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How do I know if I have pre-eclampsia?

Many women with pre-eclampsia do not experience any symptoms. The condition is usually detected by a doctor during a routine pregnancy check-up, when they measure your blood pressure. If you have a blood pressure reading and your doctor suspects that you have pre-eclampsia, they may also test a sample of your urine to check for protein, which is another sign of pre-eclampsia.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 14 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: HELLP syndrome

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