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Symptoms of Gestational diabetes

Symptoms of Gestational diabetes: Introduction

Most women with gestational diabetes do not have obvious symptoms, especially in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms do occur, they may include excessive thirst, which develops because hyperglycemia, or high levels of glucose in the blood, acts as a sponge to pull fluid out of the body's tissues. This leads to dehydration and extreme thirst as well as frequent urination.

Complications of untreated gestational diabetes can be serious, both for the mother and the baby. Complications include the development of hypertension and preeclampsia in the mother. $Preeclampsia can lead to a critical condition known as eclampsia, which can result in seizures, damage to vital organs, coma and death for both mother and baby.

Other complications of gestational diabetes include jaundice, premature birth, low birth weight, HELLP syndrome, developmental problems, respiratory distress syndrome, and excessive growth of the baby....more about Gestational diabetes »

Symptoms of Gestational diabetes

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Gestational diabetes includes the 3 symptoms listed below:

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Gestational diabetes: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Gestational diabetes?

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Gestational diabetes as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Gestational diabetes, it is also important to consider Gestational diabetes as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Gestational diabetes may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Gestational diabetes. This signs and symptoms information for Gestational diabetes has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Gestational diabetes signs or Gestational diabetes symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Gestational diabetes may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Gestational diabetes symptoms.


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