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Dr. Elizabeth Lazarus
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Hellp Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that occurs in pregnant women, involving hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes, and ...Read more


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How much time to wait after having preeclampsia and hellp syndrome?

How much time to wait after having preeclampsia and hellp syndrome?

PREECLAMPSIA : Severe preeclampsia and Hellp syndrome caries a high mortality among pregnant women due to severe D.I.C. Occurring during the 2nd and 3rd trimeste. Early DX and RX is important. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause hellp syndrome?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause hellp syndrome?

No: Pih includes both gestational hypertension, which is a benign condition where the woman's blood pressure increases slightly without the associated proteinuria, edema or lab abnormalities found in pre-eclampsia. Hellp syndrome is a variant of severe pre-eclampsia characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low-platelets. Blood pressure may be high as well. ...Read more

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How common is hellp syndrome?

How common is  hellp syndrome?

HEELP syndrome: It is an infrequent form of severe preeclampsia consisting of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets. It is a high risk condition with possible severe complications. ...Read more

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Can you explain hellp syndrome?

Can you explain hellp syndrome?

Immune Drama: The immune basis of preeclampsia has not been solved. Hellp represents the most severe form of this condition. Events affecting the maternal blood vessels and kidneys activate the platelets to be consumed resulting in this clinical model. The liver and kidneys swell to the point of failure. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for hellp syndrome?

Who is at risk for  hellp syndrome?

Several: Women at the earlier and later range of childbearing age (teens and women closer to menopause), women with underlying hypertension, women having their first child, women with a history of hellp in a prior pregnancy. ...Read more

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Online site relating to hellp syndrome?

Online site relating to hellp syndrome?

Yes I wil: Her it is>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hellp_syndrome good luck.

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If you have hellp syndrome do you have to get delivered?

If you have hellp syndrome do you have to get delivered?

Most definitely !: In few occasions and under very close watch by a high risk specialist, delivery can be delayed for hours and even days to allow steroids to mature the baby's lungs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hellp syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Hellp syndrome?

HELLP Syndrome: HELLP syndrome is named for 3 features of the disease (hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet levels). It is a life-threatening condition that can potentially complicate pregnancy. ...Read more

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In the hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal?

In the hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal?

May be abnormal: In patients with hellp syndrome, the pt and PTT maybe prolonged. In other words, the clotting time maybe prolonged which may lead to problems with bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hellp syndrome?

HELLP syndrome: Hellp syndrome is a severe form of pre-eclampsia where the liver enzymes are elevated and platlets are dangerously low. This is found on lab work. Blood pressure is high, there is elevated protein in the urine. She may have vision changes, severe headache, vomitting, pain in the upper right belly, and possibly seizures or strokes. Delivery is crucial to save mom, no matter how many weeks till due. ...Read more

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Explain hellp syndrome (during pregnancy)?

Explain hellp syndrome (during pregnancy)?

I will try: Her is web site could give details on that subject.Good luck. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hellp_syndrome. ...Read more

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Im so worried about hellp syndrome. Will it end my pregnancy?

Im so worried about hellp syndrome. Will it end my pregnancy?

Preg will be shorter: The cure for hellp syndrome is delivery. The good news is it usually develops late in the pregnancy. Although the baby maybe premature, many of them will do fine. Your doctor may give steroids in order to help the baby's lungs mature more quickly. Medication maybe used to control blood pressure, prevent seizures, and correct problems with blood clotting. Transfusion of blood poducts maybe needed. ...Read more

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Anyone treated hellp syndrome?

Anyone treated hellp syndrome?

Yes: The cure for hellp syndrome is delivery. The good news is it usually develops late in the pregnancy. Although the baby maybe premature, many of them will do fine. Your doctor may give steroids in order to help the baby's lungs mature more quickly. Medication maybe used to control blood pressure, prevent seizures, and correct problems with blood clotting. Transfusion of blood poducts maybe needed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hellp syndrome?

What are the tests for hellp syndrome?

HELLP: Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets (hellp) syndrome is considered a variation of severe preeclampsia (a pregnancy complication). It is diagnosed (as the name suggests) by testing for signs of ruptures red blood cells (hemolysis), elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets. Your OB doc will be watching for this as part of your prenatal care. ...Read more

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What is the etiology for hellp syndrome?

What is the etiology for hellp syndrome?

Severe Pre Eclampsia: Hellp syndrome is a form of severe pre eclampsia that is characterized by elevated blood pressures +protein in the urine, he - hemolysis (the breakdown of red blood cells), el-elevated liver enzymes and lp-low platelet count. Patients may experience severe headaches, blurred vision, abdominal pain, nausea, swelling... Most often this occurs late in the pregnancy. The cause for hellp is unknown. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hellp syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hellp syndrome?

Toxemia: Hellp is an acronym for hemolysis, elevated liver function tests, and low platelets. Many patients with hellp have symptoms of pre-eclampsia like high blood pressure, headaches, visual disturbances, and epigastric pain but many hellp patients don't have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you tell me more about hellp syndrome?

Could you tell me more about hellp syndrome?

Bad news.: Hellp syndrome is a severe and potentially life threatening complications of preeclampsia that can only be treated with delivery of the fetus and placenta. It results from severe liver and kidney failure as a consequence of placental problems. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia = blood poisoning by toxins. Toxemia is also a name for preeclampsia ( ^'ed blood pressure, albuminuria ...Read more