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What are the signs of having pre-eclampsia?

The main signs of pre-eclampsia are a sudden increase in blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine. It is common for pre-eclampsia to develop after week 20 of gestation. Pre-eclampsia can occur without any noticeable symptoms. The symptoms of severe pre-eclampsia can include headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and blurry vision, or visions of flashing lights.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 14 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: HELLP syndrome


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