My wife (Age 28) was sent to the ER (on 05/09) after a regular OB visit. There, the routine BP screen showed her at 220/130. Still in the hospital today, doctor's cannot determine a diagnosis and have been unable to get her Systolic steadily under 170 with meds. It's been in the range of 175-185 today. Her Diastolic has ranged from 70-100 today.
Knowns based on what Dr's have told us:
There is kidney damage, Dr's advised the kidney is functioning at 1/3 of what it should be ("creatinine rating of 3")
leakage in valve to heart
"flattened" vessel in brain
Dr's are thinking maybe it's IGA or Glomerulonephritis
Symptoms pre-hospital admission:
bad headaches during last 3 months, especially the week before her period.
Thank you. Any ideas on where I can post to get feedback...feeling pretty desperate. The Dr's seem to be leaving us in the dark while "they run more tests." My hope is that maybe someone else out there had HSP like my wife did and experienced some similar complications later on. Apparently, it's not very well understood from what I've read so far. One theory I have personally is IGAN (Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy).View Thread