thank you for your question for HealthReplies.com.
Preeclmasia is a complication in pregnancy, which is characterized by high blood pressure, accompanied by signs of organ damage, such as kidney damage seen from high levels of protein in the patient's urine, or in medical language it is called proteinuria. The cause of preeclampsia is still not known with certainty. In women with preeclampsia, there is a disruption in the growth and development of the placental blood vessels. These blood vessels become smaller and narrower, so that the amount of blood that is flowed is not perfect. Symptoms that can arise in preeclampsia include; blood pressure when pregnant reaches 140/90 or more, headache, shortness of breath, decreased urine output, visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, swelling of the legs, liver problems, decreased platelet count, and protein in the urine (proteinuria) . To make a diagnosis of preeclampsia, a supportive history and protein in the urine is needed.
Stroke is a condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, due to blockage or rupture of brain blood vessels. Symptoms that can arise in a stroke include; the face looks asymmetrical, one arm or leg numb, slurred speech, nausea, vomiting, headaches, decreased consciousness, difficulty swallowing, balance disorders, and visual disturbances. Stroke after birth, can be caused by high blood pressure during pregnancy and childbirth.
Basically, preeclampsia occurs only during pregnancy, and resolves after birth. However, the preeclampsia that you suffer from during pregnancy and minor strokes after childbirth, does not rule out the two things will happen again, when you are pregnant again. If you are planning to get pregnant again, then your pregnancy is included in the category of risky pregnancy, you should consult directly with a Gynecologist, so that physical examinations, laboratory examinations, uterine organ examinations with supporting tools can be done, get education about future pregnancies and appropriate treatment. with your condition.
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