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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. Julie Abbott
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Haptoglobin (Definition)

Hemoglobin in processes associated with rbc destruction, such as hemolytic anemia. A low haptoglobin level can be used to ...Read more


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If you have hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal or prolonged?

If you have hellp syndrome, will pt & ptt be normal or prolonged?

Normal usually.: Unless your liver has completely shut down (fulminant liver failure with or without liver capsule hematoma) and/or your placenta has abrupted, your coagulation tests aptt/pt/inr should remain normal. Your platelet count and bleeding time may be increased though. Expert care and prompt dleivery are warranted regardless of gestational age. ...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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How long does visual changes associated with hellp syndrome last?

How long does visual changes associated with hellp syndrome last?

Depends on Cause: "hellp" is an abbreviation of three main features of this syndrome: hemolysis elevated liver enzymes low platelet count this condition is a form of pre-eclampsia during childbearing. Visual changes may stem from different causes such as corneal or macular edema which may be more temporary or retinal breaks/detachments which may be more severe and permanent. Best to see your eye md! ...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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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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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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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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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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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

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Are there habits that make hellp syndrome more likely?

Are there habits that make hellp syndrome more likely?

HELLP: Hellp is thought by many to be a serious variant of pre-eclampsia. The cause is unknown, but is most likely related to placentation and maternal vascular changes in the first trimester. So, habits won't make hellp more likely. ...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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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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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

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