I am 16 weeks pregnant, my dr has said I have pregnancy induced hypertension.
Patient :I am 16 weeks pregnant, my dr has said I have pregnancy induced hypertension as my blood pressure was 178/114 when I seen her Monday. she put me in the hospital and found .2 protein in my urine. What do you think is causing the protein in my urine? I didn't have any infections. Is that a lot of protein in the urine? Do you think its early sings of preecamplisa? I have been having headaches and very lower back hurting too. my blood pressure goes up and down. some times its 138/85 or better or worse.
Symptoms: Lower back hurting, blood pressure going up and down, headaches. .2 protein in urine.
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
As per definition two reading of blood pressure 6hrs apart if more than 140/90 mm Hg then it's known as gestational hypertension and if there are proteins in urine even 1+, then this is pre-eclampsia and hence you become a high-risk pregnancy where your blood pressure has to be controlled with labetalol tabs and should be managed sooner and maintained less than 140/90 mm Hg.
The signs of headaches, nausea, epigastric pain and blurring of vision are signs of impending eclampsia and hence you have to be really careful hence. You should be hospitalised and started on antihypertensives sooner else there are chances of abruption and even sometimes still births are fairly common.
So please take it seriously and report to the hospital under your obstetrician's care.
I hope i have answered your query in detail,
Wishing you safe pregnancy,
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