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Should you have more children after having Posterior reversible encephalopathy (PRES) syndrome?

By Anonymous January 1, 2015 - 9:42pm
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Hello, I'm a 27 year old woman who had Posterior reversible encephalopatht syndrome after giving birth to my daughter in 2010. I was 23 and 7 days after I gave birth I had a seizure. I was hospitalized for about a month with continued seizures. hit led to temporary blindness, Anxiety attacks, memory loss and grandma seizures. although it was reversible I want to know is this going to happen again if I have another baby? Can anyone help me

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. This is a difficult question and one that can be best answered by consulting your primary care physician, a neurologist and your gynecologist/obstetrician.

For all our readers, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare cliniconeuroradiological syndrome that is characterized by headache, confusion, seizures and loss of vision. It can occur because of a number of causes, predominantly malignant hypertension and eclampsia. Preeclampsia and eclampsia may be the most common causes of PRES.

Knowing what precipitated this syndrome for you will determine if there is a risk of recurrence with a subsequent pregnancy.


January 2, 2015 - 8:58am
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