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Is termination in cases of Down syndrome considered an acceptable reason for a therapeutic abortion?

Is termination in cases of Down syndrome considered an acceptable reason for a therapeutic abortion?

No: This would be considered by most an elective procedure. Abortion for a mother with kidney failure who would likely die if it were not done would be considered by most therapeutic. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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What can I expect at my ob/gyn appointment at 13 weeks? I am 41 with a history of a uterine avm after a therapeutic abortion 4 years ago. Thanks.

What can I expect at my ob/gyn appointment at 13 weeks?  I am 41 with a history of a uterine avm after a therapeutic abortion 4 years ago. Thanks.

High risk: It is hard to predict exactly what you specific doctor will do. Generally around this time first trimester genetic screening is done. Since you are over age 35 this is important. It is certainly reasonable to call your doctors office and ask the nurse for guidance on what tests you are due for at the next appointment. ...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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What is the treatment for hellp syndrome?

What is the treatment for hellp syndrome?

Delivery promptly.: Prompt delivery of the fetus(es) and placenta(s) is the only way to treat hellp syndrome. Temporizing measures such as Magnesium Sulfate for maternal seizure prophylaxis and blood pressure control are essential for maternal support but do not treat the underlying pathophysiology. ...Read more

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If you had the hellp syndrome while pregnant will you have hellp syndrome again?

If you had the hellp syndrome while pregnant will you have hellp syndrome again?

Possibly: A patient who has had a previous pregnancy affected by hellp syndrome is at increased risk of having another pregnancy affected by hellp syndrome. It is also possible to have a healthy unaffected pregnancy. Your doctor will monitor you closlely. ...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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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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How long does hellp syndrome last?

How long does hellp syndrome last?

Depends: That ? Should be directed to your OB and the perinatologist as they know your specific situation, your ? Does not have a general answer so discuss this with them. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had healthy baby if hellp syndrome?

Has anyone ever had healthy baby if hellp syndrome?

Yes: You can have a healthy pregnancy with hellp syndrome. Your doctor will work hard to safely get you as far along in the pregnancy as possible. Medicine has come a long way! ideally, we like 4 babies to make it as close to 40 weeks as possible. But if your doctor decides it is safer for the baby to be delivered, depending on your little one's gestational age, he or she maybe fine. Be positive! ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Lazarus
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Hellp Syndrome (Definition)

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 ...Read more