Atypical pre-eclampsia

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Re: Atypical pre-eclampsia

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:16 pm

I got my test results back.
My liver enzymes have both gone up from 10 and 14 to 22 and 18 although that's still "normal". Protein in the urine however has gone up from 324 to 440. I'm being referred to a high risk dr. See my normal ob tomorrow. Im feeling confident knowing I will be watched closely. I'm currently 28+3

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Re: Atypical pre-eclampsia

Postby jenh » Fri Oct 14, 2016 08:50 pm

I'm glad to hear you had blood work done. With the rib pain and headache, it's a good idea to check for HELLP syndrome. You have several warning sign symptoms. One of the hard things about PE is that many of the symptoms could be PE, could be regular pregnancy stuff, or could be something unrelated. Frequent monitoring will make sure you get proper care if/when it turns into something more.
Jen
Wife to Brett 6/30/02
Mom to Ethne Joy 10/12/03, 35 weeks, severe PE
Mom to Catie Grace 12/8/06, 37 weeks, mild PE
Mom to Riley Faith and Gavin Arthur 7/7/09, 36 weeks, PIH 22 weeks, PE 31 weeks, severe post partum PE
Mom to four angels Grace (12/15/05), Ian (7/28/08), Declan (5/23/15), and Lucy (11/24/15)

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Re: Atypical pre-eclampsia

Postby 7isHeaven » Fri Oct 14, 2016 01:07 pm

Hi all! I've been reading these forums for last few weeks and finally decided to post. Here's some info: I'm 29, married for 8 years, 3 biological children, pregnant with the 4th(27 weeks), adopted 3 children. So this will be number 7 for us. I've had mostly healthy pregnancies however I do have rheumatoid arthritis. My blood pressure is normally in the low range. Anyways here's the current situation: at 23 weeks I went in for a routine check up. Blood pressure was 140/80(I'm normally probably 100/60) then I was sent for labs and a 24 hr urine test. Did all that. Protein in the urine came back at 324. Also I was pretty anemic. Dr calls me and says I'm now her highest risk patient, I need to come in right away, all that. Ever since then, my blood pressure hasn't gone over 130/80, it's usually like mid 115-125/70-79. My doctor sends me for steroid shots at the hospital in case baby is born soon! She won't let me go past 37 weeks but HOPES I make it to 34. Im so confused!!! She tells me to go to the hospital if it gets to 160/100 and i laugh because I literally can't even imagine it ever going that high and I think she's being ridiculous! Then the next week she kinda goes back on what she says, I have my third UTI since June, maybe I'm not preeclamptic but that she will order another blood test and another 24 hour urine test, based on that she will refer me to the high risk doctor.
Now, all that aside. My symptoms! I have had a nagging constant headache for 10 days, it's the worst in the morning when i first wake up. My pee is...foamy. I'm SUPER constipated, now I have neck pain, it hurts to touch my sternum, burning rib pain. She told me to take Tylenol. My feet swell if I do a lot, it goes away after rest and putting them up. I feel like I'm either crazy or she is.
So here I guess are my questions:
Do I reeeeeeally have pre eclampsia if all I have is some protein in my urine?
Anyone else diagnosed pretty early on in pregnancy and just have the protein?
I had never heard of atypical preeclampsia! I told the dr today I frequently have shortness of breath and my heart races, flutters, skips...like crazy. I had blood work done yesterday and begin the 24 hr urine test today.

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Re: Atypical pre-eclampsia

Postby Emily-Conant-facebook » Sun Oct 09, 2016 04:58 pm

Hello,

In my second pregnancy I was diagnosed as having atypical pre-eclampsia at 34 weeks, due to slightly elevated BP, liver enzymes just over the normal range, headache and flashing lights. My symptoms just hovered on the edge, until two days before I was going to be induce, then liver spiked and platelets dropped and was induce right away. I havent had the best luck finding a new OB for my current pregnancy but I see my old MFM doctors on Tuesday and will ask if Im considered as having HELLPs for my second pregnancy.
Emily
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mom to angel Alan born at 21 weeks PE and HELLPs, Micheal born at 36 HELLPs,
Due with little girl 2/8/17

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Re: Atypical pre-eclampsia

Postby jenh » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:14 pm

I was already in pretty bad shape when I was diagnosed my first time. I was induced right away, before the liver enzymes went up. I've had PE two more times, but no HELLP. Second time was milder and later than first. Third time doesn't compare well because I had twins.
Jen
Wife to Brett 6/30/02
Mom to Ethne Joy 10/12/03, 35 weeks, severe PE
Mom to Catie Grace 12/8/06, 37 weeks, mild PE
Mom to Riley Faith and Gavin Arthur 7/7/09, 36 weeks, PIH 22 weeks, PE 31 weeks, severe post partum PE
Mom to four angels Grace (12/15/05), Ian (7/28/08), Declan (5/23/15), and Lucy (11/24/15)

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Re: Atypical pre-eclampsia

Postby angelwings » Wed Sep 28, 2016 08:22 pm

Thanks for your post,

I never knew HELLP doesnt need all the symptoms to be diagnosed.
Did they just deliver you before your Liver enzymes went up?
I have had tests on my liver and nothing seems to be underlying, it returned to normal function after about 12 weeks after baby was born.
Have you had any re-occurrences with the next pregnancy's?

Love x

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Re: Atypical pre-eclampsia

Postby jenh » Tue Sep 27, 2016 05:17 am

Tachycardia was one of my first symptoms along with shortness of breath. Protein is no longer required for a diagnosis of PE. It's now high BP plus at least one other symptom, which could be protein but could also be a number of other things. Also, you don't need to have all three symptoms of HELLP to be diagnosed. My own HELLP was the reverse of yours. I had Hemolysis and Low Platelets, but normal Liver Enzymes, although they were clearly trending upward. If your liver enzymes were that high, it would seem to me that you could have been diagnosed with HELLP, and that that could count as the second symptom for PE as well. However, not being a doctor, I couldn't tell you if there was some other liver condition unrelated to PE that could explain your symptoms as well or better.

PE and related conditions are due to placenta issues, begin at implantation, and are unrelated to any lifestyle issues like diet. They can happen to any woman no matter how healthy she is.
Jen
Wife to Brett 6/30/02
Mom to Ethne Joy 10/12/03, 35 weeks, severe PE
Mom to Catie Grace 12/8/06, 37 weeks, mild PE
Mom to Riley Faith and Gavin Arthur 7/7/09, 36 weeks, PIH 22 weeks, PE 31 weeks, severe post partum PE
Mom to four angels Grace (12/15/05), Ian (7/28/08), Declan (5/23/15), and Lucy (11/24/15)

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Atypical pre-eclampsia

Postby angelwings » Wed Sep 14, 2016 08:11 pm

Hello to all you ladies,
Love all your reading all your posts :o)

Im new here but wondered if anyone of you experienced unusual symptoms of Pre-e.
I had mild blood pressure increase and no protein, no edema but liver enzymes were way off in the 600's (AST and ALT) Normal is around 30. Platlets never went under 200,000. so i dont think it was Hellp.
Have never had any medical issues and I am in my 20's. Healthy diet, dont smoke or drink.
Also I had tachycadia around 140, had heart checked and it was perfectly normal.
The specialists said they were a bit perplexed, and I still dont really know what happened to cause all those symptoms.
Have any of you had tachycadia as well?

Love x


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