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Preeclampsia

Symptoms and Signs of Preeclampsia

While there is no single test that can diagnose or predict preeclampsia, the primary symptoms of this condition are increased blood pressure and proteinuria, or protein in the urine. Other types of symptoms associated with preeclampsia are persistent headaches, blurred vision or light sensitivity, abdominal pain, and swelling in the mother’s face and hands.

However, all of these symptoms of preeclampsia can occur in healthy pregnancies or be caused by other conditions, so pregnant women should regularly visit their doctor so he or she can track their blood pressure and protein levels in the urine, as well as conduct blood tests for preeclampsia and monitor fetal development closely.