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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   what is aclampsia?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   do you mean eclampsia?
User :   right?
Doctor :   It is a condition in pregnancy
Doctor :   during which
Doctor :   the pregnant woman will have seizures- fits
Doctor :   it is very dangerous for both mother and baby
User :   few day back my wife went through eclampsia ante purtm medication, doctors from ramaiah terminated baby to bring down High BP. now she is normal. will it again happens?
Doctor :   Is there anything specific you want to know about it?
User :   she got fits as well
User :   is there any problem for future pregnancy?
Doctor :   the treatment option for eclampsia- is

Doctor :   terminaion of pregnancy
Doctor :   once the pregnancy is terminated
Doctor :   the mother usually recovers
Doctor :   she will most probably not have a problem now
Doctor :   but she needs to be extremely careful in future pregnancy
User :   is there possibility of getting fits again?
Doctor :   she has a greater risk of developing the same problem again
User :   she gets only in the pregnancy time or without pregnancy also she gets it?

Doctor :   only in pregnancy
User :   what are precautions we need to take to prevent this?

Doctor :   From the very begining of pregnancy

Doctor :   you should have regualr
Doctor :   check ups
Doctor :   close monitoring of the blood pressure and medication if necessary
User :   which is the best hospital or doctors to give good medication for this?

Doctor :   Any good OBG will be able to manage this
Doctor :   was this the first pregnancy for your wife?
User :   yes doctor

Doctor :   Does your wife have any other health problems?
User :   we married two yrs ago, we had planned
User :   we didn't take any medicine for not getting pregnancy
Doctor :   there is a greater risk of this problem during the first pregnancy-
User :   she had low BP earlier
Doctor :   how old is your wife?
User :   29yrs old
Doctor :   ok

User :   is there chance of getting fits again in future after pregnancy?
Doctor :   Cambridge hospital in Indranagar is a good set up in this side of bangalore
Doctor :   Yes there is, though it is less than in the case of fist pregnancy
User :   we are very much scared about fits she got during 6months of her pregnancy
Doctor :   was your wife carrying more than one fetus?
User :   no, only one fetus

Doctor :   ok
User :   after delivery also fits will come again?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   Dadakhalandar, the exact cause of eclampsia is not known
Doctor :   But the patient will have a combiantion of high BP, protein in the urine
Doctor :   and excessive weight gain

Doctor :   What is your wife's BP now?

User :   suddenly one day she got high BP, swelling and protien in the urine but not excessive weight gain
User :   now BP is 110/70
Doctor :   You need to make sure your wife is very carefully monitired with regular BP checks and urine routine from the begining of
Doctor :   any future preganncy
Doctor :   that BP is allright
User :   ok

Doctor :   with careful monitioring you should be able to have a complete pregnancy and a healthy baby

Doctor :   in her next pregnancy
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Thanks doctor, i'm really excited the way discussion went on.
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   you really gave me good suggestion and clarified all my doubts
Doctor :   and thanks for consulting HC magic
User :   thank you doctor

Doctor :   you are welcome;
Bye for now
User :   Bye

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