Symptoms & Signs
- Muscle aches and pains
- Severe agitation
Symptoms of preeclampsia include:
- Gaining more than 2 pounds per week
- Stomach pain
- Swelling of the hands and face
- Vision problems
Diagnosis & Tests
The health care provider will do a physical exam and rule out other possible causes of seizures. Blood pressure and breathing rate will be checked and monitored.
Blood tests may be done to check:
- Uric acid
- Liver function
- Platelet count
Eclampsia : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Eclampsia : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Eclampsia : Treatment
Review Date : 9/2/2009
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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