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Pre-eclampsia symptoms

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Because of my preeclapsia before I dont knw how contractions feel like and for the last 2 weeks Ive been getting really bad cramps and my stomach becomes really hard and it makes me have diarrhea this happens onces also my left side hurts a lot are these contractions? since there is a big chance I could get preeclampsia again could this be a warning for me to go to the hospital when this happens? Thank you.

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replied September 25th, 2008
Labor and Delivery Answer A4750
Current medical status: 7 months pregnant and in watch for possible preeclampsia again since it happened twice before in my other 2 pregnancies.
Current medical treatment: nothing yet

Stomach cramps and diarrhea are not signs of pre-eclampsia. They are signs of intestinal infection.

High blood pressure, swelling, and proteins in the urine in a pregnant woman are signs of pre-eclampsia.

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