Eclampsia

  • Alternative Names

    Toxemia with seizures


    Symptoms
    • Muscle aches and pains
    • Seizures
    • Severe agitation
    • Unconsciousness

    Symptoms of preeclampsia include:

    • Gaining more than 2 pounds per week
    • Headaches
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Stomach pain
    • Swelling of the hands and face
    • Vision problems

    Signs and 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 and urine tests may be done to check:

    • Blood clotting factors
    • Creatinine
    • Hematocrit
    • Uric acid
    • Liver function
    • Platelet count
    • Protein in the urine