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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. Elizabeth Lazarus
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Hellp Syndrome (Definition)

HELLP syndrome is a condition that occurs in pregnant women, involving hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes, and a low platelet count. Common symptoms include blurry vision, fatigue, or headache, and it is often associated ...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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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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What exactly is hellp syndrome?

What exactly is  hellp syndrome?

Preeclampsia complic: Hellp syndrome is a rare complication of preeclampsia or high blood pressure of pregnancy. It results from vascular dysfunction in your liver and renal vessels preferentially in the setting of severe preeclampsia. Unless promptly delivered and expertly treated, it can cause severe complications or even maternal/fetal death. ...Read more

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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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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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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