Preeclampsia Topic Guide
Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. Preeclampsia is associated with high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Preeclampsia is also referred to as toxemia, or toxemia of pregnancy. The cause of preeclampsia is unknown. Symptoms of preeclampsia are high blood pressure, decrease in urine output, edema of the hands and face, rapid weight gain, and nervous system changes. Treatment of preeclampsia depends on the gestation period of the baby and the associated medical conditions of the mother.
Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain Many pregnant women experience abdominal pain for a number of reasons. Often, round ligment stretching is to blame. The round ligament is a muscle that holds the uterus in place, and it stretches as the fetus grows, causing pain. Treatment includes acetaminophen (Tylenol) and activity modification. Though round ligament pain is a completely natural an benign condition of pregnancy, other types of abdominal pain can indicate serious problems; seek medical care if symptoms become serious, for instance, if you have a fever, chills, painful urination or difficulty walking.
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