If you have preeclampsia , you will need regular exams to assess whether your condition is becoming more severe. Your exams may include:
With frequent physical exams, your doctor or nurse-midwife can closely monitor your condition. Noticing small but important changes makes it possible to catch complications in their early stages and to assess how rapidly they are progressing.
Laboratory tests are also important for monitoring preeclampsia. Often changes in the blood and urine occur before you start to notice physical symptoms of severe preeclampsia.
Current as of: February 11, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
William Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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