Advertisement

What are the symptoms of pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Signs and symptoms of mild pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH):
  • High blood pressure
  • Water retention (swelling)
  • Protein in the urine
Signs and symptoms of severe PIH, in addition to the above:
  • Headaches and blurred vision
  • Inability to tolerate bright light
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Producing less than a pint of urine in 24 hours
  • Pain in the right upper abdomen
  • Shortness of breath

Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is first noticed as a hasty weight gain during pregnancy, rather than a gradual accumulation of baby weight. You will also begin to notice your face or ankles swelling more than normal. Your doctor may recognize protein in your urine and raised blood pressure levels. More severe symptoms of PIH include headaches, vision problems, stomach upset, stomach pain, and bruising. Regular checkups during your pregnancy are essential to catching pregnancy-induced hypertension early on before it has time to worsen.

Continue Learning about High Blood Pressure Symptoms

What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (PHT)?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
The most common symptoms of pulmonary hypertension are shortness of breath and fatigue whenever you ...
More Answers
When do I need to see a specialist for a heart rhythm disorder?
Imran K. Niazi, MDImran K. Niazi, MD
Sometimes the usual treatments for atrial fibrillation are not helpful. Physicians with special ...
More Answers
What Are the Symptoms of Hypertension?
What Are the Symptoms of Hypertension?
Ending Childhood Obesity to Improve Adult Health
Ending Childhood Obesity to Improve Adult Health

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.