A pulse of 120 can not predict Pre-eclampsia


Q: Hello I'm 4-6 weeks pregnant And I have a pulse of 120 bpm... Why would this be? And with my Previous pregnancy I had preeclamsia could this be atartin again so soon?


A:   A pulse of 120 is not uncommon and should not be the only factor when considering your health status.  An irregular pulse is more worrisome then a regular pulse and other symptoms associated with your pulse such as chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting, dizziness should urge you to see a doctor sooner.
Preeclampsia does not present till much later in pregnancy and can not be predicted by your current pulse.
I would continue to monitor things and see your doctor sooner if any other symptoms develop otherwise a regular follow up in 1-2 weeks should be sufficient.

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