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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. 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


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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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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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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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