Gestational Hypertension Quiz

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Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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  • My baby isn't moving as much

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  • Episode of high blood pressure

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What is Gestational Hypertension?

RPC Reviewer comment - As of current guidelines PIH is not a separate condition. The current terminology is Gestational hypertension or Preeclampsia (both with and without severe features). Please let me know how you wish me to clarify this target page. High blood pressure can be a side effect of pregnancy. In some cases, this can be severe and harmful to both mother and child. The causes are varied, but risk is higher in obese, older, and first-time mothers.

Typical Symptoms of Gestational Hypertension

  • Currently pregnant

  • Feel my child is moving less. (Decreased fetal movements)

  • Possibility of being pregnant

  • Episode of high blood pressure (systolic blood pressure of 140mmHg and above)

  • Swelling of the arms or hands

  • Facial swelling

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • High blood pressure during pregnancy

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Gestational Hypertension

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Are you pregnant?

  • Is your child moving less?

  • Is there any chance that you might be pregnant?

  • Are you urinating less?

Treatmentof Gestational Hypertension

Treatment of this condition is with blood pressure medications. Additionally, the specialist may schedule more regular checkups to ensure mother and child are doing well.

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References

  • ACOG Practice Bulletin

    https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-bulletin/articles/2020/06/gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia

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Reviewed By:

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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