What tests can show if I have PIH?
No one test diagnoses PIH. Your blood pressure will be checked during each doctor's visit. A big rise in your blood pressure can be an early sign that you might have PIH. A urine test can tell if there is protein in your urine. Your doctor may order certain blood tests, which may show if you have PIH. If you have signs of PIH, your doctor may want to see you at least once a week and possibly every day.
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