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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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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

See below: Actually hellp and preeclampsia really are not associated with swelling - this is still in the old text books, but we do not use swelling as an indication for for hellp or preeclampsia. ...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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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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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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Can you get hellp syndrome if you are not pregnant?

Can you get  hellp syndrome if you are not pregnant?

No.: Hellp syndrome is a pregnancy-specific condition. Similar syndromes but not hellp can be seen in renal transplant patients on cyclosporine, with hepatorenal syndrome, or in advanced liver cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic component involved in HELLP syndrome?

Unknown: Good question. The underlying cause of preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome is one of the great unanswered questions in obstetrics. Hopefully one day we will know the answer and find a way to predict and prevent it ...Read more

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Has anyone ever developed hellp syndrome while not pregnant?

Has anyone ever developed hellp syndrome while not pregnant?

Nope: Hellp syndrome is specific to pregnancy. Certainly there are liver and blood problems that may look like hellp but aren't in non-pregnant people. By definition, you have to be pregnant or recently (last 6 months) been pregnant to have hellp. For those of you that don't know, hellp is a complication of pregnancy where the blood counts get very low and the liver starts to malfunction. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more


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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